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Alright, who's ready to admit that they're tired? Come on, you know you're all exhausted... I'm so ready to pass out in bed that writing tonight feels like a major accomplishment. I don't just mean 'it's bedtime' tired either; I mean more along the lines of exhaustion from the school year coming to an end, summer beginning, and feeling like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders somewhat. Although I'm sure for most parents, as much as you love having your kids home for the summer, you're even more exhausted just thinking about how to keep them from yelling about how bored they are every five minutes. Yeah, now you're all even more tired, aren't ya?
So today was the last day of school. As expected, I cried after I left the building. Well no, let me rephrase that... I cried as I pushed the doors open to leave the building. Seriously. I barely held it together and was lucky I even made it to the doors. I think that's adding to the exhaustion level tonight. Crying really wears you out. I mean, I went out to get ice cream for my parents and I after the kids were sleeping (shhhh), and the place was so packed that I stood on line for 20 minutes... I started crying again on the ride home, and I didn't know if it was because I was thinking about school ending again, the fact that I had just stood on line for so long, or if I was just overly tired. It may have been D) all of the above.
I got to see my little sisters with their classes for the last time, although Twin A claims she didn't see me any of the three times that I hugged her throughout the morning (guess I made a big impression, huh?). I also got to be with my morning student teaching class for the last time. The classroom looked so empty by the time the kids left, because we put all of the toys away after they were finished playing. Of course, we also gave the teacher a present from the class, just like I did with the afternoon class. And even though she knew it was coming this time (you can't hide much when you have to do double of everything), I think she still got a little emotional reading the book.
Luckily enough, I was also able to catch a bunch of teachers, faculty member,s and staff to say good-bye after the kids left the building. I think I was actually at school for another hour just walking around to give everyone that one last hug. I even got pictures with some people, like the wonderful teacher whose classroom I've been working in, and the crossing guard (he used to be a custodian in the school) who has always been there for me and even came to my Grandparents' Tea in first grade because I didn't have a grandpa anymore. Even though it was sad to say good-bye to everyone, it was fun to promise them all pictures of us laying at the beach while they're shoveling snow next winter! Sure won't miss that part of New York!
Alright, now I woke myself up so much from writing that I'm not so tired anymore... I need to start blogging earlier in the day. I think I'm becoming nocturnal. Sheesh! Good night everyone!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.