Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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As everyone struggles to go back to life as usual after the horrific events that occurred yesterday, I was so glad that our family had a happy distraction from the heartbreak all over the news.
Today, my little sister went to be fitted for her hearing aids.
My mom took Twin A to the audiologist this morning to be fitted for the hearing aids, finally! It was so exciting for everyone because it feels like this giant step toward my sister getting the help that she needs.
My mom had been trying to find out a whole lot of information before going today, so she knew a little bit about what to expect and could prepare my sister. We knew that there was going to be some kind of goop-like substance put into her ears to form the molds, and that she would be able to pick the color of her hearing aids while she was there.
Well not only did this goop get put into my sister's ears, but she was also given a little bit of it to play with so she would know what the material was like. She got to pick out the color for the molds, so of course she picked pink. She took the extra bit of goop home with her, and it had already hardened (she had rolled it into a ball), and then it turned out to be bouncy. That kept both of the twins busy for quite a while tonight.
My sister picked out dark pink for the shell of the hearing aids, with sparkly light pink for the inner piece, and I think my mom said that she'll get them in about two weeks or three weeks. My little sisters sure know how to pick bright colors... I'm sure the hearing aids will go wonderfully with the bright purple glasses that Twin B picked out for herself!
It's really amazing that my mom was told that not a lot of parents let the kids pick out their own hearing aid colors. Apparently, a lot of parents try to pick colors that will blend with their children's hair or skin tone, trying to hide the hearing aids. That just seems so crazy to me; why wouldn't you want to show them off? Let the kids pick out what they want, and show their personality a little. I mean, we're celebrating the fact that my sister is getting hearing aids, and we want her to be proud of them, just like we celebrated her twin's glasses. This is a part of them, and they shouldn't want to hide what makes them special.
I can't wait to see what the hearing aids look like once they're finished, and I really can't wait for my little sister to have them on and be able to hear better... I think we've all just about had it with having to yell everything, and it would be nice for Twin A to be able to hear herself so she's not screaming all of the time! It's so exciting!
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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.