Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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With such a big family, you can imagine that it’s hard to find alone time with any one member of the family. My mom and I have always been extremely close, but having a conversation during the day is almost impossible. Between cries of “Mommy!” and “Hey that was my toy!” and “She pushed me!” there are interruptions every five seconds.
Sometimes it can really frustrate me that I can only say two words before someone interrupts us, especially when the story that I’m trying to convey wasn’t that long. Stories go from being two minutes long to ten minutes long because I can’t get a full sentence out. It’s pretty annoying. But at the end of the night, after all of the younger kids are in bed, I get some alone time with my mom. We can sit and talk on the couch, watch a television show together, and finish all of the conversations we tried to start throughout the day. Sometimes we still get interrupted (if one of the little kids won’t stop talking and go to sleep), but overall, it’s really peaceful at night.
Sometimes, especially with new foster kids in the house, it can feel like you never get a minute alone with your parents. But when you compare the need for alone time with the need for love and caring that those children have, you know that it’s worth it to save up your stories for the end of the night. I’d much rather spend time with all of the kids during the day, because I wouldn’t have half of the stories I do without them.
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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.