Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It's Day 2 of our road trip, and we're almost to Georgia right now. We stopped to let everyone stretch and eat dinner here in South Carolina, so we're just letting the twins get all of their energy out before strapping them in again. Oh, and it's also the eight month anniversary of Taylor Talks! I can't believe I've been blogging for so long! It feels like I started just last week!
The sunset was beautiful here, and it has been great to feel the temperature increase as we move further south. It actually feels like spring down here, unlike in New York where we were experiencing the neverending winter! My mom actually just checked the temperature... It's 18 degrees at home, but it's 57 degrees here!
Now, I said we stopped to get a bite to eat, but actually, we didn't all get to eat together. The food in the fridge went bad (I guess none of us turned it on yesterday) so we figured we would look for a restaurant to eat in. As I've talked about before, my littlest sisters are allergic to dairy. Well down here in the south, butter is used in just about all of the cooking. We couldn't find a restaurant where they could eat. So my mom and I ate PB&J sandwiches in the RV with the girls while my dad took my brother and sister into a restaurant to eat. You don't realize how much of life is impacted by an allergy like that; even if a food doesn't have dairy in it, it could be cooked where there is cross-contamination from other foods, which means they would still be exposed to the dairy allergen. It's crazy!
I can't wait to be in sunny Florida tomorrow and enjoy being in even hotter weather. Hopefully we'll get to a grocery store in the morning or find a place where everyone can get something to eat! Wish us luck!
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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.