Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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I want to wish everyone a happy Pi Day! Pi Day is probably the only thing that many people remember from high school math class, am I right? March 14th, or 3.14, was always the day that we got to have a party in math class to celebrate the crazy number that went on for forever and ever. I can even remember competitions to see who could recite the most digits in Pi. Wow, life was so simple back then, when the most difficult thing you had to remember was a number. But aside from the competitions, Pi Day always made me wish that I liked pie; it would be so fitting to eat the dessert on this day.
We didn't celebrate this Pi Day the way that I used to in high school math; today was crazy for me and my mom. We had just a couple of errands to take care of while everyone was out of the house, but we ended up driving around for absolutely no reason and wasting our time. We had some things to take care of with our cell phone company, but of course the place that we found near our house could only help with one of the three things we needed to do. So they sent us "five to ten minutes" from where we lived to a corporate store that could take care of everything else. Unfortunately, it ended up being more like twenty to twenty-five minutes away from us, and when we got there (you're not going to believe this) they couldn't even help us with a single thing! Talk about a waste of time!
We may have been annoyed during the day, but I think we both got our fair share of laughs in once the kids were home from school. It was just one of those nights where the twins were giggling all night long. It was contagious! They were both in such silly moods that no matter what anyone did, they went into a fit of laughter. Twin A even had dirt on her neck (yeah, we have no idea what goes on at recess at their school), and trying to clean her off caused an eruption of giggles. Of course, even though Twin B wasn't dirty, she couldn't miss out on the fun... but Twin B is the child who you don't even have to actually touch to tickle her and make her laugh, so one little wipe down her neck caused enough laughter for the next ten minutes. Both girls just cracked the rest of us up all night long, right up until they were going to bed. These are the nights that I absolutely love the big age gap between us, because I can truly appreciate all that the girls do.
Oh, and I've got great news... I was allowed to cook tonight! Seems that yesterday's kitchen mishap didn't have quite the long-lasting effect that I thought it would. Although, to be fair, I wasn't cooking with oil tonight; maybe I was only trusted because there's not a high chance that I could mess up boiling hot dogs in a pot.
The only thing that didn't go quite right was watching television tonight. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that no one posts any spoilers about "The Bachelor" online because I wasted too much time in my bedroom and we ran out of time to watch the show's finale tonight. Of course, the one night I wanted to watch live (well, not quite live, but a little after), was the one night that we didn't watch at all. Sure, we mostly watch the show to laugh at all of the crying that goes on, but I still enjoy it and like to see what happens for myself. I guess I'll be staying off of social media until Wednesday, because we won't have time to watch any television with me at work all day tomorrow. Wish me luck with that!
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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.