Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Today was just about the polar opposite of our day yesterday... We couldn't have been any more productive than we were today.
My mom and I were constantly going from before 8:00 this morning, and we only stopped just in time to pick up my little sisters from school at the end of the day. The whole family seemed pretty amazed with how much we had accomplished while they were all out of the house.
Of course, even with all that we accomplished today, there's still more on my "To Do" list that I'll have to take care of either over the weekend or on Monday. I guess I'm going to have to actually get out of bed tomorrow morning, instead of trying to sleep in until lunch time. That's going to be very difficult considering the fact that I can barely keep my eyes open tonight and I'm worn out from the long day. If my mom and I could sleep for a week straight, I think that still wouldn't be enough to make up for the insanity that we put ourselves through today.
The night ended on a high note though, with a very special meal for dinner. I've discussed the fact that we observe Lent in posts from prior years, and a huge part of that is the fact that we don't eat meat on Fridays during the time leading up to Easter. Well, last week I wrote that we had found a great new pizzeria, and we were excited to order food from there tonight as well. This time, however, my little sisters got to join in on the meal... we were able to get them dairy-free pizza! They were so excited to eat pizza for the very first time, and we were all so thrilled that they enjoyed it.
Normally, since the girls are little still and have so many food restrictions, my mom will let them get chicken and french fries when we all get pizza. Tonight, we wanted to try out this pizza though, because we had talked to the owner of the pizzeria and figured out that we could get a special pie made. The restaurant does put cheese in their sauce, so all we did was get the pizza crust with chicken (okay, so they still had meat) and broccoli on it, and my mom put her own sauce on at home. The girls absolutely loved it and couldn't wait to have the pizza again. They were incredibly impressed that the "bakers" knew how to make dairy-free pizza and wanted to know exactly how the pizza was made. They even determined that the pizza was put in the oven and cut up, and then the last step is eating it. Maybe they missed all of the beginning steps, but hey, the eating's the most fun anyway!
I love when my sisters can be included in things in which they are normally restricted. So many people take things like pizza for granted, and yet having pizza for the very first time at six years old was the highlight of my sisters' day (and it was a huge deal for the rest of us as well!).
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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.