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Well it looks like it's night three of going to bed way too late, but there's nothing much I can do about that. The good news is that I'm all prepared for our Valentine's Day party tomorrow, and my little sisters were extremely happy with their cupcakes for their parties today. I'm exhausted, but totally ready to party tomorrow afternoon!
In addition to making the cupcakes (which, by the way, came out beautifully - if I do say so myself - because I finally figured out how to get two icing colors to come out of the piping bag at the same time!), I also made brownies as a surprise. The teacher that I'm working with had been hoping that one of the parents would offer to send in brownies to go with the ice cream sundaes that the kids are going to make, but no one could send them in. I figured I'll surprise her and the class with that little bonus.
My observation also went pretty well today... I had a mini meltdown when I was talking to my supervisor after my lesson was completed, but she helped me sort everything out and I'm feeling good about the rest of this placement. She told me that I'm going to make a great teacher because she could see that I have it in me... my lesson went very well!
Alright, so I need to get to bed, but I'll end with a funny little story from the end of the day at school. It actually fits with the whole 'Valentine's Day' theme. I've been trying to explain to the kids why I'm Miss Krigsman and not Mrs. Krigsman. I said that because I'm not married, I'm a Miss. Well wouldn't you know that some of the kids got very alarmed when I told them that I wasn't married? "Why not?" was a question that I was asked by multiple people. I told them that I was too young to get married and that I haven't even ever been on a date, so getting married is nowhere in my immediate plans. This information just completely shocked all of the students, and they couldn't believe what I was telling them. Well then one student asked me if I live alone, and I said that I lived with my family and that I'm the oldest of six. He asked me why I didn't have a baby of my own! These kids are so cute, and they just always come up with these questions that just blow my mind. They really make me laugh.
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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.