Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
We're halfway through October now, which means that we only have a little more than two weeks until one of the sweetest holidays of the year: Halloween.
Now, I don't know about your family, but our family always gets excited for Halloween. The anticipation of dressing up and going trick-or-treating is always a thrill for whatever kids are with us each October. As I posted last week, we put up decorations outside of the house, which is something that we do every year. Since we always have little kids in our family, we never do anything scary. We have fun little pumpkins and pretty witch hats, colorful signs that welcome others to our home... It's always inviting and makes children feel welcome.
As with any other holiday, our family is often composed of different people each time Halloween rolls around. Even this year my family is down two members from last October. While you may be sitting there thinking how sad that must be for us, and yes it is sad to say good-bye to siblings, it's actually kind of fun to have different kids here from one Halloween to the next. We get to know so many different personalities and you wouldn't imagine how those personalities are reflected through the costumes that each child asks to wear for the night of trick-or-treating. Earlier tonight, my mom actually started reciting some of the costumes that kids in our family have worn throughout the years... Don't ask, I have no idea why she was suddenly spouting the names of so many characters ha ha, but I thought I would put her memory to good use and share some of those costumes tonight. Not only is it fun to relive which siblings have worn which costumes, but for those of you whose children haven't made up their minds yet, maybe you'll get a nice costume hint from our list!
So let's see... we've had:
Here's hoping that Halloween is just as fun down here as it was in my hometown, and that you all will have an excellent Halloween as well! If and when I ever figure out what I'm dressing up as this year, I'll be sure to post about it!
One last thing before I go... I have to end tonight with a special cheer for my New York Mets! We did it! I may be in Florida now, but I'll always be a Mets fan!
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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.