Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Well, it's official... my siblings have completed their first year of school here in Florida!
I can't believe how quickly the school year flew by. It seems like just yesterday we were trying to find stores in order to buy school supplies, and figuring out where bus stops were. We knew nothing about the schools down here, and it was exciting each time we even found out about the name of the school or the mascot. How have all of these months gone by already?
I was glad that I could be home for the last day of school, because of course there were pictures to be taken and smiles to be shared. I was able to go with my mom to pick up my little sisters, and was able to get pictures of them with their classroom teacher and art teacher, both of whom the girls adored.
Of course, it wouldn't be a day in the life of the Krigsman's without some sort of drama... When we picked up the girls, Twin A informed us that "Unicorny," her pink unicorn, had been left in the classroom. While Twin B proudly announced that "Giraffy," her little giraffe, was in her bag, neither of them knew what had happened to the unicorn. So all four of us had to trek back inside, find their teacher, walk back to the classroom, and begin a search for the beloved stuffed animal. Unfortunately, we couldn't find her anywhere, but their teacher promised to get in touch with us if she found it. Back in the car, I had to check in Twin A's bag for something as my mom drove home, and much to my surprise, there was Unicorny, down at the bottom of the bag where even my mom had missed her. Wow, the squeals that came out of my little sister made me feel like a hero, and I didn't even actually do anything! I was so glad that we were able to come home with both girls' stuffed animals though!
While we couldn't be there to see my brother and sister walk out of their schools, the smiles that we saw once they were home told us how happy they were for summer to arrive. I was so proud of the way that they handled their new situations this year, and I know that they're thrilled that they made it through their first year down here. I couldn't even imagine being in their positions, moving to a new school like that. Throw in all of the obstacles that my siblings face each day with their special needs, and I can't believe how hard they worked to accomplish all that they did this year.
Now it's on to summer, and even though this is the first time that I didn't complete a year in school, I'm excited too. First of all, I'm hoping that the girls will learn to sleep in a little bit so we all don't have to be up before 7am every day now like we were for school days. On top of that, my summer's starting off excellently, filled with pretty much non-stop Disney (as if I would have anything else in my life, right?)... There's a marathon of Disney Channel Original Movies on this weekend, which I'm thrilled about because there's a bunch of movies playing that I grew up watching. I've also got plans to be at two of the Parks over the next week, and that's not counting the days that I'm working! I just love living down here!
Congratulations to all of the students finishing their school year this week! To all of our loved ones back in New York... we told you that you should have moved down here with us! Only a month left for all of you! Good 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.