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Wow, was I able to catch up on my sleep today! I didn't get out of bed until 1:00 in the afternoon!
Part of me felt awful for wasting the day away, but I desperately needed the sleep. And when I woke up, I did do my part for the day... I went to the pharmacy for my parents and even brought home donuts for them!
I also helped put together one of the Christmas gifts we all got: a new game table. It's four games in one with a rotating table top. It's really cool, and most of it was put together before the kids got their presents (thanks to Santa and a certain number 1 elf) but we had some finishing touches to work on. We set it up in the lanai and I played pool with my brother and sister before dinner. It was so nice to spend time with them like that!
My dad had finished putting together my little sisters' new kitchen set and my parents rearranged the playroom to accommodate that and some other new things. The excitement of Christmas seemed to still be going strong today. Everyone was enjoying time together as a family, which I've really been missing with spending so much time at work.
The kids all seemed to have a great day and I ended the night by sitting down to watch a movie with my parents. My mom had taped "Into the Woods" for me, which I had been wanting to see since it came out. One of my best friends had been in the play when he was younger, and I remember liking the show, but I couldn't remember everything that had happened in it. I like a lot of the actors that were in this movie version though, so I wanted to see it. My dad got tired and went to bed, but my mom and I are finishing it and it's really good! A nice way to end the day.
Yesterday, I forgot to mention something, so I'd like to mention it now. I would love to hear about anyone who was able to enjoy my book, "A Christmas For Toys," with their little ones this Christmas. My siblings loved reading along as I read the story aloud last night, and I was glad that my mom got a picture of it. If you have pictures you'd like to share, feel free to post them on my Facebook page or share them on Twitter with the hashtag #AChristmasForToys!
Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more stories about my experience with foster care, and hopefully hearing from readers who have questions or similar stories to share. I'm always willing to answer questions and hear about other experiences! Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page 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.