I am a 13 year old homeschooling child of nine children, me being the oldest, and I have many responsibilities in the home.
I am very proud of being the oldest and have many responsibilities, but it can get hard sometimes, as all oldest daughters know. :)
Why I have this blog full of writing is, I LOVE to write, which is mostly what I do every day when I am not helping out in the house.
I write everywhere: in the car, the kitchen, the living room, my room, when watching TV, and so many more places.
I cannot live without writing...BUT... I also have other hobbies that I enjoy:
And so many more things!
Homeschooling is the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life.
I feel so free, unlike many other girls that I do know, who despretly wish to be homescooled.
And I feel for them. :)
I am very proud to be a BIG sister, and I mean BIG!!!
Nine children is a very big thing to help with:
And it's pretty funny to watch people's faces when I tell them that I'm the oldest of TEN children!!!
"WOW!! Really? You've got a lot of responsibilities, don't you?" They usually say.
And I am proud of it.
Another one of my favorite hobbies is dressing up in different costumes, even just when going to the store, or a drive.
I don't buy the costumes, or make them on the sewing machine, but just put together clothes from my closet, ordinary clothing, and switch it into a costume.
One of my favorite costumes, (my best so far) is my Legolas Lord of the Rings costume, shown here:
The costume contains:
White knit turtleneck
Tan cotton vest
Black belt with a silver buckle
Grey sweater with the sleeves on the inside, pinned at the neck with a peacock feathered brooch
Two belts criss-crossed over the chest
Two swords hung on the belts in the back (not shown)
Armlits (made from socks)
Elf ear tips
And Legolas' famous do, swept back braid, and two braids on either side of the Elf ears.
It's a pretty cool costume!
Usually when I walk around in costume, I get so many looks, it feels strange.
But as one gentleman told me in Wal-Mart last night, before the lighting of the town square, "No matter what people say, just keep being yourself."
And I am proud of it.