Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Zanobi 2 - April 2018

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The Zanobi Family
Dimitri is 37, Andrea is 39, Matthew is 14 and Marlys is 10
Narrated by Andrea

We don't know what's up with Marlys at school lately. She comes home with really bad grades, and doesn't like going anymore. It's not that she doesn't study, because she really does.
And both Dimitri and I help her with her homework all the time, but it doesn't seem like it's enough.
After some bad grades, the teacher finally found something to motivate Marlys. She has to talk in front of the class about a subject she can chose herself. Marlys was so excited about this, and she was on the computer for days to do research.
And it payed off! She got her grades back because of the A she got for this lecture. 
Both Dimitri and I were so proud of her that we thought it would be nice to take her out. Since Dimitri has the shop, I took her skating. I wasn't very good at it, but Marlys seemed to enjoy it.
After the skating I took her the Reb & Black Dinner for a burger. She was quite happy at the end of the day.
Matthew really is kind of doing his own thing the last couple of months. He has his girlfriend, Melina, but I don't know how it's between them. She comes over sometime, he goes there sometimes, they go out sometimes, but it doesn't seem to be anything steady.
Anyway, I'm not going to bug in, and let him live his life the way he wants. But ever since he got that guitar, he's living his life a little bit too loud. He plays that thing the whole day. So now we have Marlys playing the violin, and Matthe playing the guitar. It's kind of strange they are so good at it, since neither Dimitri or I have any musical talent.
Somehow Matthew does find the time to rip himself away from the guitar and work out. He likes working out as well, so I'm guessing he will have some major decisions comming his way.
At the beginning of this year, I applied for a job at S.I.M. Enterprises, and despite the fact that I didn't yet have my degree, they already hired me. So every free moment I have I'm working on getting my degree.
A month ago I was finally able to finish everything, and graduate! Dimitri was so proud of me, I didn't feel like going out, so we had a nice night in.

  • I'm aware that Dimitri didn't show up a lot in this update, but he didn't do all that much during this session. He went to the shop, and spend some time at home ... not a lot to mention :)
  • Marlys was the child I talked about at N99, for the ones of you remembring. The child with the really bad grades, and the skill she needed to work on was charisma, because she's really outgoing, but of course children can't study that! I eventually found out they can with Monique's computer, but by that time she was already taken by the social worker, so I cheated her back in to the family, let her study charisma, and before I knew it she came home with an A.
  • First I was thinking about letting Matthew become an athlete, but the boy just couldn't stop playing that guitar, and since he's more outgoing than active, I'm now thinking of letting him become a muscian. He's 14 now, so I still have some time to deside on his job.
    Matthew and Melina aren't officially dating, he does roll wants for her but not that much, so we'll see how things go when I play her.


  1. Oh, that was a clever way to work in Marlys studying for charisma - giving a talk in front of her class. Perfect! I'm glad it did the trick and her grades are improving.

    Maybe Matthew will be like Luc. Luc is a Fitness Sim but I knew he'd never have a particularly active job from the time he aged to teen. He's a musician, through and through.

  2. Carla I never really thought about what Matthew would do when he got older, his LTW is to earn a specific amount of money, so I could go where ever I wanted to go, but now, with the guitar, I think I'm going to let him enter the music industry :)
    I'm glad it worked with Marlys as well :)

    Thanks for reading!

  3. I like the speech in front of the class! I need to add that to my school the next time I play, great idea! I like all the orange in this household, the computer area looks great.

    Matthew looks good with the guitar, I can see him going after that dream.