The Wagtmans Family
(Elisa de Leeuw is 27, Malcolm Landgraab is 12, Julian Zanobi is 11 and Brent de Leeuw is 5 months old)
Camden is 12 now is attening Simmeria High School. Since high school finishes sooner than elementary school he's free a large part of the afternoon. We allow him to go to the arcarde of the park after school with his classmates, because it's not that far.
There's a new kid in his class, Malcolm Landgraab, and Camden ussually hangs out with him. We hardly ever see him at home in the afternoon, even on rainy days he stays out as long as he can.
Since both Mairi nor I really want our kids to hang out outside, or god knows where, all the time, she got Camden a job at the Architec office where she's working. I don't know if he likes it that much, since he already said that he doesn't want to be an architect, but this way he earn something extra.
One of the major plus sides to the job for Camden, is that his friend, Malcolm, work there as well. Malcolm dad's owns the place, and he thought it was a good idea from Mairi to let the kids work there, and immidiatly wanted his son there as well.
Even though Camden doesn't want to be an architect, he uses Mairi's sketchingtable when she's not working on it, and he seems to have fun with it. He keeps telling us it's never a bad thing when you know a lot.
Despite him hanging out with his friends quite a lot and having to work a few hours every day, Camden still works hard to keep his grades up. He really wants to go to SVU, and is doing everything he can to get in with a very high score.
Ever since Camden startedhigh school, I have the feeling that Collin is a little bit lonely. The boys are so close in age, and they used to do everything together, but elementary and high school seem to be very different worlds in the minds of kids these days.
Collin is outgoing enough though, and he makes friends really easy. I don't know if they all like his wild games, but they keep coming by.
Recentely Collin is more interested in school. It took him some time, but he finally sees that wokring hard is worth it.
- I really wasn't sure of their place in my rotation, because of Camden and Collin. They are only one year apart, and I've always played them when they were both children, so it was kind of strange to play them now, but it was time for them to both have ofther friends.
- I don't know how soon others let their teens have jobs, but 12 seems a little bit young, but if I play like it's in real life, my teens can only work when they are 16, at least that's how it is here, and that seemed like a very short period. So I let Camden get a job.
- I already decided on a job for Camden using, Sullivan and Apple Valley's systems, and there are 2 jobs that might suit him; intellegence and graphic design. But since his mother works as an architect and his father is a lawyer, it would be more real for him to work in either places and so it became Landgraab Architects.