The Verbon Family
Narrated by Olaf
When Anthony turned 4 I thought it would be good for him to do some sport, so I took him to some swimminglessons. He was getting quite good at it too, and he seemed to enjoy it.
But last time he told me that he didn't like it that much, and that he would rather play the piona instead.
We've had a piano in the house for years now. Mia used to play it sometimes and Morgana still does, I don't think she will be continuing playing the piano when she's older, since she already asked if she could get a guitar.
fI was a bit hesitant at first because she seems quite young, but she made a very professional impression. And Anthony is making some nice progress, at least she keeps telling me.
I'm really glad that, after the dip from a few years ago, both Morgana and Zenzi got their interest in school back. They are doing their homework almost daily.
And they try to keep up to date with their other interests as well. The principal already said that if they keep it up like this there shouldn't be any problem for them to start high school in a few years.
At home they also do their chores, almost always without complaining.
So I try to give them things in return whenever I can. And if I can spend time with them in the mean time it's always a treat for me too. Both girls love to go iceskating, and we are lucky to have rink close to our home.
Anthony gets tired of it pretty easy, and wants to go inside pertty soon. I'm not much of a skate myself and I never say no to a cup of coffee, so we usually end up going inside.
They all like going to the White Castle. It's always a nice way to end the weekend together, before work and school kicks in again.
As much as I like spending time with my kids, and as much as I hate leaving them with a babysitter, I do occasionally need some time for me.
I have a good partner for that in my brother-in-law, Jason. He's always begging me to go out with him, and he's more than happy to let me see all the different bars Simmeria has to offer.
He also uses that time to hear me out. He thinks it's about time that I start looking around again. I'm not saying he's wrong about that, but I just not that forward when it comes to girls. Mia and I were together from when we were teenagers, and untill she died I never thought about any one else.
Jason keeps telling me that Mia wouldn't have wanted me to stay alone forever, and that she would have wanted me to be happy. It's not that I'm unhappy, but maybe Jason is right.
A few months ago I met this woman at the cemetary, her husband had just died, and we started talking. And we've seen each other a few times since.
She really likes children, she has 2 of her own, and she gets along really well with mine as well.
The girls really like it when Sophie comes over. The ask her albout fashion, and such, things I really don't know what to tell them about.
Sophie doesn't mind, and just answers all of their questions. I really don't know what I'm going to do when Zenzi and Morgana get to puberty.
I like having Sophie around, and I like that she gets along really well with the kids, but we're not dating or anything, so we'll see how things evolve.
- So finally, after a month, an update!
I'm sorry it took me this long, but I have been working on Simmeria mostly, and I haven't felt inspired to write an update, I hope to be on a roll again from now on.
- About Olaf and Sophie, the reason they aren't dating at the moment is that I think it's too soon for Sophie to start dating some one new, after all her husband died only 4 months ago! She does get along really well with the kids, and with Olaf though, so maybe things mau change in the future, otherwise Olaf has gained a new friend.
- I've already made my shedule for next round, and we will be seeing Morgana and Zenzi one last time as children next round, after that they will be teens, and I'm really looking forward to that :)