Round 35: February 2042 (Summer)
last update/Simon and Matthew's next update/next update
Lane 1 household profile
Narrated by Charlotte Lane
Matthew’s been moping around the house lately because his girlfriend Aurora dumped him right at the end of the summer.
I thought it was kind of a shame. Aurora was always really nice to me and I doubt he’ll find another girlfriend that nice.
I tried asking him about it but he wouldn’t say much about it to me at home.
The curiosity was killing me though, so I asked Aurora what happened when I ran into her one afternoon.
Basically, Matthew kept making rude comments about Aurora’s future career (she wants to be a mechanic) and that progressed to him just acting like a jerk in general. She got sick of it, so she got rid of him.
I can’t say I blame her. Matthew deserves to sulk, if that’s what happened. I haven’t started dating yet but if I was, I wouldn’t put up with that kind of crap either!
The fact that I don’t have a boyfriend yet has been severely disappointing to Jacinta, who is kind of boy crazy.
I think she just thought that seeing I was a year older than her and Grace, I’d get a jump on the whole boy situation and have an in for her by the time she got to high school.
We started class this week though and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be for Jacinta. The boy situation isn’t nearly as exciting as she was expecting.
Not that stops her much. She’s totally obsessed with Grace’s twin brother Everett, along with my cousin Marcus.
She has a thing for both of my brothers too, as if they’re going to be interested in a 12-year-old!
I like school and everything but I’m kind of sad to say goodbye to our summer break as well.
This was my first summer being allowed to go out on my own, without having one of my brothers drop me off somewhere and it was so much fun.
A lot of those trips were funded by my grandma. Mum hates it but Grandma loves giving me money.
Mum told her to stop giving me so much but Mum isn’t home during the day and Grandma is. So it’s our little secret.
If Mum and Dad gave me more allowance, Grandma wouldn’t have to give me so much cash.
Mum says if it would probably help more if I didn’t spend what I’m given so quickly.
Mum and Grandma have always clashed but since she’s been living with us, it’s been a little better. Now, they’re mostly civil to each other.
Sometimes they’re even something approaching friendly.
Tim graduated a little while ago, so now he’s back in Sullivan, living with Mitchell and Eddie. He and Marius come over at least once a week for a family dinner.
He’s set for a really busy time for the next four years, once he starts medical school next month.
Marius will be studying too (architecture instead of medicine though), so they don’t think they’ll have a ton of time for anything else over the next few years or so.
Simon thinks Tim is totally nuts. He’s not even particularly thrilled about the idea of four years of uni starting next year, so voluntarily doing another four years of study is beyond him.
It’s almost beyond me and I actually like studying! I just can’t imagine being in school until I’m 25 or 26 or however old Tim will be when he’s finally done.
Mum and Dad are so proud though. I don’t know how any of us will ever top Tim becoming a doctor.
I’m not positive what I want to do when I’m older. Uni is a non-negotiable, according to Mum, so there’ll definitely be that. After that though, I’m not sure.
I have decided that I don’t want to be a figure skater any more. I think I’ll always skate as a hobby but I don’t want to go professional or anything.
I still love skating more than anything but I did my first big competition last year and it was a let down. It just wasn’t anywhere near as fun as I thought it would be.
Mum swam competitively before she started practising law, back when I was very little. I don’t even remember it.
She says she enjoyed it but she often talks about how she likes it much more now, because she knows she doesn’t have to do it. I think it could be the same with me and skating.
So I don’t want to go too hardcore with the skating. I’ll figure out something else to do as a job.
What I think that something might be changes with the day. I usually think I might be a teacher but I’ve thought about doing some kind of writing.
Or sometimes I think about doing something really crazy, like becoming an explorer or something. Even though I don’t actually know how you’d make money doing that.
Fortunately for me, I have tons of time to think about that.
- Title is from At Least That's What You Said by Wilco.
- Simon and Matthew will both be off to college next year! Simon's SAS score was 50, which was higher than I was expecting. Matthew got a 59, so he'll pay half price tuition.
- I ran the careers criteria on Simon and Matthew, so while I was at it, I did Charlotte too. She scored 5/5 for a number of careers but figure skating was not one of them. So I think she'll be doing something else when the time comes. Education is her LTW and she does fit that perfectly, so that's definitely in the running.
- Politics, which is Matthew's LTW, is all wrong for him, so I'm probably going to ignore that LTW and pick something else for him. I have some ideas. :) Simon will be happy that he fits perfectly into the Music career, so he'll be following in his uncle Luc's footsteps eventually.
- Next round, this family will be 75% female! It's been so guy-heavy for so long - that's going to be a change!