River Vinci-Chin, Child Knowledge Sim, LTW Grow Up Well
Last round at the Vinci-Chin house, River aged well into a grumpy, messy and serious toddler and then into a child. Salvatore reached his LTW of becoming the Hand of Poseidon, and Inari got her gold gardening badge and reached the top of the Natural Science career track. The whole family pretty much continued to be a bunch of happy hippies.
Sometimes, Sal and Inari wondered if they should have had another child to keep River company, but then they realized that she was perfectly content as an only child...so long as she had Dakota to play with from time to time.
Inari, in the meantime, was loving her new job. Not only was it morally and financially rewarding, but she got the most badass outfit ever.
Plus, she could fly. See you later, Inari!
River also found her own way to keep her social levels up when Dakota got boring. She brought friends home from school from time to time, though none of them really seemed to interest her too much.
Mayhew London, for example, had really unusual eyes, but his gossip about what the other girls were wearing at school wore thin River's nerves.
They settled on an activity that any child could agree on with a peer: some television. River was still bored, though. She didn't like being cooped up in the house as a general rule.
More often than not, she packed off her potential friends and went out to spend some time in her parents' garden. She too took an interest in nature...catching bugs and picking fruit and fishing and all that, but this summer, her parents finally agreed to let her have complete control over the garden. She took this task very seriously and only really felt happy when she was digging in the dirt and taking care of her plants.
Inari and Sal were pleased to see their daughter take a firm interest in nature, just as they had. And they were still learning too: Sal only just then, after years of fishing, managed to finally earn his gold fishing badge.
Their interest in nature spread out to all sorts of outdoor activities.
You know the saying... if this tent is a-rockin'...
Inari's new goal was to finally finish her bug collection. She only had about five more left to complete it, and she spent hours outdoors trying to find those last few elusive bugs.
Thus the whole family spent most of their spring with their outdoor hobbies. It wasn't just something they all enjoyed, it was something that brought them together.
[[Author's Notes: Sorry that this entry seems so disjointed. I don't know if it's my brain's lack of creativity this morning or if it's because all the happenings were sort of commonplace, and I was stretching for pictures to include. Probably a little bit of both. I do, however, have the most hilarious bloopers ever. So funny that I'm not putting them behind links. I'll just let them tell a little story...
Inari: Look at me! I'm smelly, half-naked, and social!
I have no good caption for this, the picture just amused me. :D
Awkward much? Salvatore: So...you're a colleague of my wife's from work??
The End. Stick around for Aurélie and Guillermo!]]