That is an excellent list! Some of those are definitely already on there, a couple might be good for me to consider, and one of them (child actor) was already added with year 13. A few are less feasible though, like the art show. With so many activities available (and likely a new one coming in; martial arts is getting a lot of love and may either be added or potentially even replace gymnastics), as well as the option to do none at all, a whole scene for one will never be feasible.
@Quincy has excellent taste! Seriously, I am glad you are here, and had no idea summer camps were not a universal thing. Very interesting. And that is a possibility regarding the job; I could add a hidden variable to track choices made like working overtime or taking time off to do projects and such, and have these impact job earnings in later years by you either getting a promotion and raise or being passed over. Not worth a whole scene, but maybe a year-ender for year 15 or something.
Dang, hit post too soon. @Snowflower It is only a very short chapter if you both don’t have a niece/nephew and didn’t have the kid star in the play. And while that does leave it short, it’s already colossal in word total (the longest yet) so I can’t really put much more in there. Glad everyone liked the clay turtle, that was a great suggestion and I enjoyed doing it.
@ChristandJackel Hey, just wait until your kid takes a DNA test and starts getting a bite of the old man’s Colt .45 residuals…
I like random references, it’s a weakness. See also the Commando bit during swim lessons and Batman Begins in the end of the play. Or the extended Beastie Boys bit in Nuclear Powered Toaster, which was inspired by the most hilariously random reference in history, when Limp Bizkit popped up in the middle of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Good catches as always, guys! Especially the armadillo. I totally forgot it wasn’t a sickness thing.