You wouldn’t believe the goings on in my little Sim World. I started with Thorton and Morgana, who didn’t look like they were going to have children until Thorton had a mid-life crisis and I changed his “dislikes children” to “family-oriented.” Then they had six. 🙂 I even gave them fertility treatments, so they had twins almost every time.
Then Thorton died and the kids took over the house. I had to kick a few out when Thorton Jr. got married, because you’re only allowed to have eight people living in a house. Then Thorton Jr. had six kids (I’m partial to the babies), but his wife was old when he married her, so I knew she was about to go at any moment, so I moved Thorton out into a new house and found him a new wife. (My morals in Sim World are not my real-life morals, obviously).
Then Thorton and his new wife, Shannon, had six kids, but I didn’t like Shannon very much. She was neurotic and kept checking the sinks and the oven, and she had a tendency to “freak out,” even when I didn’t tell her to. Plus, she was mean. She was athletic, and she would go out to play catch with her children and drill the football so hard that the kids were actually hurt. I could hear them screaming in pain from my kitchen.
So–when Olivia disappeared and I couldn’t find her, I moved Shannon out into her own house and presto!–Olivia popped up again, so I let them live together. But I love the little babies and toddlers (truth be told), so I sent Thorton over and Shannon got pregnant. My idea was to move Shannon back into the main house, but she didn’t want to go. So I had Thorton Jr. Break up with her, and then apologize–I had read on some Sim bulletin boards that you could do this, but Shannon absolutely would not take him back. Hard hearted, that woman. I told you she was mean.
So Thorton went over there and was fishing in her pond, waiting for her to stop gallivanting around town, and she showed up. Thorton Junior was literally on his knees, expressing humiliation and begging her to come back to him, when the Grim Reaper appeared. And you know what Shannon did? She laughed. I tell you, my blood boiled, because I was partial to Thorton Junior, having raised him from a pixel.
So Thorton Junior died, Shannon has Mitchell, his baby (she named him–once they move out of your house, you can’t control these people), but I’m thinking I’m going to send the two elementary kids over there and swipe her baby in the switch. And then I’ll find a cute husband for Poppy, the high school girl, because she’ll be old enough to marry very soon. Then I’ll have to kick out a few more kids, so Poppy can fill the house up with babies and toddlers, but that’s the fun of the game . . .
In the mean time, Thorton III is doing very well–a real sweet kids. Wish you could meet him.
Oh! Their present house happens to be my dream house. I took one of my Southern Living books of house plans, and built the house I’ve always wanted in Sim World. Now my sims get to live in it, even though I can’t . . .
Ah . . . off to escape to fantasy land.