43 The car

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Kisa continues to be cute.

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Bonding with uncle Joe.

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Nathan got hit by the “no clothes after shower” bug. Steven is not amused.

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Steven: Bro! Put on some clothes!

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Steven: Hey! Seriously! There are children around!

Nathan: *doesn´t give a hoot*

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Joe gets ideas though.

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Yes, in front of Violetta and the paper girl.

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At least they close the top.

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That was the first time my sims wohooed in that car. So I, um, watched.

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It was remarkably embarrassing.

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Nathan stays blissfully naked the whole afternoon.

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I make him dress when Kisa and her friend come home from school.

(Kisa won that game. Is it cheating, if you have wings?)

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There. All clothed now.

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Paul loves working on that car.

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Star seems a bit annoyed at his prolonged stay, though. (It´s way after dawn.)

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I tell Violetta to “reminiscence of past” or something like that, and she speaks about France! Ah, the memories!

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Everyone loves this car! Seriously, whenever I search one of my sims, they “work for on hour on car”. They build handyness, though, without danger of getting fried or something. This thing might be handy for an ISBI.

42 Cute or not cute?

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Aargh! Violetta! What happened to you??

Violetta: This is my new look.

Absolutely not.

(I´m pretty sure, I just changed her hair. Don´t know, how that happened.)

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I bought that fixer-upper car for Star, because she is a vehicle enthusiast.

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It totally improves our lawn. Not.

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Joe and Nathan nearly immediatly found the OTHER use of the car.

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I thought, it might be cute, if Joe taught Kym to walk in his IF-form.

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Although I don´t know if this is cute or creepy.

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Nathan seems to like it.

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Eeeek! This definitly is creepy. … I mean.. ok, whatever floats your boat. And stuff.

But isn´t it… fuzzy?

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Kisa found a rat to play with.

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Now, this is cute.

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This is the house I built for Jaron and Amber. It´s pretty basic, but has enough room, if they want more children. Well, Jaron might. Amber not so much.

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Violetta came to visit. They had a nice chat.

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Joe has a clinic-thingy. Not vaccination, the other one. There are a lot of ill people, including a distraught umbrella.

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Aine: … where did you pull that thing from?

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Joe: I´m the one asking the questions!

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It was a success, but I don´t know what happened to that umbrella.

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Both toddlers can talk now, so they can have conversations at the block table.

Kym: Dirigen´s are gread!

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Kym: They ged lo´s of money!

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Kym: An´ flowas!

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Kym: Bu´ is music art? Me no like art!

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Kym: Music is art an´ art is BAD.

Pauline: … I don´ wanne pway wiv you.

Sometimes their conversation bubbles seem to make sense. Pauline is a virtuoso, so she loves music. Funnily enough, Kym doesn´t have the dislike art trait yet – he will get it, when he becomes a teenager.

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Violetta has taken up skulpting. That´s her first one!

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Violetta: This needs improvement!

Easy there.

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Someone sent us that poster in the post. Yay SimCity!

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I added a second storey to the house, because I wanted to include the new windows that come with Roaring Heights. No one can access it, because I hate playing on different levels. And it doesn´t look good. Ah, well.

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Even though the mourning moodlet has expired, Violetta doesn´t sleep anymore – she just naps. This is just a really sad picture.

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Even though Paul is around almost every night. I guess, it´s just not the same.

41 Life goes on

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Violetta seems very lost without Paul.

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She finds comfort in caring for little Pauline and cuddling with the cats.

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Star aged up to adult. I gave her her hair back.

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Oooooh! That was quick!

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Violetta, beeing a coward, isn´t thrilled. She faints, and that is that.

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Paul stays for a while anyway.

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Oh, Nate, ate something bad? *Wink, wink*

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Pauline had her birthday. At least, this time I can pretend, she got that haircolour from her dad. Apart from that, she looks a lot like her grandma.

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They even have colourcoordinated outfits.

(I appologize for Violetta always wearing the same dress. She has more outfits, I swear).

She actually chose to teach Pauline walking on her own – that´s only the second time in all my sim-playing history, that a sim teaches a skill to a toddler autonomously. The other time, it was Leighton Sekemoto, who is also family oriented.

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Yay for mpreg-mods and male pregnancy morphs! Nathan looks pretty content.

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Joe improves his logic skill and seems to come across an evil plan of Teagan MacAnna. Which is funny, because we will be seeing her later in this legacy.

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Baby time!

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It´s a boy! Little Kym rolled excitable and loves the cold.

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Violetta finishes her book “Loving a frog”. It´s a masterpiece!

She also did a children´s book named “My little newts”, but it wasn´t that well received.

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Paul makes an appearance again.

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This time, after fainting, Violetta manages to have a nice encounter with him.

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Even though Paul seems pretty hungry. Why are ghosts hungry? Especially, if they died of old age and not starvation.

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This has to be the cutest animation in sims 3.

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I would´t even know about it, if my sims would´t roll the wish to let the toddler play with the thing.

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Pauline is a smart one.

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She even seems to be able to see Joe´s lightbulb. Him beeing an IF and all. Pauline is not, by the way, but Kym inherited it from his dad.

Pauline: Bu´bhead!

Joe: … I don´t know, if that is a nice thing to say. Try “lightbulb”.

Pauline: Li´bu´b!

Joe: Good girl.

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Aine got old. But she still snatches up any toddler she sees.

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It´s Kym´s birthday!

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… I don´t mind blond hair in general, but this is ridiculous.

40 Hello and goodbye

Before we start, I´d like to point out, that I added a “family” page to the blog with, well the family members so far, and a link to my studio at the sims 3 exchange.

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Now that Kisa is a child, Amber leaves the house and moves in with Jaron. Story progression married them nearly instantly. That´s one less wedding I have to organize.

To be completly honest, Amber turned out to be a pretty boring sim – all she did when left on her own was sitting in the hot tub.

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Joe reached the top of the medical career – he´s now a world renowned surgeon. That´s not his LTW though, that´s renaissance sim. As you can see, he´s still working insane hours, he´s completly exhausted again. But he doesn´t wish to quit.

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Soooo, with Amber gone…

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See? I hold my promises.

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Nathan and Joe have their anniversairy and I send them on a date to the bistro. Nathan does the coin trick, for old times sake.

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Um, nope.

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That´s better.

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Paul and Steven have a flash accident.

Paul: I think, I´m blind now.

Steven: WHAT??

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Paul: Yeah, all I see are some sparkles…

Steven: Uhm… should I fetch Joe?

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Paul: Just kidding, let´s take another one!

Steven: Da-ad!

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I saw Jaron in the crowd and sent Kisa over.

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They have a nice conversation and then play some tag.

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Although when I returned to the lot later, she was socializing with Nathan and some other people. Ah, well.

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It´s time already! I send them inside for better lighting, and then…

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… Paul dies.

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He chooses an unfortunate corner. Death has some problems.

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That´s his scythe in the picture.

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Causing all people to cry in the wrong direction.

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Paul pleads for more time. I completly understand! His second grandchild is born just this moment!

But of course, Death is having none of it.

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So in the moment the little girl enters this world…

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… Paul leaves it.

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I´m sorry, Violetta.

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The baby is a virtuoso and a coach potato. I named her Pauline.

39 A lot of birthdays (again)

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The weather finally cleared up and Nathan can perform outside again.

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He sometimes has a gig, but somehow my photos of them are always very dark. Have to work on the lighting, I guess.

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Random unicorn, because pretty.

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Nathan and Joe go to a party at the Mithrilen´s. The house is impressive. Nothing really happens, apart from Joe reading a good night story to one of the boys.

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It even works.

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Steven has his adult birthday.

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Steven: Don´t I look smashing with that hair?

What´s with you and that hair?? Okay, fine. But don´t come crying, when your ears get cold.

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Violetta got a bit stir crazy, so I send her and Paul to a date at the Renaissance fair. Paul is still working, he never wished to retire, so I let him keep his job, which is only 3 days a week at level 10 anyway. I don´t play a wishacy, but I do tend to fulfill my sims wishes. Apart from things like the teenage mood swing wish “stop beeing friend with …” and the midlife crisis divorce wish, if the marriage is obviously a happy one.

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I left Vi and Paul there on their own, and when I came back, they were playing for tips at opposite sides of the lot. Okay then.

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Star here on the other hand plays for tips to increase her charisma, to help with her lifetime wish of golden tongue, golden fingers. As you can see, she already mastered the guitar. I don´t know, what the cats are doing there. The park is a long way from home, so someone must have taken them with the car.

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I just don´t know who, because no one has a high enough relationship with Sybil to pick her up. I had to sent Violetta to take her home.

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Steven and Joe´s age got out of synch – Joe now somehow is a day younger.

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He always plays in the sprinkler, so he always shows up in his swimtrunks.

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No midlife crisis. Good boy. Steven, too.

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Violetta wanted to serenade Paul.

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Another attempt to improve something, I think it was a chair. This one didn´t work – the chair now screeched like the fire alarm, if someone sat on it. I sold it really quick.

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The cats tend to sleep in the beds.

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So Star has to sleep in the spare bed. Dreaming of children. It will happen, I promise.

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Even though your husband seems to have a problem.

Steven: Why´s she screaming like that? That´s not cute.

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Nathan: She´s hungry, you imbecile. Aren´t you a teacher?

Steven: Yeah, but those kids aren´t that small.

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She won´t be small any longer, though.

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Because today is her birthday!

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Amber takes her to the cake.

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Kisa: My parents are kinda ignoring me.

Yeah, they tend to see only each other. Which is cute, in a way. But not nice for you, I guess.

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Kisa: Never mind. I just clean up a bit.

She rolled perfectionist, her other traits are loner and disciplined. I don´t know, if I should feel sorry for her.

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Paul wished to give her a present, and Kisa wished for a logic book. Two birds with one stone.

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Nathan read her to sleep.

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Good night.

38 It´s a great party

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Nathan has to perform inside again – the weather is ghastly. But it´s a nice library.

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Mr. Green seems to have done something.

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I like Aine. She´s familyoriented and always nice.

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Kisa seems to agree.

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It´s Nathan´s birthday.

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Full adult now.

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And midlifecrisis. Horay.

(Although he made a lot less fuss about it than Jaron. He never checked himself in the mirrow, and I think his most outragous wish was to renovate the house).

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This harp-thingy sounds awfull, if someone with no skill plays it.

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She doesn´t seem to be happy about it either.

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Amber makes sure, that Jaron has a great party.

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Jaron: Oh, hi guys. At it, too? This is a great party!

Sigh. My sims have no shame whatsoever.

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Violetta and Paul watch the fishing channel.

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And are having deep conversations.

Violetta: So, you are going to die soon.

Paul: Yep!

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Violetta: I don´t like that!

Paul: … I´m sorry.

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Apparently, there was nothing more to say.

In other news, no skill bar – Paul mastered the fishing skill.

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Another houseguest – this one stayed a while. Her name is Misty.

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Paul finally catches a death fish. I had this wish locked in forever.

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Ah, there´s the horse! I had to reset it.

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We now have a death fish, lifefruit, and Paul has mastered the cooking skill, so he´s making ambrosia. Sadly, not for himself, I stored it in one of the chests. Maybe it will be usefull in the future.

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So this can happen, when you allow your sims autonomous wohoo.

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Paul: This is MY bed!

Nathan: Joe, you are not backing down, are you??

Joe: Uhhhhh…

Violetta: Um, Paul…

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Nathan: Come on, Joe!

Joe: In front of your parents? Are you insane?

Paul: Vi, come here!

Violetta: In front of the children? I don´t think so.

(For a moment I was really afraid, Nathan would jump under the covers with his dad!).

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Violetta: Screw this. I´m going to fill the cat bowl.

Paul: Yeah… The cat bowl. I´ll help you.

Nathan: Joe, what´s wrong with you?

Joe: You know, we can use the other bed…

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Nathan: Yes, that bed is nice, too…

Joe: … or our own bed… just a thought…

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Nathan: You have the best ideas!

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Nathan: … I really like that other bed, though…

Joe: Get your behind in THIS bed, or you can forget it altogether!

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Joe: Really, now. Is that the midlifecrisis?

Nathan: … perhaps.

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Nate and Joe actually found their bed on their own. Vi and Paul needed a little nudge.

The whole thing was hilarious.

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Kisa: You DO realise, I was there the whole time?

Ooops. Sorry, sweetie.

37 Toddler conversations in the bathroom

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I realized, that Paul´s lifetime bar is full.

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Those two are still totally cute together.

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And here we have the wannabe-grump again.

Steven: She´s just so cuuuuuuuuuute! Can I have one myself?

Yes. Eventually.

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Paul pimps up another cot. This one gives the “nicely decorated” moodlet. The other one the “new stuff” moodlet. Considering, that babies and toddlers don´t have very much positive moodlets working for them, this is very usefull.

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Chatting with Kisa.

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It seems to be a fascinating conversation.

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But cuddling is also good.

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Paul: Have you seen my new pictures of Kisa?

Nathan: They are very nice, Dad! Just excuse me for a second…

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Random teen: Trick or treat!

Nathan: … You do realize it´s spring, right?

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Joe gets ambushed again.

Really, Aine? You are a doctor yourself, and standing right outside of the hospital. Did you HAVE to bother your collegue, who´s already stressed out?

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No wonder Joe has to play in the sprinkler till he´s blue, to fill his fun bar.

Sigh. Go inside and play with the baby.

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I don´t know, why all this conversations are in the bathroom.

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Kisa plays nice with Mr. Green for a change.

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I know my game gets a bit wonky, when there´s wildlife everywhere.

Sybil: NO deers inside the house!

So there was a deer…

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… a tired little dog…

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… a racoon…

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… and another dog. No horse, though.

36 Diagnosics in the gym

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Joe can´t go anywhere anymore without somebody feeling sick. This guy has a tummy ache.

Joe, perhaps you should also watch that kid. It has a severe case of stretcheritis.

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Oh, it´s okay again. Back to the original patient.

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This things really look cool.

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Hey! A Catnapper!

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Sybil: Don´t be ridiculous. This human suits me.

Indeed, she does. This is Aine Mithrillen. She´s got awesome genetics, a husband and three children so far. She´s also a collegue of Joe.

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By the way, it´s snowflake day.

Violetta: We thought, this would be nice for your new house.

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Jaron: Uhm. Yeah. Thanks.

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Violetta: I got my present a few days early. I even sparkles.

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Amber is actually a good mum.

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She keeps having the negative moodlet that comes with the disliking children trait, but she rolls wishes for Kisa all the time, like teaching her to talk.

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Even though she seems to regret it.

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Mission complete! Kisa talks!

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Someone stole Ambers clothes, while she was skinny dipping, but she doesn´t seem to care.

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In a house full of family oriented and nurtering sims, Kisa is never alone.

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Joe has insane working hours at the hospital. But this is his day off.

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Nathan has to perform inside the gym, because it´s so cold and snowy outside.

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Steven doesn´t seem to care though.

(I really like this photo btw).

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He can read everywhere.

35 It´s a baby!

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Someone is always playing music.

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Susan rolled the wish to “howl along” – I didn´t know this was even possible.

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It was funny.

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Amber: OUCH!

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Nathan: Come on, sis, the music wasn´t that bad.

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Nathan: And you left your food cooking.

Amber: I`M HAVING OTHER PROBLEMS HERE!

They showed an amazing lack of interest.

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So Amber drives (flies) to the hospital alone.

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Waiting for things to happen…

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And it´s a little fairy girl! Welcome, Kisa! She´s a loner and disciplined. Shang simla, here we come…

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Jaron showed up at the hospital and accompanied Amber and their baby home.

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Amber: Can I drop it now?

NO!

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Jaron: Sooo… we made a baby.

Amber: Yes! It was just like they said in the books!

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Jaron: Do you miss me yet?

Yes! Stop breaking the forth wall!

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Amber dropped Kisa in a cot and returned to the hot-tub to discuss food.

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And death.

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Violetta: Look at her! Isn´t she cute??

Totally. For a caterpillar.

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Amber leaves the hot-tub for a snuggle.

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Okay, I made her do it. She has a bad moodlet all the time.

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This one does it all on his own. Some grump you are.

Steven: Pfffbrrlt!

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Joe: Can we have a baby, too? A boy would be nice…

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Nathan: The house is full, but we can certainly try…

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They do try. A lot. I have autonomous wohoo on, but only once a day. While Violetta and Paul, and Steven and Star sometimes miss their opportunity, these two never do that. They are always all over each other.

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Standing in line to feed the baby. Nathan wins.

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He´s also the one to bring Kisa to the cake.

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Hey cutie!

Kisa: Makeova, pwease.

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Jaron came, brought some eggs and left.

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Beware the cute toddler spam!

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I adore those wings.

34 An important birthday

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Jaron? Didn´t you leave?

Jaron: You invited me.

Oh, yes. There´s an important birthday to celebrate.

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Violetta: I´m going to be OLD!

Jaron: You will always be as beautiful as a rose.

*Cough*

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Paul dances with Sookie Susie Sackholme while his wife braces herself.

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Violetta: Well, here we go.

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Violetta: I´m suddenly very unsure about this…

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Violetta: … it could have been worse.

Yeah, but let me fix your clothes.

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Violetta: Later. First I want to watch the stars with Jaron.

O-kay…

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Amber: Hey! I´m pregnant!

Congrats! Who would have guessed?

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First makeover. I changed her outfit a few times. There are seriously not enough options for elders.

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A few more wrinkles, but Violetta still paints all the time.

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Amber announces her pregnancy.

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Of course, Vi is over the moon.

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Violetta: We´re going to be grandparents!

Paul: Yes!

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Amber doesn´t work at the moment, but that´s no excuse for slacking.

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But a visit to the spa is OK. Did I mention, this world is beautiful?

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Even if Amber´s method of transport is debateble.

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One of the mods seems to have gotten rid of the “no hot-tub for pregnant women” setting. Luck for Amber, she pracically lives in that thing.