Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Week 06 Ramos Family

Last Week: Miranda headed off to college, Luis got a job in gaming, a gold badge in gardening and married Meadow, Meadow gave birth to Caplan our redheaded heir, got a job in education, a gold badge in sewing, a plaque for A&C and got pregnant again, Caplan transitioned to toddler. *yawns*

So here we are, back at the boring house of the neighborhood… what? Oh ya ignore the baby… I didn’t take a picture when I first entered the house… well its not as if we didn’t know she was preggers. See up there ^ it specifically says ‘got pregnant again’… its not my fault if you didn’t remember this little detail.

Oh look, its Caplan… he’s playing… *yawns* Sorry kiddo, its not your fault I’m bored. Its this house. There just isnt much going on. Everyone skills, gardens, sews, eats, sleeps, woohoos (the parents obviously), rinse repeat. Of course I can say thankfully that it is fall time for them so with the help of smart milk and fall time, Caplan has already maxed his mechanical and started on his creativity.
I also made sure Meadow’s snap dragons were only strategically placed for her benefit. This guy needs to potty train so the last thing I want is for him to keep his needs up until afterward training is complete.

Hmmm… if it wasn’t for her waddle, you wouldn’t even know she’s pregnant.
Meadow: That’s your doing. You forgot to download the pregnancy meshes to go with Squinge’s wear anything, thingie…
Are you complaining?
Meadow: No, but you commented and I don’t want to be blamed for my lack of a baby bump.
Point taken, problem is… I don’t remember when you’re due… have you had one bump or two already… o.O oh right ‘now’ you don’t hear me…

Meadow: Shoo flee!
Typical sim, she goes in to labor in the bathroom moments after Luis left for work. Apparently it was her 2nd bump. Okay Meadow, your last chance at a girl. Breathe and spin!

Well? What is it?
Meadow: It’s a baby! Hello my baby, hello precious…
*pokes Meadow*
Meadow: Hey! That hurts… you got your girl… happy?
Why yes I am! *does her happy dance* Oh! In the hall, go, go… I got you something and I can’t wait to see it in action!

Meadow: Well now, for someone who doesn’t like pink…
Don’t finish that thought Meadow, you can always call a nanny and then live in the basement with Agatha.
Meadow: Here you go, Emma. You look like such a big girl sitting in your swing.
Ha, I love this thing! Next baby, I’m gonna try out the floor mat thingie.
Meadow: I can have another baby?
Pfft no… I’m talking about next generation.
Meadow: *pouts*

Hey Caplan, where are you off to?
Caplan: I go up.
*looks up* You cant crawl on stairs nor do you even have a second story… *blinks* wait, is it time for you to ‘grow’ up?
Caplan: Yay me, I go up!
Alright sport, are you ready?

And there he goes… I am not too fond of this hair and I don’t know if I can wait until he transitions in to a teen to see what he’s going to end up with. *tilts head* You’re handsome, Caplan.
Caplan: Um… okay…
Don’t get weird on me… go… I dunno, garden or something.
Caplan: Ya, sure.
*sighs* He’s not even a teen and he’s already copping an attitude with me. *shakes fist*

*fast forward* Have I mentioned how boring this house is? Oh right… I did. So we’re going to fast forward a bit… Another redhead! Well done, Luis.
Luis: Thanks… does this mean I get to woohoo with Meadow again? You know she wants another baby…
Uh… no.
Luis: Aw, come on… you see how cute my kids are.
I’m not bored enough for more kids.

So with both parents working, we had to hire a nanny. One of the first things she did was take out the trash. Fine, but the trash can had been knocked over a long time ago. This family composts everything. She puts down the trash and uprights the can only to stand and stare as it rains on her… *tries to poke the nanny* Hello, McFly! Emma needs you… oh you better not get her taken away by the SW… you will suffer a slow painful death!

Finally as the bus comes to drop off Caplan, she decides to move. *grumbles about stinky trash and possible roaches and flu and* Argh!
Caplan: Aw man… I’ve got homework. This bites.
Caplan! Quit complaining, put your homework down on your desk, then compost this mess before we get icky bugs.
Caplan: Bugs are cool!
Not if they give you and your family the flu it aint.
Caplan: Can I stay home from school and not do my homework if I’m sick?
Don’t make me poke you…

Some where during the week Luis managed to get to the Top of the gaming career… unfortunately his ‘dream’ job was not available right away… I believe it was Friday night when it finally showed up because he went in for part of an evening and hasn’t been back to work since. By the way, this job has much better work clothes.

Someone had another birthday. *tilts her head* You look like that Marsha girl… that wont do. Lets see what we can do for you. Ah, much better… I sent your mom to the sewing machine to make you some clothes. That outfit is not up to par.

Emma, your outfit is done. See that stack of clothes on the floor?
Emma: Uh huh!
Stop jumping rope, put the clothes in the dresser, then plan your outfit. Okay?
Emma: I’m on it!
I love this kid, she runs every where. Roll a good aspiration for me and you will go far kiddo.

Luis… where are you going?
Luis: Nowhere, just to my room to ‘relax’.
Wait! You don’t want to do that…
Luis: Yes, I do… Roo, unpause so I can join my wife please…
But you’re so close to maxing all of your skills and you’re mighty hungry… why not treat yourself to some yummy eggplant juice?
Luis: You know… it’s the oddest thing… I suddenly have a strong urge to have some eggplant juice…
*grins* Nice job, Luis! You have reached your ‘IW’. Now aren’t you glad you drank that?
Luis: Why do I feel I’ve forgotten something…
Meadow: Luis?
*grins again and walks away*

This is when I realized something wasn’t quite right… I mean, sure Caplan and Emma are cute… and I like that they’re both redheads… but… something was eating at me. So I took a look at their stats for the first time and that’s when it dawned on me. I have 1st born syndrome in this house. Reckon it’s a good thing we aren’t having any more kids in the house… especially with that 1 nice point.

End week accomplishments: Luis reached TOC in gaming, got a job in intelligence, and achieved his IW, Meadow did nothing significant… oh gave birth… and she got a good chance card… wow that’s it? Caplan transitioned to child, Emma transitioned to child.
Points: 5 points
On-going subtotal: 50 points

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Anonymous said...

Awww. Emma is a cutie pie. Too bad she's a clone. :/

I wish I had more to say, but *yawn* I'm so sleepy. (Post-lunch drowzies, sorry) I just can't think of anything else right now.

Jenni said...

Emma's adorable!!

Ever considered putting in some Jar Challenge slips in maybe? It's been known to give you some interesting things ;-)

Anjel76 said...

Y'see. This is why it's a CHALLENGE. You've gotta think of new and interesting ways to make life prosperous for yer sims. :OD))) Take on the challenge, rubes!! :O)))

Y'know ... I bet iffen you put Emma's child transition picture next to Caplan, you'd see they look like twins. So ... it's not just their personalities that are the same. Heh!

Darn, stinkin', trash droppin', freezing nanny!! >:O(

And congrats on hitting that knowledge IW. :O)

Ndayeni said...

Great update for a hum drum house. And sorry about the 1st born syndrome...I have a house in Challengeville that's got it too. Never can remember to roll the dice first to prevent it.

Anonymous said...

I bet that they both rolled the "have 10 kids want!"

I second the random events/Jar challenge idea. But your updates always cheer me up. I like the banter.

Arghh first born glitch. Peter and John Fish have it...I tend to forget to roll too.

Infinity-Nevermore said...

I have first born syndrome all over my neighborhood. I keep remembering to roll when I don't have a house with a pregnant sim. *sigh* Enough happened to make it interesting; not all houses have to be soap-y. That baby swing, is that one of the items in the EA Store?

ruby said...

I got the swing from MATY
look at the second post on that page... just dont read beyond that it gets stupid...

sims2fan08/tacy00p said...

Poor Meadow, *all* she did was give birth. No big deal! LOL

AeronwyDiobhell said...

*peers at Ruby* Yah, right, it's not your fault at all. *scoffs* Poor kid could have not pooped his pants, but you're making him so you can potty train him. *shakes her head*

Okay, seriously. What IS IT with Sims going into labor in the bathrooms?!? Congrats on the baby girl though! *waves to the still to be named baby* Ah, Emma. Pretty name. :-)

The swing is WAY more fun than the blanket for some reason. *grins*

Yeah, the hair isn't of the win, but it may be really cute when he turns teen. (Or that could be the hair he's got. *shudders*) And he is a cute kid!

Gratz on another readhead, which is very impressive, since dad's got brown hair!

Wow, I think the nanny had an "elder moment" there or something.

*snickers at Caplan* Whew, he really is copping quite a 'tude already, isn't he. *giggles* You go, boy!

Gratz on another ToC, Luis! *wolf whistles at Luis in his fancy new work duds*

Happy birthday, Emma! And yes, she looks much better there. (Riley Shmoe's wife, Sarah, has that hairstyle when she's in her pajama's.) And a very cute outfit! I love it when you tell a kid to go somewhere and they run there instead of walk. :-D

Oooo, Ruby, that was MEAN!! Distracting him from woohoo with eggplant juice. Even with an IW involved, I still think he got the short end of the stick there. *tsks*

Hehe, yeah, I hate 1st Born Syndrome! I think pretty much all of Joe and Anneke's kids (well, at least the first 6 kids) had identical pairs of stats. The 3rd of the triplets and the two aliens thankfully got different stats, but the other 6, oy, I kicked myself each time they become toddlers and I realized what happened.