Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chester Returns... Baby 10

Hey everyone, I just remembered that I totally forgot to thank Catlover800 (A.K.A Calista Smith) for letting me use Mason and Calista in the last post (And also briefly in this post), so thank you very much.
Also, thank you to everyone who replied to my last post regarding what to do with this one because it helped a lot.
Enjoy. ^.^

Mason aged up into a toddler and I was surprised to see that yet another toddler looked exactly like me. I wonder what the next baby will look like.

With Christmas coming up in a month, the kids and I decorated the house. Outside we have a cute inflatable snowman and snowglobe.

The dining room doesn't have much in it besides a Santa gnome and some garland.

We have yet to get a tree, but this is how the living room is looking so far.

One day Annalise came home looking like this.
Needless to say I was pretty shocked, so I asked her about it.

"Annalise?" I asked hesitantly.
"Yeah mom?"
"What happened to your face and hair?"
"VJ Alvi put some color in it for me today and then another friend of mine was able to do the piercings. Can I keep them?"
"Well, I'm all for expressing yourself, but this is a bit extreme..."
"Please mom, I promise I'll take care of them and make sure they don't get infected."
"Alright, I guess it's okay, but please at least ask me before you do anything like this again."
"Yay! Thanks, mom." She gave me a big hug and then went to do her homework.

You may be wondering why I'm vomiting when I'm not even pregnant. Well to tell you the truth, I thought I could at least eat sushi because I don't consider fish a meat. Apparently I can't eat fish.

After I had my little sushi incident I went upstairs and read Mason to sleep.

Then I headed into bed myself and was woken up in the morning by my phone ringing. It was Mason asking if he could come over with Calista to see Mason Jr.

Half an hour later we were all on the couch and Mason was playing with his teddy bear near us.
The expressions on our faces:
Mason: Aw yeah, new high score.
Me: I thought they were coming over to see Mason and also, dang, I need to learn how to do that.
Calista: Why is Mason Jr. eating that teddy bear?

Later that night I fell asleep and then felt a huge dog jump on the bed. I love Sam, but he really does hog the bed.
At last we got our Christmas tree. I even had a few presents ready to put under it.

Mason was probably the easiest child to take care of that I've had so far and he also learned his skills extremely fast. It wasn't very long before he aged up into a child.

He was just a simple, fun loving kid. I'm still extremely happy his evil trait hasn't caught up with him, but that could happen at any point.

Having nothing to do around the house with everyone at school I gave Sam a very much needed bath. I'm going to have to remember to bathe him more often.

After that I went to meet the next challenge father who turned out to be The Joker! Hopefully the next child would look a little like him.

*Calpurnia's POV*
After school today I decided to go to the park and swing. i needed a little break from school for a while.

*Chester's POV*
I felt like going to the park today. I'm not exactly sure why though. Maybe I just wanted some fresh air.

I saw familiar purple hair on the swing set and went over to the source.

The little girl looked up at me with big eyes, she looked just like Laura Johanson. Maybe it's her daughter.
"What's your name little girl?" I asked.
"I'm not supposed to talk to strangers... Or tell them my name," She said.
"You already broke a rule by talking to me, so tell me your name."
"Fine, it's Calpurnia."
Calpurnia. That's a weird name. "I need your last name too.
"I don't see why you need that."
"Just tell me kid."
"Fine, I'll tell you if you stop being so rude."
"Alright, fine kid, just tell me."

"Oh," I said. "I know your mother, I could give you a ride home."
"I don't know..."
"Really, we're great friends. Come with me."
"Okay," She reluctantly agreed.
Finally I had something that could lure Laura out of her little hiding spot.

*Laura's POV*
I returned home and immediately noticed someone missing. I went up to Dill. "Sweetie, do you know where Calpurnia is?"
He shrugged, "She told me she was going to the park after school and said she'd be home around eight."
"Okay, thanks," I said.

I looked at my watch to see it was only 7:30, so I waited in the chair in the living room for her to come back. After about an hour of bad soap operas I was getting nervous.

The first person I called was Spencer. "Hey mom," He said. "Is something up? You usually don't call after 7."
"Yeah, you're still in the education career right?"
"Yeah, I love working with all the kids so I probably won't quit anytime soon. Why do you ask?"
"Calpurnia isn't home yet. Was she at school today?"
I knew it was stupid to ask, but I might as well start with that. "Yeah, she was here the whole day. I saw her go across the street to the park, but then I headed home myself since I had nothing left to do at the school. She was swinging when I drove by."
"Did you see anyone shady in the park?"
"No, nobody looked very suspicious."
"Alright, well, I'm going to go out and look for her."
"Good luck mom, hopefully she just lost track of time."
"Yeah, hopefully," I said absent mindedly as I hung up.

I drove around most of the town but she was nowhere to be found. I wanted to go to the police office to at least file a missing persons report, but they weren't open at this time.

When I got home Annalise came up to me. "Mom, we'll find her, don't worry."
"I should've been back when you guys got home. I would've noticed she didn't get here and then I could've found her."
"This isn't your fault! Even if you were here Dill would've told you she wouldn't be back at eight and you would've believed him. Don't blame this situation on yourself."
But how could I not blame myself? I should've known to be home when the kids got off the bus.

In the midst of all of my panicking, somehow I ended up in my room, sleeping on the couch rather than my bed.

I woke up and of all things I could've done I started cleaning. I tend to clean in moments of stress.

In the middle of cleaning the bathtub I completely lost it and started sobbing uncontrollably. What if we couldn't find her? And even worse, if I did find her, who would I find her with?

My phone snapped me out of my crying and I answered it. "Hello?" I asked as I wiped the last tear from my face. No one answered and I just hung up.

I put all of the boys up to asking people around town what could've happened and then Annalise and I searched around town ourselves. It was a good way of teaching your kid to drive, I guess.
There was still no sign of her or anyone else, so we just headed home.

The boys were back home too so I asked Greg if they found out about anything. "Half of the people in town have never even seen her since she focuses on school so much. This one dude was acting weird though. I wrote down the address of their house if you want it. "
He handed it to me and I thanked him even though he could be acting weird for various reasons.
I had totally forgotten about the missing persons report until later, so I just went in and made it. They told me not to worry or try searching anymore because they would find Calpurnia.

I got into the habit of sleeping on the couch though because they could find her at any given time.

The next morning I found out about some new neighbors and decided to greet them.

Inside were four bachelors. One of them kept trying to flirt with me though. "Hey," He asked. "You want to go out Saturday night?"
"Um, no, sorry. I'm not exactly into dating."
He looked down at my stomach. "Oh, you're married, aren't you?" He asked while looking at my ever growing belly.
"No," I giggled. "100 baby challenge."
"Oh, well people date in that challenge right?" He elbowed me.
"Not this early on. Wait, what's your name? You were too busy flirting to tell me."
"Thomas Rictor, the sexiest, man alive. What's your name?"
"Laura Johanson, the most neurotic mother you'll ever meet."
"Nice to meet you Laura. Can I be the father of your next baby?"
I walked out and went back home after that.

Everyone had taken up a new hobby to take their mind off of Calpurnia missing. Annalise started working out.

Dill read even more since all of this happened. Loosing his twin had made him sort of a loner. I tried talking to him once, but he just asked me to leave. After that we all pretty much stopped trying. Everyone else knew that if he wouldn't even talk to me they wouldn't be able to get him to talk either.

I had taken up sketching. Though with my frequent frustration at life in general anymore kept making me break my pencil because I would push down too hard.

Greg and Dominic were unsuccessfully trying to flirt with every girl in school. They always just told them to go away though.

Mason had started painting, but I didn't get a picture of him.

Eventually I went into labor.

Introducing baby 10, Micah Johanson (Virtuoso and Eccentric are his traits.).

Immediately after the birth I got a call from an unknown number. They said if I wanted my daughter back I had to go to the address they mentioned.
It was the same address Greg wrote down for me.

To be continued....

You guys probably hate my guts right now. I'm pretty ticked off at myself for even writing this. xD
As usual thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it.
For some reason the story of this post made me get it out faster than I thought it would (And plus I didn't feel like doing Chemistry homework, so it was a good procrastination method. xD)

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Hey there everyone.
Usually I have a pretty clear idea of what I want to do for the next post, but this time around I'm slightly indecisive. All that I know right now is what I'm doing at the end of the post and who the baby daddy is going to be.

Here are the two options I have in mind. If there's one you really want to see feel free to comment.
a) A brief look into Chester's mind. (And I mean very brief, probably only about 5 pictures worth.)
b) A confrontation between a kid and Chester.

Both of them will definitely thicken up the plot a bit in their own way, it's just so hard deciding between the two. >.<

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Baby! Baby 9

After having Calpurnia and Dill I changed my look once again. This time though, my outfit is maternity enabled too so I'll stick with it.

With the most high maintenance twins in the world, I only had time to take naps.

Spencer is a gift from God though, since I take care of them at night, he takes care of them when he wakes up.

Later that night we aged up Cal and Dill.

I have to say, they're the most identical boy-girl twins I've seen. I was happy not to see much of Chester in them since I was still spooked about him. I had nightmares every time I laid down because I was afraid of what he could do to my kids.

Aren't they too cute? They get along so well together already. Somehow I get lucky and have twins that get along. I have yet to get twins who argue. (And hope I never do)

Once they aged up I started teaching Cal how to talk.
"Say garbage because garbage is everywhere. On the street, in dumpsters,oh, and people can be absolute trash too."
"Mommy," Cal said and looked at me with big eyes.
"I'm sorry sweety, mommy is going on a rant again."
I had been mildly grumpy since the twins were born. A combination of paranoia, stress, and never sleeping does that to a woman.

With a little bit of downtime I checked my email and found about five emails from Chester saying I was a coward for moving, he would find me, and then hurt my family.
I don't even know how he knows my email address.
I feel as though I'm being stalked...

Spencer aged up into a young adult later that night, joined the education career and moved out.
(Download him here)
After showering and taking off my make-up I decided to try and get some sleep.

I woke up to a ring on the doorbell, forgot how god awful I looked, and of course looked like an idiot by going out in my underwear.
Outside was Calista Smith and her son, Mason. "Um..." Calista said. "We could leave... I mean... um. Wow, this is awkward."
My face went tomato red because of her response and plus I could tell her son was trying hard to look at my face.
"You guys can settle down in the kitchen for a little bit while I well, put on clothes and make myself look decent if you want to," I said.
"Sure, that sounds good," Calista said.

Once I made myself at least slightly appealing, we all sat at the kitchen table. "So, I said. What brings you two here?"
"Didn't we agree to meet up and I could introduce you to Mason this morning?" Calista asked.
"Crap, I'm so sorry, I totally forgot about this. I've been so out of it lately it's not even funny."

Calista looked at me. "I could tell when you walked out in your underwear, plus the dark circles under your eyes, and the fact that you look way too thin right now. Have you been eating properly?"
Damn. I thought I covered those dark circles up. "Um," I started my answer to her question. The truth is, I honestly couldn't remember the last thing I ate... I just wasn't thinking of keeping myself healthy at the moment. "Well, I haven't exactly been hungry or thinking of food recently, so I guess not," I muttered. "I've just been feeding my kids to be honest." Which was true, most nights I would cook for them and then I would just sit and talk to them while they were eating.
Calista sighed. "Laura--"
I cut her off. "It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I'm honestly not hungry."
She put on her stern mother voice. "Get up and make yourself some food. It isn't healthy to not eat because you won't have any energy and plus, you could also you know, starve to death."

I got up to go to the refrigerator and for whatever reason I passed out. The last thing I really even heard was Calista getting up and yelling for Mason.

What a surprise, it looks like another nightmare for me.
I saw my dad and Chester standing outside of my house and not only was I afraid, but I was angry when I saw them. Those two had caused so much stress in my life, how could I not be angry with them?

Greg actually let them both in, which was the scary part. I'm just glad Chester did nothing to him.

When they walked in and I walked past them I still felt the same fear I had felt the first time I dealt with them.

When I woke up I noticed Mason by the fire place. "Come over here and sit, sleepy head."
I was pondering my dream/nightmare. It wasn't exactly that creepy, nor was it happy either. It was sort of awkward to be honest.

"What about the kids?" I asked. "I should go take care of them. Oh snap, the toddlers must be really cranky."
I started getting up when Mason pulled me back down to the couch.

"No," he said. "You need at least some relaxation my mom said you seem stressed and you probably passed out from lack of nutrients. Don't worry, she's taking care of the toddlers."

Through the vents I could hear Calista. "Whoa, what's this? OH NO! It's the claw! It's gonna get you."
"No," Dill muttered in a scared little voice.

While I was listening to Calista and Dill Mason yawned...


And well, it's a yawn and stretch, that's all there is to it.
I giggle. "That was so unbelievably cheesy..."
He laughed. "But it worked did it not?"

"Yeah, I guess it did," I responded. "So, tell me about yourself."
"Well, I have a wife--" He started.
"Whoa, wait, you have a wife?" I asked. "Are you sure that this is alright with her?"
"Yeah, I talked to her about it already. She said it was fine."
"I don't know about this," I muttered.
"Mommm," Mason groaned. "Have you been listening to everything we've been saying?"
"No, I only heard from 'That was so unbelievably cheesy.' now get to baby making."
Mason turned to me, "Sorry she's so embarrassing..."
"I'm your mom, it's my job. Now kiss her or something or else I'll go in there and..."
"Okay mom, I get it."Mason rolled his eyes.

We decided to follow Calista's advice before she came in here and did something she would regret later.
I have to admit, I was still a bit timid about doing this with a married man, but he was an amazing kisser. I mean after a slobbery old man and a man who I honestly did not want to kiss anyways, it was nice having someone like Mason in the challenge who was attractive and a good kisser too.

We weren't exactly on the couch for much longer and soon we heard a lullaby.

Morning sickness was a pain in the butt this time around. If only morning sickness wasn't a part of pregnancy. Wouldn't that be nice?

It was time for Greg and Dominic to age up into teenagers. "I'm going to miss playing in the sandbox with you bro," Dominic said.
"Think of it this way Dominic," Greg said. "Teenage girls."
"Aw, yeah buddy," Dominic high fived his brother.
Oh good lord...

Dominic ended up aging up first. He was determined to "score all the chicks," when he got into high school.

Greg was pretty much the same way as Dominic, but he wasn't as determined. Hie only words to me when I asked him about it were, "I just wanna get laid."
Wow, those kids say the darnedest things nowadays don't they? I just told him to use protection as he gave me a funny look and said, "Mom, you've had 8 kids..."
I guess I'm not the BEST example for this particular subject.

Later I finally started showing.

Along with the twins, Sam aged up too. He was even more cute as an adult.

The next morning Calista and I decided to meet up at the park for a little while since Dominic and Greg offered to watch Calpurnia and Dill for me.
We ended up chatting over a game of chess. "So," I said. "What's new with you?"
"Eh, the usual, just trying to find another baby daddy, you?" She responded.
"Just trying not to get my children killed," I replied. She looked up from the game with a slightly panicked face. "Oh... Darn, I guess I never told you about obsessive creeper man, did I?"
"Um.... No," She said looking extremely confused.
I explained the situation with Chester and how he threatened to shoot me and then kill the kids if he couldn't be a challenge father. "What a creep," Calista said when I was finally done.
"I know," I replied.
"Has he tried contacting you or anything since then?"
"Yeah, he's been emailing me threats all the time. I was really reluctant to leave the kids alone today, but Dominic and Greg insisted."
"Is this why you haven't really been you know sleeping... Or eating for that matter?"
"Yeah, I've just been paranoid and having nightmares and ugh... it's just not fun."
"I would imagine."

Once I got home I tried sculpting. I have to say, it was pretty fun.

Soon enough Annalise was pestering me about aging up. Since she was getting good grades, I agreed.

Her insane trait had really... Well, caught up with her. A lot. At least we could all say she was unique.

Then we went ahead and aged up Calpurnia and Dill.

Calpurnia was the most serious child I had ever met. She always tried to discuss politics with me and whenever someone made a joke she would just stare blankly at them and explained how something couldn't happen because it wasn't scientifically proven.

Dill was slightly less serious, but he had the same sense of humor. Or rather, lack of a sense of humor. At least they both still got along.

Since it was nearly Thanksgiving, I put up some festive decorations in the dining room. My favorite is the turkey. (:

When Thanksgiving finally came around both Dominic AND Annalise were in a bad mood. Lucky for me, neither of them caused much trouble.

Around the time when I was about to start dinner, Mason called. "Hey," I said. "Happy Thanksgiving!"
"Thanks, you too," He replied. "How's the whole pregnancy thing coming along?"
"Pretty well, I should be giving birth soon."
"That's good, just call me when you do, okay?"
"Alright, I'll make sure that I do."
"Okay, well, thanks. Talk to you later."
Before I could reply he hung up. How weird, it seemed like he was the only father so far who wanted to actually know his kid. That's a nice change.
After I got off the phone, I started preparing dinner. Since I couldn't make a turkey because of that whole vegetarian decision and tofu is disgusting, I decided to make some Stu Surprise. (AN: I honestly could not seem to find anything better in the recipes she knows. xD)

All of the kids really enjoyed it, especially Calpurnia, which surprised me since she thought that surprises were overrated.

Right after I climbed into bed I went into labor.

I'm pretty sure Mason didn't appreciate being called at nearly midnight, but he still came, so I'm guessing that's a good thing.

Introducing baby 9, Mason Johanson! I was feeling rather unoriginal while naming him and just decided to name him after his dad. At least Mason was happy about that.

Family Update

Spencer had found a nice man named Alan Rogers and they ended up falling in love.

Eventually they got married.

And then adopted two kids. This little guy is named Tyler.

They're second child was named Clary.

Aren't they too cute?

Thanks for reading everybody!
I have to admit, this post was pretty rough to make. It was all clear in my head and then I started writing and was like, "Wow, this didn't turn out as well as I had hoped." >.> But hey, I tried.
Well, that's really it. I hope that you all had a nice Thanksgiving yesterday (That is if you're also from the US and it was yesterday, I know that different places have it at different times for obvious reasons.). Those who did celebrate Thanksgiving, I sincerely hope you enjoyed your food coma. ^.^