Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Skills, Bonding, and Dad. Oh my!

"Are you sure there's no way to get out of this?" I asked. "Like, I can't sign another contract saying I don't have to do this or something?"
The voice on the other end sighed. I was probably annoying the hell out of them. "I've already told you that there's no way out of this. You shouldn't have signed the contract. Sorry," They said right before they hung up. 

 I walked up to my room in a very grumpy and aggravated mood. I should have known not to go through with that stupid TV thing; seeing as how everything I do seems to bite me in the butt anyways. I move; my kid gets kidnapped. I go to Bridgeport; I get raped. I screw my psychologist; I find out he has a wife. I agree to do some TV show where I have to be with 4 men; my ex boyfriend wants to get back together with me. 
What I'm trying to say is no matter what I try to do, something bad nearly always happens. Even with this one hundred baby challenge something still went wrong. Just look at what happened to Calpurnia for instance. And you can't forget about my mom's spaz attack when she found out about it. 

Sheesh, my life could be some sort bad soap opera. 

 A bit later, I decided to age up Farah and Sydney. 
Farah still barely has any hair and loves to wear purple. 

 Sydney and Farah are both a lot alike, which makes them get along really well. They're those twins that dress nearly the same and don't even think twice about it. 

 Everybody wanted to do some bonding today, so since we had vampires that couldn't go in the sunlight (And therefore couldn't go to the beach or park during the day), we decided to wait until later and have a bonfire.
Almost everyone was roasting a marshmallow, except for Damian and I. We were the two who didn't get a chair. So instead Damian decided to play with the fire. "Damian," I said. "Don't put your hand in the fire."
He sighed. "Fine..."

 While trying to ignore his brother, Ewart managed to burn his marshmallow. "Ugh," He groaned. "This is so bad." 

 Eventually, Farah and Sydney got tired of the fie and went to the trampoline. 

 From there, Damian and I sat down we all  had one of those interesting bonfire talks. 
Ewart: I wonder if the fire would explode if I farted into it. 
Zuri: EWWWWW. Please don't try.
Damian: I wonder if we'll cover this in chemistry. It has to do with gas particles, so I think so. 
Me: Wrong type of gas, Damian. 
Florence: Well actually, your body is filled with different types of gases, for example, when we  breathe we inhale gases and then we let out the Carbon Dioxide. And water is necessary to live; the last time I checked, water was made of hydrogen and oxygen. 
We all turned and stared at her. Usually kids didn't know this stuff.
Florence: What? I'm in the science club for a reason, you know.

 Eventually Pinky even joined us and looked very confused about our conversation. 

Right as I was about to go to sleep Sam magically appeared right next to my bed.
Or maybe I should say the ghost of Sam.
Well this is awkward...

"Errrmmmm...." I muttered. What does one do in this situation? It's not everyday that you see your dead dog floating next to your bed. 

Eventually he just curled up in a ball and went to sleep.
Oh well... Once an old, tired dog, always an old tired dog. 

The next night, Florence and Haley aged up. Florence is obsessed with curling her hair every morning. She doesn't care if it's damaging, she curls her hair anyways. 
She couldn't be more different from her twin sister and you rarely (if ever) see them together. 

And believe me, they're the exact opposite. Haley is much more artistic and also isn't afraid to get paint on her clothes, whereas Florence would freak out.

Since I have absolutely nothing to do around the house -besides chores, which they're usually done- I've been working on improving my skills. I finally maxed out my writing skill and I'm making a lot of money from writing books. How did I not think of doing this sooner?

Don't judge. I need to improve my logic skill and chess bores me to tears, so this was the best possible way. I could have read books, but what logical book is entertaining? 

All of the kids have been working on skills after school and homework too. Zuri loves the bass, Ewart loves the guitar, and Damian loves the drums. They thought about making a band, but decided they would get too irritated with each other. 

Like I mentioned before, Haley is very artistic. She's trying her best to improve her skills so she can be an artist when she gets older.

Florence is more passionate about the logic skill. She hopes that one day she'll be a scientist or a doctor; she hasn't chosen yet.

With prom coming up soon, Haley and Florence have been trying to shed a few pounds so that they can fit into their dream dresses. Even though she knows that she'll age up before prom, Zuri is extremely supportive of her sisters and motivates them to keep going. 

One morning after everybody left for school, I got a call from my dad asking me to meet him at the art museum. 

I don't know why, but I went. Something told me that he couldn't do anything bad in a public setting, so having that comfort probably influenced the decision. Just a little. 
And plus, I'm a human. I was curious; curiosity killed the cat, as they always say. 

When he walked up I barely even recognized him. He didn't have a Mohawk or weird sweatshirt anymore. "Dad," I said. "Is that you?"
"Yeah," He said after a hesitant chuckle.  
"What... Happened?" I asked in disbelief.

"Have you seen your mom in a while?" He asked.
"Yes, she told me that Collin commited suicide, you two got a divorce, and then proceeded to yell at me for my life choices. Why do you ask?"
"Just making sure you knew about the divorce," He said. "Okay. So one with the story then. After we divorced I met a woman named Theresa. We've been together for about a year now and I recently proposed to her. I decided that I wanted to change myself, for her sake, so I quit my job in the criminal career track and am looking for work; I also let my hair grow out and got some new clothes so that I didn't look like a hoodlum anymore. I know that I won't be able to fix things with your mother, but I really want to at least try to build a relationship with you. Even if you never want to see me again I just want you to know that I'm sorry for everything that I've put you through. It took a while, but I finally realized that what I did was wrong."

"Dad," I muttered as I hugged him. "That's great. And I forgive you; we all make mistakes and it's great that you're trying to turn your life around."
He smiled. "Thank you so much." Was he crying? Oh my goodness, I don't think I've ever seen my dad show so much emotion. "I also wanted to know if you would like to meet her- Theresa I mean. We're aging up into adults in a few days and she really wants to get to know you."
"Of course," I said. "Just tell me when and where and I'll be there."
"Friday night at 6:00. I'll send you the address later," He said.
Maybe I was stupid to forgive my dad so quickly, but I really don't care. I'm just happy to see him trying to make a positive change in his life. Do I know if things will work out? Well... No. But I can at least hope that they will. 
All that I know now is that I got home to two very playful girls, or should I say princesses, in the kitchen. "I command that the kids in this palace never grow up!" Farah decreed.
"And that everybody has candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!" Sydney added. 

Well, I couldn't exactly let either of those thing happen. Not only would everybody get cavities, but everybody must grow up eventually! And that's just what the triplets did tonight. 
Zuri is a very buff young lady who plans on going into the medical career. 

Damian is becoming an architectural designer. I never pictures him designing, but he swears that he has a flare for choosing furniture, so I'm going to take his word for it. 

Ewart is going into the political career. Whether or not this should worry me, I don't know. 

Okay, so I hope you all enjoyed this post. I promise that I'm trying to get these prep posts out as soon as I can so that I can get to those 4 lovely men. :)
This is the boring part, I know, but I'm at least trying to make it a tad bit interesting. ^_^
Thanks for reading. :3


  1. "I wonder if the fire would explode if I farted into it." Oh Ewart... he says the strangest things, poor boy.

    Haha, I liked your "chemistry lesson" miss smarty pants. :)

    Aww, Sam!! Thanks for showing me a ghost dog, he's so cute! It's sad and happy at the same time.

    Hehe, Ewart doesn't look half bad as an adult. ;) In fact, he's kind of handsome.....

    ~Calista Smith

    1. Lol! It was the most awkward (Appropriate) campfire talk I could possibly think of. O.o Trust me, I've had some interesting chats around a fire...

      Heh... Heh... Heh... I was thinking about adding more, but that's about as good as I can get in Chemistry. :3

      I know right? No problemo. I found it kind of cute in a creepy way. (Imagine having your sim go to bed and go upstairs to find a ghost dog by their bed. Creepy. As. Pudding.)

      I know right? There comes a point when I have to stop torturing certain sims. Unfortunately I haven't reached that point for Laura yet, but Ewart was good enough. :3