Saturday, November 24, 2007

Windsor Family Season 5 Fall

George Windsor—Elder male family sim
Aries personality
Neat 5, Outgoing 8, Active 6, Serious 3, Grumpy 3
Lifetime want—have 6 grandchildren

Andrew Windsor—Adult male fortune sim
Aquarius personality
Sloppy 4, Shy 4, Lazy 4, Playful 7, Nice 6
Lifetime want—become chief of staff

Elizabeth Windsor—Adult female family sim
Cancer personality
Neat 6, Shy 3, Active 6, Serious 4, Nice 6
Lifetime want—reach top of education career

Philip Windsor—Teen male pleasure sim
Sagittarius personality
Sloppy 2, Shy 3, Active 9, Playful 7, Grumpy 4
Lifetime want—fifty dream dates

James Windsor—Child male sim
Sagittarius personality
Sloppy 4, Shy 4, Active 9, Playful 7, Grumpy 2

Edward Windsor—Toddler male sim
Sagittarius personality
Sloppy 4, Shy 4, Active 9, Playful 7, Grumpy 1

Season 5—Fall

Elizabeth was definitely pregnant again. She was getting bigger than she ever remembered getting with any of her boys. Perhaps she would get the daughter that she wanted after all.

Rubbing her tummy as she watched Edward sleep, she knew that it was all worth it. Children could be difficult at times and pregnancy was definitely unpleasant, but having such a strong and wonderful family was definitely satisfying.

It was time for James’ thirteenth birthday party. It seemed like just yesterday that he was born. The Windsors had to throw a huge birthday bash. They invited everyone they knew: the Turners, the Sinclairs, and the Corys.

Everyone cheered as James blew out the candles and officially became a teen. Elizabeth marveled as she looked at him. The baby she had once found so ugly was now a teen, and he wasn’t that bad looking at all.

James chose his aspiration in life and his lifetime want. He wanted to be popular. He wanted to be so popular that everyone in Emerald Isle knew his name. He decided the best way to accomplish that would be to own 5 top level businesses.

The party was a great time. People enjoyed cake and dancing as everyone got to know their neighbors a little bit better.

The party ended up a good time. Philip even made up with his brother. He had resented James ever since his parents had forgotten Philip’s thirteenth birthday because they were caring for James. Philip was old enough and mature enough now, he understood. His parents loved them all, but toddlers required a lot of time and work. It was so hard for the family to balance it all. James wasn’t a very nice brother, but that was no reason to hate him. He was family after all, so he decided to let his grudge go. Hating someone got in the way of having fun anyway.

With his new outlook, Philip even began helping his parents out with his brothers. He still wasn’t a family sim. Potty training was not any fun, but he wasn’t opposed to giving his parents an occasional break.

In the next few days, Andrew was promoted to Medical Researcher. Elizabeth wanted a promotion very badly, but she was on maternity leave yet again. She always used her maternity leaves to work on her skills, but a small part of her wished that she could still go to work. She knew that she could fly through the promotions so much faster if she wasn’t constantly pregnant.

It was time for another birthday party. With so many children in the house, it felt like someone was constantly having a birthday. Elizabeth was due any day, but she wasn’t going to let that spoil her Edward’s fifth birthday party. She’d made the mistake of not throwing a birthday party for Philip one year. She would not make that mistake again with Edward. All of the guests were invited, and she showed them into the house. As she made her way to follow, Elizabeth felt a sudden contraction.

“Oh no,” she whispered. That wasn’t good. She was not going to ruin Edward’s party.

Andrew noticed her pain and rushed to take her to the hospital, but Elizabeth refused. She was not leaving the party. She’d been through this enough, and her husband was a great doctor. She could give birth without a hospital.

The delivery was actually quite quick and easy. Victoria Windsor was born on the lawn at her brother’s birthday party. All of the guests rushed out in shock when Andrew announced that they had a new baby girl.

“I can’t believe she wouldn’t leave the party! That’s dedication,” one guest said.

“She had the little baby girl on the lawn, wow!” another said.

“Where’s the other baby!” Grandpa George demanded once again.

“I told you, Dad. The odds of having twins are very low. We already have 3 boys. We just wanted to have a little girl,” Andrew explained.

“Should we go blow out the candles on Edward’s cake?” Elizabeth asked.

“Well, this is certainly a roof raiser party. Who ever heard of a more exciting time?” Alyssa Cory commented. She had thought that her mom was the party girl. This took things to a whole new level.

James offered to hold his brother and carry him to the cake. He didn’t think that it was a very good idea for his mother to be carrying around a toddler, considering that she had just given birth.

Edward leaned down and blew out the candles with his big brother’s help. He was finally a child. The party ended up another good time despite the excitement.

With all of the children running around the house, Andrew was spending all of his time at the hospital. He loved his kids, but he just didn’t have the patience with them that Elizabeth and George did. He was much more comfortable at work. His time away from home paid off as he was finally promoted to Chief of Staff. That had always been his lifelong dream, and he couldn’t imagine being any happier. He didn’t really want anything else out of life.

Career success was contagious. Elizabeth was promoted to University Guest Lecturer. She missed being with the younger children, but she knew that she was on the right path. She could be a principal and maybe even Minister of Education someday.

Philip was also starting to get a feel for what he might want to do as a career someday, but he didn’t dare share his feelings with his family. He starred in the school play, “Our Sim Town.” It was fun and he loved acting. The applause from the audience was amazing. Philip started to develop an itch to go into show business, but he knew his parents wouldn’t approve. So, he didn’t tell anyone except his girlfriend, Amaya.

Elizabeth started Edward down the right path to a good career someday. She taught him how to do homework. Having a teacher for a mother was definitely a help, and Edward learned very quickly.

With Andrew spending all of his time at the hospital, Elizabeth helping Edward learn for school, and Philip sneaking off to play practice; James was stuck with baby care duties. He even had to change Victoria’s diapers. Normally Grandpa George loved being in charge of child care, but even he needed an occasional break.

All of the promotions gave the family enough money that they were finally able to purchase a mostly frivolous item, a pool table. It was fun and a good place to socialize. Both Philip and James enjoyed it, and they finally became friends as they played.

The next day, the weirdest thing happened. George was looking out the window in his room when he saw a van pull up outside their house. A woman got out and was carrying a small little girl. He was too far away to see their faces, but George was certain that the woman was a social worker.

George rushed down the stairs and opened the front door. What he saw shocked him. The woman had just left the little girl on the yard. She hadn’t even rung the door bell. The little girl was crawling all alone towards the door, but if George hadn’t happened to have been looking out the window, the poor child might have starved to death or frozen before someone found her.

George scooped the toddler up in his arms, perplexed. As he looked into the adorable face and beautiful dark eyes, George recognized her. It was his granddaughter, Sophie. George had never met her, but he’d seen pictures. George’s son, Frederick, was the ruler of Arbordale. He’d been so proud of Frederick when he’d chosen to go into politics. The recent pictures of his growing family had made George so happy. Something horrible must have happened to Frederick for the social worker to just drop Sophie off on the lawn like that. He was certain; Frederick and his wife were dead. George only hoped that his other granddaughter, Lily, was okay. Lily was just a baby. But at least Sophie was safe with her grandfather. She seemed happy as he held her.

Sophie Windsor—female toddler sim
Libra personality
Sloppy 2, Outgoing 8, Lazy 2, Playful 6, Nice 7

Sophie was a Windsor, and she was George’s granddaughter. She would be a part of this family. George was certain that Andrew and Elizabeth would raiser her as their own.

George took her inside and began to teach her to talk. He knew that they didn’t even speak Simlish in Arbordale, so it was going to be a difficult task. He tried teaching her bottle, teddy, and to say Sophie with no luck. Then he said “Grandpa” and she said “Grandpa!” Tears came to his eyes. He was so proud of his fifth grandchild.

It was always time for a birthday at the Windsor house. This time, it was time for Victoria to become a toddler. As always, Elizabeth sent invitations to everyone on Emerald Isle. Before long, guests were arriving, ready to have a good time.

Andrew brought Victoria to the cake as everyone cheered. Right before their eyes, she became a toddler.

Victoria Windsor—female toddler sim
Sagittarius personality
Sloppy 4, Shy 3, Active 9, Playful 7, Nice 6

The party was a roof raiser, just like all of the Windsor birthday parties. This one was particularly fun with all of the children there to play.

Philip loved his new little sisters. He didn’t mind occasionally helping out with Sophie and Victoria as he had with Edward, but the house was starting to feel very crowded. Philip wasn’t really that into children. He didn’t like hanging out at home much anymore. He spent most of his time on outings downtown with his friends or on dates with Amaya.

While on a date one night, Amaya told Philip, “This has been really fun, Philip. I’ve really enjoyed being your girlfriend. Thanks for a great time these last few years.”

“What do you mean enjoyed? What are you saying, Amaya?” Philip was confused, and afraid. He loved Amaya. He wanted to be with her for the rest of his life. He knew that she was into romance, but surely he’d done enough to romance her. He took her on dates every single night.

“I’m graduating, Philip. I’m going away to college, Academie Le Tour, I’ve decided. I’ve really enjoyed being your girlfriend, but that’s not really going to be possible anymore once I go off to college.”

Philip somehow managed not to break into tears. He knew that Amaya was older than him. She was closer to Will’s age. He should have realized that she was going to be graduating off into the world soon. Still, it was breaking his heart. Amaya was fun, and she enjoyed dating as much as he did. He didn’t want to give up his nightly dream date. How was he ever going to go on without her?

He dropped Amaya off at her house and drove home. He agreed to help his Grandfather tuck in his little sisters, and then Edward wanted him to play with him. Philip did, but all he could think about was Amaya. He didn’t want to lose her.

Secretly, Philip went to his father’s office and used his computer to research Academie Le Tour’s admittance requirements. He was surprised to learn that he already qualified for admission. He even qualified for a lot of scholarships. They didn’t require you to graduate from high school if you had enough skills, which Philip did.

Philip made up his mind. He was going to Academie Le Tour right away. He wasn’t going to lose Amaya. He had to convince his family to let him go, though. He started with Grandpa George. He would be the easiest to convince.

“Grandpa George, I’ve been thinking. You know how you always said I should go into politics. Well, I think you’re right. I want to go to college so that I can get a head start on a politics career. Do you think you could talk Mom and Dad into letting me go to Academie Le Tour now?”

His plan worked. Grandpa George was ecstatic and offered to pay for the whole thing if needed. He easily convinced Andrew and Elizabeth to let Philip go. With that, he was off to join Amaya at Academie Le Tour.

Still, life went on in the Windsor home. The toddlers didn’t pause in their needs as the adults said goodbye. George would miss Philip, but he was so proud of him now. He consoled himself by teaching Victoria how to walk. He still had plenty of grandchildren to raise.

Season Recap

1. The children are all growing up. James became a teen, and Edward became a toddler.

2. Elizabeth gave birth to Victoria, who is now a toddler. The Windsors adopted Sophie, giving George his fifth grandchild.

3. Andrew became Chief of Staff, reaching the top of the medical field, and achieving his lifetime want.

4. Elizabeth is a University Guest Lecturer. She’s working her way towards the top of her career; although, it’s slow going with all of the maternity leaves.

5. Philip left for college with his girlfriend, Amaya. Philip has scholarships for all skills, an A report card, and dancing skills. Philip and Amaya had 14 dream dates as teens. His lifetime want is to have 50 dream dates.

Points Recap

Previous non-money points 71

Top of career +1

New sims +2

New non-money points 74

Money points

Turner 177,363

Sinclair 75,775

Cory 52,910

Windsor 67,691

Total Neighborhood Money 373,739 simoleons

Money Points 4

Current Total Points 78

Author’s Notes

I have no idea why Elizabeth didn’t have twins. She ate nothing but cheesecake before she got pregnant. I’ve fed this woman so much cheesecake, she should have 3 sets of twins by now. I’m going to chalk it up to a game glitch. In any case, their natural children aren’t turning out so good looking, so I decided to let them adopt the last 2 anyway. George wants 6 grandchildren as his lifetime want. I’ve come this far, I am getting those points!

I’m allowing myself to create a custom adoption pool, similar to creating custom townies. I’m rolling their personalities at random, but I want pretty children to adopt. It makes it more interesting for me. Sophie is so beautiful, isn’t she? I’m so excited to play her!

I can’t decide if I want to reroll James’ aspiration when he is in college. I don’t really like playing businesses, and 5 top level businesses seems horribly boring. Still, it might encourage me to learn a new aspect of the game I don’t normally play. What do you think?

All of the Windsor children are ending up Sagittarius. Philip was rolled Sagittarius to start the challenge. All 3 natural Windsor children were born Sagittarius. This is so weird to me. At least Victoria was born nice. Finally, my first nice gen 2 sim. I did reroll the dice in CAS several times before she was born. But, besides the nice, she is pretty similar to her brothers.

Philip and James are both learning skills way too fast. Philip had all skills at 8, except 10 body and 10 charisma. I decided to go ahead and let him go to college ahead of his peers, or I wouldn’t have anything for him to do as an adult. Plus, I needed the space in the house for the sixth grandchild. James is pretty close to maxing all of his skills, too. He has 8 cooking, 8 mechanical, 9 charisma, 7 body, 5 body, 8 creativity, 8 cleaning.


  1. You eat the cheesecake WHILE she's pregnant. Then you get the twins. You're right about the kids turning out not so good-looking. Sophie is beautiful. So are you adopting the last one and letting Elizabeth go to work?
    I say do every LTW once. Try it, and look up Java Jan's blog. She has a tutorial of sorts on getting a level 10 business.

  2. I second Fini's vote. Give it a try. I'm stepping out of my box and playing Romance Sims - sure causes a lot of drama!

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