George Windsor—Elder male family sim
Neat 5, Outgoing 8, Active 6, Serious 3, Grumpy 3
Lifetime want—have 6 grandchildren
Andrew Windsor—Adult male fortune sim
Sloppy 4, Shy 4, Lazy 4, Playful 7, Nice 6
Lifetime want—become chief of staff
Elizabeth Windsor—Adult female family sim
Neat 6, Shy 3, Active 6, Serious 4, Nice 6
Lifetime want—reach top of education career
Philip Windsor—Teen male pleasure sim
Sloppy 2, Shy 3, Active 9, Playful 7, Grumpy 4
Lifetime want—fifty dream dates
James Windsor—Child male sim
Sloppy 4, Shy 4, Active 9, Playful 7, Grumpy 1
Andrew was faced with a dilemma at work. He wanted to be the chief of staff someday, but he seemed to be stalled out in his career at
After that, being given the promotion to surgeon was practically a formality. Andrew decided to combine his bonus check with their savings to expand the house. They had a new little joy on the way, and for some reason George kept hinting that they could always have twins, you never knew. If they did by some chance have twins they would need a bigger nursery. And, Andrew was tired of sharing his bedroom with his father. Besides that, he really wanted an office where he could concentrate on increasing his surgical skills.
As soon as Philip got home from school he invited over Amaya Bachmann. His friend Will Turner had introduced them, and Will had been completely right; they were made for each other. Philip had only met her the one time at Will’s house, but already he had an amazing relationship with her. One single flirtatious interaction and they had crushes on each other.
Amaya liked his blond hair and fun-loving personality.
Better than that, she loved doing all of the same things that Philip loved: clubbing,
cruising in the car,
and making out.
A few days later she brought home her third son, Edward, from the hospital.
George was thrilled to hold another strong grandson in his arms. He snuggled Edward but then looked quizzically at
“What other baby?” Andrew asked. “Look, Dad, I know you had your heart set on twins, but the odds of twins are pretty low. Only 3% of births are twins. You didn’t really think we’d have two did you?”
“But . . . I . . .but . . .” George stammered in confusion. He’d fed
Philip was practicing his dancing skills when James got home from school.
“Do you want to dance together, Philip?” James asked.
“What is this one of your practical jokes? Do you have a joy buzzer in your hand or something? Or are you just going to make fun of me?” Philip asked bitterly. He didn’t really like his brother. He wasn’t very nice. He cheated at games and pulled practical jokes on him all of the time.
“No, I just want to learn how to dance. You look like you have so much fun. Please teach me?”
“Oh, all right, but this better not be a trick,” Philip agreed. He showed his little brother how to get down and have some fun on the dance floor.
Andrew came in a little bit later. “Philip, can I talk to you for a minute?” he asked from the doorway.
“Sure, Dad,” Philip swallowed hard. He recognized that tone. He was in trouble, but he had no idea what for. Andrew motioned for Philip to follow him to the study. That worried Philip even more.
“Philip, we need to talk about your aspiration and lifetime goals,” Andrew started his speech.
“Oh,” said Philip in surprise. Maybe he wasn’t in trouble after all. “I picked an aspiration on my birthday, Dad.”
“Great, what is it?” Andrew asked.
“Pleasure. I want to have fifty dream dates with Amaya and have fun enjoying life.”
“I thought you meant a real aspiration,” Andrew said condescendingly. “I’ve noticed that you’re wasting all of your time dating and partying. That is unacceptable. You need a real life goal.”
“Look, Dad, you weren’t there when I picked my aspiration. You didn’t even have time to tell me happy birthday. So, you don’t have the right to judge my goals.”
Andrew sighed. “Look, even if you stick with this whole pleasure thing you’ll need to pick a career. You’ll need to pick a major in college.”
“How about slacker and philosophy,” Philip suggested.
“A real career,” Andrew said firmly. “Look, I’d be thrilled if you picked something respectable like business, politics, or medicine, but it doesn’t have to be one of those. But I do want you to pick something you can be proud of, Philip. What are you interested in art, cooking, logic?”
“I’m not really interested in anything like that, Dad.”
“Well, why don’t you start exploring some career options? You can still go out on dates with Amaya, but start learning more about some of the careers. Get some hands on experience and decide what you want to do with the rest of your life. Why don’t I show you a little bit about medicine tonight?” Andrew suggested.
Andrew demonstrated some basic surgical technique to Philip then instructed him on how to remove an appendix.
The instructions were too fast for Philip and it was way too confusing. He made a slight mistake in his cut and the alarms started going off.
“Ohhh, you’re loosing him, better clamp off that artery,” Andrew instructed.
“The what?” Philip asked in a panic. His dad kept shouting orders at him, but it sounded like gibberish to him and he had no idea what he was doing. The alarm constantly going off didn’t help things either. Philip sat down the tools as the alarm continued to sound.
“Dad, I don’t think medicine is right for me,” Philip said before he walked out of the room and left his dad to deal with shutting off the alarms. He called Amaya and went downtown on another date. That’s all he wanted, fun and romance. He didn’t care about a career.
Tired and worried after his talk with Philip, Andrew decided to retire early for the night. He was surprised to find
“Hey, honey, feel like cuddling tonight?” she asked.
Andrew snuggled on the bed next to her. “I’m a little tired,” he replied. “Aren’t you? I mean taking care of Edward, making sure James and Philip are growing up well, now you’re a high school teacher, that’s a lot of responsibility.”
She nodded. It was. But, she just had her heart set on something. “I was thinking we should try for a girl.”
Andrew raised his eyebrows. “That’s a lot of kids.”
“Are you turning me down?” she asked.
He shook his head. “You know I’ve never been able to turn you down when you wear something sexy like that.”
“I don’t think cheesecake is a very appropriate food for breakfast, George.”
“Nonsense,” he said.
“I’m cooking something nutritious for breakfast,”
“You don’t have time before you have to go to work, now come on
That afternoon was Edward’s birthday party. It was a family only affair; although Denise and Amaya were invited to attend.
Meet Edward Windsor:
Sloppy 4, Shy 4, Active 9, Playful 7, Grumpy 1
With a personality as bad as your brothers’, you’d better get an early start on skill building for a future career, little Edward.
1. Andrew earned the medical career reward surgery station, and
2. Philip had nine dream dates with Amaya.
3. Child number three, Edward, was born and transitioned to a toddler. His personality is Sagittarius, and he seems to be identical to James.
Previous Subtotal 16
New Sim, Edward +1
New total 17
Philip and Amaya had a daily rating of 84% just from that one encounter at Will’s house where I wasn’t able to control either one of them. How amazing is that? They definitely are meant to be together.
I was very disappointed with Edward. First, I was sure I had twins. I thought you had to eat cheesecake prior to conception, but apparently it’s while you are pregnant, so I am trying for twins again. Second, he is identical to James. Apparently this is something called the first born effect. It causes children to end up the same. I’d never heard of it. Anyway, apparently the way around it is to hit the randomizer button in
Taking Philip and Amaya out on dates is actually fun.