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 2
Edward Windsor—Toddler male sim
Sloppy 4, Shy 4, Active 9, Playful 7, Grumpy 1
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
Everyone cheered as James blew out the candles and officially became a teen.
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.
It was time for another birthday party. With so many children in the house, it felt like someone was constantly having a birthday.
“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
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?”
“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.
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.
With Andrew spending all of his time at the hospital,
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
Sophie Windsor—female toddler sim
Sloppy 2, Outgoing 8, Lazy 2, Playful 6, Nice 7
Sophie was a
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
Victoria Windsor—female toddler sim
Sloppy 4, Shy 3, Active 9, Playful 7, Nice 6
The party was a roof raiser, just like all of the
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
1. The children are all growing up. James became a teen, and Edward became a toddler.
3. Andrew became Chief of Staff, reaching the top of the medical field, and achieving his lifetime want.
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.
Previous non-money points 71
Top of career +1
New sims +2
New non-money points 74
Total Neighborhood Money 373,739 simoleons
Money Points 4
Current Total Points 78
I have no idea why
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
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.