Harlow and Helvetica grew into adorable children. Here they are doing the Smustle dance in the front room.
However, the house was really starting to get crowded. I couldn’t even get a decent picture of family dinner, with everyone chatting away over their pork chops.
Fortunately, Luau Death soon came for their grandfather Frank. Look how crowded it is! For pity’s sake.
Not long afterward, the kids grew into teens, and I sent Harlow off to college. Finally, some breathing room!
Apropos of nothing, I bought this daruma for my Sims because my friends have one.
I started getting tired of chasing visitors around with the Cow Plant so that Makoto could continue being immortal. Now when a visitor is invited onto the lot, I switch over to the construction panel and build an enclosure around them.
If you’re ever visiting someone’s house, and a fence appears around you while you’re walking across the lawn? DON’T GRAB FOR THE CAKE.
I had several firsts this week. First Sim to be sprayed by the skunk that’s always running around.
First alien abduction in the Alphabetti line! I was disappointed it didn’t result in a pregnancy.
For the second time, Jimmy tried to cook a meal. And for the second time, he set the kitchen on fire.
I decided his time was better spent at the sewing machine.
First he made potholders. (Whee!) Then he moved on to curtains. His first curtain was hilariously inept.
He quickly progressed to quilts. (Which can only be hung on the wall – lame!)
And then, the holy grail: he earned a gold sewing badge, and unlocked the ability to sew custom outfits. I had him make himself a Neo-looking outfit. (There’s one at every comic book convention.)
Then I chose colors at random for the outfit he sewed for Makoto.
“Wow, man. I don’t know what to say. Thanks.”
I tried harder to make something pretty for Helvetica’s outfit, but there are only so many choices.
“That’s… great, dad. All the kids at school will be really… envious.”