Now that Quimby had finally passed away, I figured the challenge was over. And thus I felt free to start aging kids up artificially soon, using the birthday cake. You’ll forgive me for skipping over most of the birthdays – there were just so many! And after a while, they all have a sameness about them.
Sorry, Rowan, but it’s true!
Aw, don’t cry, baby Reese. Some day all those other kids will be gone, and someone will pay attention to your birthday. You’re the heir, you know.
This actually isn’t a birthday, it’s just breakfast. There are about fifteen uneaten birthday cakes leftover in the fridge.
Since Reese was the heir, and since the house was starting to empty out, I actually had someone teach him something.
Every once in a while I’d notice a nice little family scene happening all on its own.
Then we had a very exciting birthday! When Reepicheep grew up into a young adult, his birthday cake exploded! This is a rare event, but I had heard of it happening for other players. I was super excited to get to see it for myself.
At first he didn’t notice that his butt had caught fire. But soon the flames spread to engulf half the kitchen.
Everyone screamed and flapped their arms except Rowan, who calmly fetched a fire extinguisher.
Sadly, brave and useful as she was, she grew up the next day and had to move out. Them’s the rules.
By this time, the house was emptying out quite nicely. The children who remained were old enough to be going to school every day. Finally Klango had time to garden in his bathrobe all morning.
And paint in his bathrobe on the front porch all afternoon.
Reese, the heir, grew into a goofy looking kid. Doesn’t he look like a prat?
He turned into a very sullen teenager. I mean, look at those eyebrows!
I gave him the fauxhawk and the eye makeup. But the game assigned him a studded choker as “exercise wear.”
He spends most of his free time chatting with his little friends online.
Like so many teenagers, his favorite hobby is “glowering.”
And “looking skeptical.”
I seriously hope he gets some different eyebrows as an adult. I don’t think I can deal with them for much longer!