(In that picture, I like to imagine she’s thinking about her pre-baby body. The one without all the horrible stretch marks.)
We had some problems with the babysitter, Willow Childers. She abandoned the house one night, leaving one of the babies just lying on the porch.
The next day when Xolotl called, a new babysitter showed up. I guess Willow grew into a young adult and gave up babysitting. Right in the middle of her shift!
Hunter Lloyd looks like a little punk, but he’s great with the kids.
Yasmin and Yancy grew into teens. I love Yasmin’s hair color! Sort of a dark blonde, with burgundy tips. (Obviously she gets her hair color from her father.)
Yancy has an adorably round face.
It’s great that the boys are finally old enough to take care of themselves. Even if they sometimes opt to eat birthday cake for breakfast on a school day.
I invited over the boys’ father. They didn’t get along too well. The boys were justifiably skeptical.
If there’s one thing I regret with this generation, it’s not finding the time to invite their fathers over more often.
They grew up into pretty good kids anyway. They always did their homework right after school, without prompting!
And got along well at the dinner table.
I spent a lot of time knitting and just letting them all do their thing. I didn’t get as many pictures of the triplet girls as I should have. But here’s a shot of Yeardley just after having a very unceremonious grow-up in the bathroom.
Yeardley got blue hair, whereas both Yin and Yeager have black hair. I don’t know how the genetics work on that one!
Their father has black hair. I wonder if both he and Xolotl carry a recessive “blue hair” gene? I’ve only ever seen kids have either their mother’s or their father’s hair color. This blue hair is very strange!
I was able to cram five beds into the upstairs bedroom. Leaving two kids to sleep outside on the second floor porch.
The day after the triplets grew up and went to school was a very big day for Xolotl! It was the first time she had been alone in the house since before the first babies were born.
She did what any parent would do in this situation. She danced! (You can tell she’s not very good at dancing, because she pretty much just sticks to doing a hand rave.)
Soundtrack: Simlish version of “Animal” by the Neon Trees.
Just before Yasmin and Yancy grew up, I managed to get all eight Alphabettis dancing in the living room together! This seriously took at least half an hour of “real world” time. (Granted I could have turned off Free Will, but where’s the challenge in that?)
Soundtrack: Simlish version of “Say (Half Past Nine)” by Hot Chelle Rae.
It was their last activity as a family. The next day Yasmin and Yancy grew into young adults. I had them sit on the couch so I could get one last photo of the two of them together, before they moved out.
Side note: when I spotted this I realized that I myself was in desperate need of a potty break. How meta!
A big birthday party for the triplets!
I decided that Yeager should be an astronaut. I mean, it makes sense, given her namesake, right? In which case, she had better get in shape!
Meanwhile, Yeardley and Yarrow play video games together.
On the boys’ birthday, we had another cake fire!
Luckily two of the guests were able to put it out before anyone got hurt.
Before moving them out, I let the boys play one last round of video games with their sister.
Now that there are only three kids left in the house, it seems downright empty!
Guess what: Xolotl has a wish to “Have a Baby.” I think I’m done, though.