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Feb. 19th, 2005

Well, Mary Sim had her baby. I wanted Leo to be there when she had it so I had her propose that he move in. I did not realize that it was a package deal, or else I was confused - his roomie Greg moved in, too! This wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that Greg has always liked Mary a bit too much. Makes for awkward situations. I built Greg a bedroom on the second level, next to the deck I just created up there, and added a bathroom there too. He can get a bit of privacy and guests at a party can use the bathroom when they are up there too.

Mary had a brief maternity leave. Way too brief. So I had her call the nanny to take care of little Julia when she's gone. Very handy, these nannies. And now that I have been working with another baby in another neighborhood I am learning the ropes.


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Feb. 19th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Why don't you get Greg to move out? I think he can do this via the computer. I only found out about it recently.
When one of my Sims moved in, the game asked me which ones, if any, from her original household I wanted to move in with her. That was when I realized that she was married with four children!
Feb. 19th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
THat's true, I could have Greg move on out. I may just do that. It's nice for now having so many adults to care for the little one, so I'll see. I'm thinking of having Mary retire soon - but she loves making money! Still, it would give her time to paint the masterpiece she wants to create and sell.
Feb. 19th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
Is this the Mary who has embraced a life of crime?

Does Sims II have social services?

She had better watch out...
Feb. 19th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yes indeedy, the very one. She just reached the top of her career - Criminal Mastermind. Excellent.

Funny you should ask about the social services. I am not worried about Mary's babe because she's getting plenty of attention. But my grandson created a family with two children, one a toddler, while I was in Las Vegas, and he didn't try to keep them happy. So the older child started failing in school after I got home - I tried to save him! - and the social worker came and took both away.

I am waiting for an opportune time to have someone else adopt these two children.
Feb. 19th, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC)
I didn't realise that children for adoption could come from those taken by the social worker. The errant mother mentioned above had three of her children (not included in the four I mentioned before) taken away. I could get her new partner to adopt them, I think. Learning new things about the game every day.
Feb. 20th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
I think that's what keeps us hooked.

I just realized that using the "aging off" cheat means it applies to everyone in the household. That meant that the little baby stayed a little baby for several days - this is in the other household that had a baby before Mary's did. I had to turn aging back on so the baby could become a toddler. I had turned it off specifically for one person, a woman who wanted to marry before she got old! Too bad for her. It isn't looking good. She's in love with a townie and he seems to be another of those men who get skittish.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
At last. I couldn't remember where this comment of yours was, and have been trying to find it for three days. I just wanted to let you know that there is a way to turn of age for specific Sims. There should be and Elixir of Life Aspiration Reward in the house. Any Sim that uses it gets younger. I think their aspiration level has to be gold or something, because I was happily using it to make one of my characters younger, and suddenly he became an elder, and I can't make him into a young man again. So, I think one has to proceed with caution there. He's the partner of the errant mother and has adopted a child that was taken away by the social worker. He wasn't given a choice, as I had been led to believe was the case, and the child turned out not to be hers, but someone else's. I'd got two Sims mixed up. The trouble is, I've created too many of them, and because I don't keep proper records of each family, I get them mixed up.
Another thing about adoption, on the child's family tree now, she is shown as the child of her adoptive father, and not of her original parents. All connection with her original family has been severed, other than that they appear as her friends. I find that a little disappointing.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
Your story is making me laugh!

I finally used the elixar of life yesterday. I have been cautious with it because the warning says it is addictive and if you use it more than five times watch out. Is it possible to reverse aging? That is, go back to child-bearing age? I'd like the private school mom to have one more go, have another baby.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
As far as I can tell, it isn't possible to make an elder into an adult. I think once they have transitioned from one age to another, they can't go back.
I must have used the elixir of life more than five times, and that is why my adult turned into an elder. I really must read the guide book more thoroughly.
It's nice to be able to swap Sims stories.
Feb. 23rd, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's fun sharing these stories. They tend to get so involved and hilarious.

I worry about all of the rewards, except for the smart milk. And that one - it was quite a job getting people to make it regularly even though the machine was sitting there on the counter. The nanny would just go get regular bottles and the dad was being an ass, would forget or give up with the toddler was doing something else. I'm beginning to have my doubts about this guy...

thing is, the dad wants another baby. And you can't adopt babies, just toddlers. So unless they split up he won't get another baby. A split could be devastating.
Feb. 20th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
Well, the toilet-training for the baby ought to be a breeze!

This was a cool post!
Feb. 20th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
THe baby and toddler activities are pretty fun, and the baby is a dream baby. Just cries when she wants her diaper changed or wants food, and otherwise is happy as a lark. Still, that cry does get to me! In a strange kind of way.

The toddler starts having a mind of her own, can do some things. That means I can direct her a little. Imagine if we could do that with our own.
Feb. 20th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
Well, I think it's pretty cool--I will probably catch up with this more consistently, either (1)when I enroll in class again, &/or (2)when I get internet @ home.

But I'm glad your imagination has been engaged after all!

Have fun with this--I'll be checking in, kiddo!
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