Jin’s phone rang at stupid o’clock in the morning. It was her ex-boyfriend Ayden Van Gould, begging her to take him back.
She dropped everything to go out to see him.
He wanted to meet behind the theater where nobody could see them. Apparently, he’d just dumped some psycho named Echo Weaver, and she was stalking him. He didn’t want her to be able to find them.
He told Jin that he missed her smile every morning.
And that she was the world to him. Or at least some world with pink swirls on it. She wasn’t impressed.
But then he got on to the naughty talk, and Jin appreciated that more. I guess the old flame was still burning after all.
Meanwhile, without Jin around, who do you think was stuck doing all the child care?
And WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO OUR TABLE?
Here’s another view. Definitely no table.
I tried to get ready for work, and I had to sit in the bathroom. Branden came in to tell me that the toilet was busted.
Then he sat down to have some breakfast.
That’s right. Well all hung out and had breakfast in a broken, smelly bathroom because there was NOPLACE ELSE TO SIT.
There has to be more to life than this.
“You know,” Hetal said, “After that kind of crummy morning, I just don’t feel like going to work.” So she didn’t.
And Branden didn’t go to school either. I really wanted to yell at him, but then he did the dishes. He was sacrificing his educational future to clean up this pit of a house. He’s such a good boy.
Then he sat down and did his homework, which he couldn’t possibly have collected because he didn’t go to school.
I have such a magical, witchy son.
I decided to stay home too, since everyone else was doing it. Instead, I went outside to play with the kitties. But I couldn’t find them!
Wait, what’s that?
Meanwhile, Hetal was getting overwhelmed trying to deal with Christof and Caitlin. And who was this chick in the room anyway? Why doesn’t she give a kid a bottle?
Those kids pretty much never stopped screaming. It made me crazy!
The whole neighborhood probably could hear them.
OK, the kid is clothed and fed. I don’t want to hear about it, OK?
At last Jin got back from her hot date and started setting things in order.
While Jin was doing some cleaning downstairs, we finally got both of the toddlers contained. I suggested Hetal might like to go on a horsey ride.
If you know what I mean.
Then work called after all, and I had to dash in to do some repairs on the fire engine! I can’t even take a mental health day in peace! A hero’s work is never done.
And while I was there, the emergency alarm went off! So I had to jump into the half-repaired clunky fire engine to save the day.
It was a family freaking out because…. their gnomes were swearing at them??
You have GOT to be kidding me. I got out of bed for this?
Fortunately, it was an easy job.
And VERY satisfying, since I got a bonus for the job AND a promotion with another bonus! Man, we could really use that money.
And it was quitting time, so I sneaked in to play with their toys.
While I was gone, Hetal broke the other toilet.
And she promised to tell Branden a bedtime story. But then she forgot where the bedtime books were.
Plus, she wasn’t feeling very well.
Branden didn’t want to go to bed without his story, so he came downstairs for a drink.
But then he was too tired to really drink it, so he left it on the floor.
Then he walked all the way out into the living room, past his bed, so that he could pass out on the floor. That’s where I found him.
While I was getting everyone to bed, Jin picked up Branden’s discarded juice box.
And sat down to finish it off at the new table I was able to buy with my bonus money.
When I came upstairs, Hetal was in the bathroom staring at herself in the mirror.
“Come to bed, baby!” I told her. “We both know you’re hot.”
“Actually,” Hetal said. “I think I’m pregnant. And do you know you stink?”
ANOTHER BABY? How are we going to manage?
Cheshire has the right idea. I need to start playing with my kids and not stress out so much.
Passing out: 0 + 2 = 2
The fails is just fast and furious now, and with another kid coming I can only imagine it will get worse.
I have no memory of what happened to the table. Two options: 1, I removed a lot of custom content that had accidentally made it into my game, and it’s possible the table was just deleted. The game is SUPPOSED to replace it with something else, but perhaps that’s only if the family can pay the difference in price or something. 2, I sold it to pay the bills and then forgot about it. I intentionally made it a little harder for the Wonderlands to get ahead financially, but I don’t think I realized just HOW hard it would be for them anyway with only one person under my control.
The house is totally out of control at this point. Hetal isn’t going to work and has gotten a warning that she might be fired from her job. Branden spent all night wandering from person to person, asking for a bedtime story and then having the action cancelled before it could complete.
I think the apartment is getting glitchy. It’s getting harder and harder for Allison and Hetal to actually get to their beds to sleep.
I’m creating a new rule while I test out bedtime story mods — if any child has a successful bedtime story interaction fail out twice, I’m sending him to bed manually. The Read to Sleep action keeps canceling out of Branden or his victim’s queue, and he just wanders around asking for that story until he passes out.
With the fourth kid on the way, I am getting really concerned about losing the whole generation to the Social Worker.
At least it’s funny as heck, which is the point.