All posts tagged Cheshire


I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but I have a way with computers. When Caitlin talks about having “Golden Fingers,” she seems to think it has something to do with music. I have the REAL golden fingers. With just a few strokes of my fingers on a computer keyboard, I have any information I want.

By the day after I saw him on Snowflake Day, I knew everything there was to know about William Pierce.

He’d been married for almost as long as my folks to some woman named Beatrice nee Saunders. Apparently, she had quite a reputation amongst vampires, and it wasn’t a good one. I’m not entirely sure what kept them together, but it seemed to work.

But it seems like things had gone south recently.

Which was probably William’s fault. He seemed to have a thing for old witches.

Plus, he had a huge blowout with his son recently and kicked him out of the house.

Wow. It sounds like you’d have to be crazy to be into this guy.
Fortunately, I am certifiably Insane. For real. I took a test at school and everything.
And, hey, he was a Creature of the Night, which meant that he’d keep that young, hard, touchable… ahem, body for a good long time still. That made up for a lot of ills.
I’m pretty good at making people like me. I even made prom queen in school. I felt like destiny was pulling me toward William. Just how hard was I willing to work for some guy who was an asshole by all accounts?

I looked at the greeting card pictures we had up in the hall. My folks have always been crazy about each other. If I was meant for William, I was going to have to burn the fear of witchcraft into him. If he didn’t like the sun, wait till he saw me when he pissed me off.

While I was thinking these deep thoughts, the rest of the family was ignoring me with a rousing game of dominoes.

Deanne things that Hetal needs to beg for a promotion. Hetal says she’d rather blackmail her boss instead.

Peanut tried to figure out where the water was coming from.

I told Bungle what was I feeling while I made breakfast for everyone. Bungle is my best friend of all. He’s the only one I can really talk to. I don’t really care that nobody else thinks he exists.

Bungle kind of thought I was crazy too. There are other fish in the sea, he said. A lot of them are less inclined to cheat on you. I told him that was a mixed metaphor anyway.

He gave up and decided to watch some television. He couldn’t actually turn on the TV, but he said his imagination is enough.

It was a relaxed holiday weekend, and we decided to have some fun in the snow.

Deanne swears she can catch things in that pond, even when it’s frozen over. She may not be a witch, but I think she has some kind of fish magic.

Mum wanted to play tag.

I had nothing better to do, and it got William off my mind for a while.

Then Mama decided she wanted a rousing game of ping pong.

That’s when things started to get nuts.

Mum always had an affinity for the cats, and I think she sensed that they were in distress, even from the other side of the house.

But she couldn’t do anything about it because Mama was having her birthday.

So while Deanne and I said goodbye to dear old Cheshire,

Mama got old.

I think they both felt really guilty about the timing.

The comfort in each other, though.

Deanne took her feelings out on the trash compactor.

The two of them have never gotten along all that well anyway.

I think it was hardest for Dinah, though.

Then when we were just settling down into the depths of despair, Singularity started yowling and making a huge racket!

We ran to her to make sure she was all right, and she popped out a kitten!

So much for my perceptiveness. I didn’t even realize she was pregnant.

This is little Nova. Isn’t she cute?


All that happened in one sim evening. It’s enough to make your head swim!

RIP, Cheshire. He lived a good bit past his lifespan, and he got a good run.

This is the first kitten of the cat legacy Generation 3. I was not happy with her when she was a kitten, but I liked her more as she grew into an adult cat. I’ll see what you think.

Christof was the man of the house these days. Well, the only man in the house anyway. I think sometimes it made him a little lonely.

The kitties tried to make sure he felt appreciated. They’re so empathic sometimes.

He was also working harder in school.

Hetal was trying out new recipes. She called this one “Stu Surprise.” We knew better than to ask what the surprise was.

Our kitties continued to be sweet together.

Deanne was really into playing in the snow. She came up with some…. interesting…. snow sculptures.

Sometimes she really didn’t seem to like her work, though.

Hetal decided to run for City Council. She started spending time campaigning around town, including giving speeches at the school.

And guess what? She was elected!! There was plenty of nectar passed around the house that night!

Erin decided to make friends with an honors student in hopes of improving her grades. She decided to take the easy way and used a potion someone sent us in the mail.

This girl, Meredith immediately really liked her.

But it turned out that they didn’t have a lot to talk about.

Oh, and here’s William Pierce’s son Larry, who is kind of a creeper.

I came home from work to take a much needed shower.

And it had an unexpected effect.

Huh. Too bad it washes out. I could get used to this.

I figured out what to do with all those stones I collected that turned to not be rainbow gems. This could be come quite a side business.

And then it was time for another party! Erin was growing up, plus we had Hetal’s election to celebrate.

My littlest girl turned out lovely, don’t you think?

Hetal was so happy to see Erin grow up. I’ve never seen her so content.

Right after we finished our cake, a limousine pulled up in front of the house. It turns out Christof had rented it. It was time for prom!

Hetal and I were left with no kids for an entire evening. You can guess what we were doing.
LTW: 0 + 1 = 1
Woot! Finally some points! And a lot of them, as I recall. Though I’m sure we’re still in the negative after all those fails. I’ll try doing a tally when Erin takes over.
I used Erin’s childhood action to use a friendship potion to get an opportunity for school, and I aged her up just a little bit early so that they could all go to prom together :).
Caitlin returned from prom with a female love interest named Mona, but nothing became of it after she moved out. I guess it was just a single golden moment. 🙂

Peanut and Singularity were getting along just swell these days. You’d think they were brother and sister! Or, well, something.

Christof started his day cleaning up after the bathtub that had been broken for three days. He’s such a responsible boy.

Maybe I should fix the bathtub.

Hetal made breakfast.

But then her carpool showed up, so left everything out on the counter and dashed out to work complaining about how hungry she was. We had a fridge full of leftovers she could have eaten instead.

The kids all caught the school bus.

And then everyone was gone, leaving their breakfast mess behind them.

I swear. The things I won’t do for this family.

Just as I’d finished loading the dishwasher, Erin showed up back at home.

“Why aren’t you at school, you lady??” I demanded.

Erin grinned. “There’s no school!” she said. “It’s a snow day!”

“Wait, didn’t you leave on the bus?” I asked.
“Yeah, and the school was closed when we got there. And I had to come home on my broom. Pretty lame.”
“Then where are your brother and sisters?”
Erin shrugged. “Still there I guess.”
And they were.

Apparently, they played in the school yard all day, then took the bus back home.

It was like hooky in reverse — going to school when you’re not supposed to instead of ditching it when you are.

Peanut had a nice snooze under the snow.

Just as the teens got home from “school,” my home fire alarm went off.

I dashed off to do my duty as a hero.

And what do you know? It was Jules MacDuff. Haven’t heard from him in a while.

I think he’s MacDuff-Slymer or something now. He married that ghost who has been stalking Chauncey for her whole unlife.

This fire was a big spectacle. Everyone on the block came over to freak out.

Saving Jules’s life was very satisfying.

Though when I asked him to leave, he decided to just stay and play foosball while I saved the rest of the house. He has a lot of confidence in me, considering what an ass he was to my wife. I’m sure that’s all water under the bridge at this point in our lives. SURE.

The bedroom was really cramped. It was hard to find a place where I could really swing my ax. It’s a good thing I didn’t care what I did to his furniture.

With the fire extinguished and everyone saved yet again, I headed outside to address my adoring fans.

They all started to hoot and wave noisemakers at me. It was so nice to be loved.

And then a strange feeling overcame me….

And I got old.

I could have picked a better place to do that than the front steps of my wife’s ex-boyfriend’s house.

Ah well. What’s done is done. I headed home to show the new me to the most important person in my life.

Hetal didn’t seem to mind at all.

She let me know I was just as sexy to her as ever.

In the best way possible.

It really is nice to be loved.


I have got to start posting again because Erin has already taken over in gameplay and is about to have her first kid!!

It appears that kids always leave on the bus on a snow day. Way to defeat the purpose of a snow day. I think I will consider it legal in the future to cancel that action.

I was kind of misty-eyed about this one because it signals the beginning of the end for Allison. She’s been a lot of fun.

I rather liked the blue flower hair she aged into. It seemed kind of appropriate. But I finally decide she had to have her old hair back and changed in when I gave her a makeover.

The holiday season was in the air. It hadn’t snowed yet, but we wanted to get our lights up early.

Hetal began the day by going out to interrupt Deanne’s fishing to brag about her mad cooking skilz.

Deanne made all the right appreciative noises, but I knew she’d rather be fishing. Deanne’s not a bad cook herself, judging from the three-day-old waffles we’re still eating.

Then she walked in inside, saw Caitlyn in the kitchen, and lit into her!

I didn’t catch the whole tirade, but it had something to do with a prank Caitlyn pulled on her. Sometime. I’m really not sure.

This is not a side of Hetal I see very often.

Caitlyn said something under her breath as she walked away. I thought it was “witch,” but I’m not sure. I mean, what’s insulting about calling Hetal a witch?

Whatever it was, Hetal chased her down and let her have it!

Christof really appreciated the whole scene. I think he should have shown more solidarity with his twin, but he seemed to be pretty entertained.

I just don’t know about that boy sometimes.

Caitlyn begged Hetal to forgive her.

Hetal said she would let it go just this once.

To make peace, she conjured Caitlyn and apple.

Well, it was a poisoned apple.

Hetal tried to change the subject.

But it was really better that everyone went their separate ways.

Later on, Hetal seemed to get into a better mood. She told Erin some naughty jokes.

But then she started following Erin and around and talking…. and talking….

It was so boring, it just sucked all the energy out of Erin!

So Hetal consoled herself by scaring the crap out of poor Caitlyn. Bygones be bygones by butt. I just don’t know what got into her. My strategy was to avoid attention as much as possible until she got off her tirade.

Sensing that she wasn’t welcome in the house, my wife decided to go outside and interrupt Deanne’s fishing AGAIN, this time to brag about her amazing broom stunt skillz.

Deanne didn’t dare tell her mom to buzz off, but she *really* would rather have been fishing.

OK, enough of that. Did I mention that our kitties are cute?

Really really cute?


No fails AGAIN! She shoots! She scores!

Erin passing out from being Bored to Death by Hetal does not count :-p.

Dude. Hetal lets out all the Evil in one day! She just went from one sim to the other and harassed them. It was amazing.

I think I have more than one post per game-day right now. The Wonderlands were just so active and entertaining! I’ll make up for it when all the spares move out and I’m trying to get Allison’s LTW finished before aging up Erin. That’s where I am now, and wow is the game more boring without all those idiots. Erin needs to age up, get married, and start popping out babies soon!

The kitties were so sweet.

But there were only three of them! We were so used to a house full of cats that just our three old friends felt lonely.
Caitlyn seemed to feel it the worst.

To make her feel better, Hetal promised to get a new cat. I may have an issue with the babies my lovely wife wants, but I can never complain about more cats.

So we went out to look for a new feline friend and came back with Singularity.

She’s a beauty, isn’t she?

And she’s quite the huntress.

We spent all morning watching her. Peanut seemed particularly taken.

Meanwhile, Christof went out before dawn to look at the stars.

Deanne got up early to fish and caught a few minnows. They don’t bring in as much as frogs, but they also take up less space.

I cleaned up a mess Hetal had left on the floor.

Apparently, they were some sort of important papers that she wanted destroyed, so it seems I did her a favor. I don’t ask about Hetal’s job because there are things about my wife I’m better off not knowing.

Erin did her homework. She’s such a studious girl. Sometimes I worry that she doesn’t get out enough.

Christof came back home and worked on his soccer moves some more. I think he’s going to be a professional. I’m so proud.
Peanut and Singularity continued to get acquainted.

She’s such a dainty creature, our Singu.

And ambitious!

Now that I’m working from home, it’s impossible to leave work at work. So I upgraded my fire extinguisher.

And souped up my WooWoo5000. I love my WooWoo5000. It’s like my own personal mechanical kitty cat. Very big, loud kitty cat.

It was getting cold, so Caitlyn warmed her tushie by the fire. If I were her, I’d put on more clothes, but who am I to judge?

Hetal and Erin broke out the dominoes.

Did I mention Singularity was cute? We just couldn’t stop watching her.

Then Deanne exercised while Erin watched TV. I think they were watching the news. Maybe it has a really good beat to work out to.

And Caitlyn and I worked on our backhand.

While Christof worked on his upper body strength.

Then it started to get dark, and I hung up some new lanterns on the back porch.
Deanne was devastated. If I’d known how she felt about lanterns, I’d never have hung them.

Hetal pointed out that it was just a light, and there was no reason to get so upset.

While Hetal was helping Deanna calm down, Erin saw the light and freaked out.

Caitlyn hurried out to comfort her.

Caitlyn at least likes my taste in illumination. It’s nice to have a little support around here.

But even Hetal decided they were really kind of monstrous.



Welcome Singularity Tart! This is Black Hole Tart from the Tart ISBI with a sex-change because I needed a female mate for Peanut. Thus the cat legacy prepares to pop out Gen 3.

All the idiots followed her around and watched her play all day, but the animations never make it clear that’s what they’re doing, so I don’t have a picture. She does in fact have the Hunter trait, and that means she spends most of her time autonomously hunting. This is great for picking up critters to sell at the Consignment Store. (I decided it was OK to use Twallan’s Consigner because it’s dumb that you can buy things at the Consignment Store that you can’t *sell* there.)

It wasn’t clear because I missed capturing a popup someplace, but Hetal got a work opportunity to destroy some papers. You had to drag the papers out of her inventory onto the floor and then throw them away. (I had to look it up online because it was very non-obvious.) It turned out that anyone could throw them away, so Hetal got a nice performance boost and a promotion Woot.

Watching everyone “React to New Object” and freak out was even more funny in game.

Jin called to check up on us after the party. I’m not sure, but I think she wanted to make sure that nobody was going to burn the house down. I mean, really? With me in the house? 
I did get to find out what had Hetal so mad that she missed her youngest kids’ birthdays.
I appreciate her wanting to stand up for her mother’s husband, even if the timing was a little bad.
Also, in the name of shameless gossip, Chauncey’s ex-fiancee has taken up with a college boy just out of high school. 
And I guess our pack of kitties really rubbed off on Jin because she has one of her own now!

Erin was spending more and more time hanging out with her “best friend” Bungle. When she talked about him, I just smiled and nodded. I mean, it’s not like it was unusual for people in this family to talk to things that weren’t there. I just hope she doesn’t forget to spend time with real people too.

Branden, on the other hand, seemed to know what she was talking about. He asked Erin a lot about Bungle. He seemed to want to know if Bungle knew where Glenda was. Glenda who? Wait, wasn’t that the name of his favorite doll when he was a kid?

Erin seemed to understand, though. She said she’d try to find out for him.

In less confusing news, Caitlyn was being very scholarly these days. Deanne was jealous, but not jealous enough to do her own homework.

She didn’t take it very well when Branden tried to be helpful and offered to help her with her math. Sometimes big brothers just aren’t appreciated.

Then, while Branden was cleaning up after breakfast, he saw something that made his face light up.

I don’t completely understand, but I think he found his old doll? I didn’t realize it meant so much to him.

There wasn’t much time to talk after that because the school bus arrived. For the first time *all* my children were headed off to learn.

With Hetal also gone to work, I got to have a peaceful breakfast at home. Alone.

The silence was golden.

Then I had to head downtown so that the mayor could give me a medal.

Pretty nifty, huh?

And while the medal wasn’t worth any money, it also came with a promotion!

Now that’s more like it.

I wonder what I should do with my new-found fame and fortune?

Not long after I got home and finished fixing the shower that Hetal broke, I got my first home call.

It was at the grocery store.

It was a very weird call, let me tell you. Much stranger that swearing gnomes. But we did get the clanker pinned down and shipped off for repairs.
When I returned, everyone was already home.

Caitlyn arrived home with her phone stuck to her ear. She can’t stop talking to some admirer.

Deanne has a new crush. She can’t stop talking about some Weaver fellow. I’m pretty sure he’s Ayden van Gould’s love child with that psycho chick Echo he was dating for a while.

I think Esteban may be a bit difficult for Deanne to catch, though.

Erin took an interest in our new stereo, which was a sort of housewarming gift from some people I’m pretty sure we don’t know. Hodginses, I think?

But she didn’t like the song that was playing.

Kitty break!

I got the kitties a new present. I don’t think they know what to make of it yet.

Everyone is back to being very responsible.

Branden in particular has been working hard on some kind of after school project. He’s hoping it will help him in his future career.

He hasn’t even been taking breaks to get something to eat.

I hear the project went very well, though! I wouldn’t expect anything else. Branden is such a hard worker.

Erin came and asked Caitlyn to read her a bedtime story.

Caitlyn is such a good big sister.

Erin went right to sleep. I swear that never happens when I do it!

Meanwhile, Deanne was hard at work at some kind of secret baking project. What could she be making?

It looks like we have another birthday coming up….


No fails!

Note: I missed a fail in the last chapter and went back and edited it. If you don’t feel like going to check to see if you missed it, Branden peed himself at the party.

This is the last post before the heir poll. I’ll put that up shortly.

The big event in this post is that I discovered that the MasterController Reset Sim command is much stronger than the resetsim cheat, which is what I usually use. Branden’s IF doll wanted to “come out to play” when he was a child, and I pulled her out onto the ground while he was napping on a park bench at school. I didn’t know you had to pull out an IF *at home*. So Glenda disappeared, and I hadn’t been able to find any way to get her back. MasterController Reset Sim did it. I’m sure Branden wishes I’d figured that out a LONG time ago….

Oh, and well, Allison reached the top of her career, which would be far more exciting if that were her LTW. She only has rescued 10 people, and she needs 30. I missed several emergencies early on because I didn’t realize what a short amount of time you have to respond to them, and then she just hasn’t gotten a lot of rescue opportunities. It seems unlikely that she’ll be able to finish it, but I guess we’ll see.

Now that there are no toddlers to watch, I do get a little extra time for myself.

Sometimes I like to imagine I’m a submarine, looking out through tiny portal windows into the deep water.

Wow! They ought to warn you about water! It’s hard to breathe!

Caitlyn is spending a lot of time with the kitties. I’m so glad one of the children really understands what’s important in life.

I mean, when you look at these tender souls, how can you fail to love them?

Cat can see right into the depths of your soul.

Branden was the next of the kids to try to make peace with the refrigerator.

He told it not to feel so bad that the girls were ganging up on it. It’s hard for a guy to get a word in edgewise with so many girls around.

He suggested that the refrigerator join him and Christof for some guy time. The fridge could bring the snacks.

Erin slept sweetly in her new bad.

Until Christof and Branden showed up, trying to find the new bathroom.

It’s not that hard, guys. The door is behind you.

Today was Spooky Day, and it was time to party Wonderland style! I called everyone we knew and invited them to a big costume party.

Branden was really worried about what to wear, poor guy. His crush said she would come.

Hetal didn’t have nearly so much trouble.

Or Christof.

You could guess what Caitlyn was going to be, couldn’t you?


Strawberry particularly liked Erin’s costume for some reason.

Or maybe she just really liked picked on Erin.

Here came the first guest with some food to share! That’s a neat trick!

It turned out to be Larry Pierce. Branden was not impressed.

The chainsaw murderer costume turned out to be extra popular. I don’t want to know why.

I went for a different style. After all, I do my best to bring a bit of magic to everyone around me. Now where is that snack?

I was going to ask Larry if he brought any more treats when a screech went up from the kitchen.

Christoff set fire to a pot of macaroni and cheese. For heaven’s sake. We HAD enough food!

Everyone came running in their costumes from all over the house to stare and the flames and panic.

This was my chance to show my stuff. No magic ice spells here! I can put out a fire underneath some other girls armpit. I’m that good.

In no time, I had reduced the kitchen to a black smoking mess that was at least not on fire. Christof decided he was better off eating salad.


Everyone settled down to eat and chat. We know how to make a recovery here at the Wonderland household.

Except for Branden, who missed his chance to talk to his crush Lacey Boyles because he had to dash upstairs for a shower.

Well, it WAS a pretty exciting afternoon. I guess he got carried away.
At least Lacey had fun.

Well, of course the party was a hit. Tell me that this wasn’t the most creative entertainment you ever saw.

Absolutely everyone thought the party was beautiful, even folks who didn’t attend.

When the guests left, I decided to show Hetal some of my magic tricks.

Erin came upstairs to find someone waiting for her.

Or at least she told me she welcomed her best friend to live with us. I never saw the guy.

I’m just glad to know she’s making friends.


Self-Peeing: 8 + 1 = 9
Fires in Home: 1 + 1 = 2

When I said a couple of posts back that we’d soon be reminded that this is an ISBI, this is actually what I meant :). I’m not sure how much I conveyed how hilarious this was while I was playing.

Unfortunately, Allison did in fact invite everyone she could, and they brought friends, and that caused the game to crash just as Allison put out the fire. So some of the shots are from when I played through the party without the fire.

Bungle is my first successful, non-glitched Imaginary Friend. I’m pretty amused, but I hear that pretty much everyone is sick of them after a while. Caitlyn and Christof didn’t receive IF dolls due to the mailbox being glitched. Deanne’s disappeared not long after she received it. So only Branden and Erin even had dolls in this game.

One more post. Then heir poll.

Now that I have the fireplace safely upgraded, it’s the favorite place for all the kitties.

They sleep beside it and play beside it.

I’m so glad I could do something to make the house cozier for them!

Before school, Deanne and Christof got up early to do their homework. Hetal and I didn’t do too bad with our kids, did we?

Erin played sweetly with her doll Bungle the whole time I was at work.

Which was great, because the babysitter stood on the front porch the whole time. I’m sure that coming inside is usually part of the job, isn’t it?

I passed the time at work upgrading my fire extinguisher.

The emergency of the day was a big one!

Sometimes half your job is calming down people who were never in danger.

It was a hard fire to stomp out. As soon as put the fire out one place, another blaze would pop up someplace else. I really need to finish upgrading this fire extinguisher!

Meanwhile, Hetal got into a conversation after work that didn’t go very well.

Branden wanted to meet up with her after work, but since she was caught up in her argument, he decided to sit down and do his homework.

Apparently, both of them forgot they were supposed to be home for something important.

At least Caitlyn, Christof, and I were here for Deanne’s birthday.

Isn’t she beautiful?

She makes me think of someone very important — me.

Four teenagers. I don’t know how we’re going to survive.

The teens gabbed their cake while I headed upstairs.

Deanne had some advice for Caitlyn. Maybe she’s getting a little ahead of herself, don’t you think? Caitlyn is older and has more experience.

Caitlyn suggested maybe Deanne should get some more sleep and see what things looked like at the morning. Deanne took her advice and headed upstairs.

Caitlyn’s such a patient big sister.

I had to get the other birthday girl!

I couldn’t believe that my littlest baby was finally growing up.

What an amazing little girl.

We all had our cake and wondered where the rest of the family were.

Branden made it back just as the singing was done and had a slice of cake with everyone.

But where was Hetal?

I think it suddenly occurred to her that she really screwed up.

We finished our little party and cleaned up. Erin did most of the work!

I just couldn’t believe it. No more diapers! No more potty training!

Hetal finally got home, but she was ashamed to talk to to Erin.

She was so overwhelmed, she fainted dead away!

Poor dear. I think all she needs to do is apologize.

Passing out: 16 + 1 = 17
Deanne grew up an Animal Lover and a face clone of Allison! Argh! I was afraid of that since toddlerhood, but she looked like she might have something different in her face when she was a child. I guess that’s my punishment for replacing a baby.
I got to choose Erin’s trait, so I randomized until something good came up. She’s now Perceptive. She appears to have a face very close to Christof’s but with different coloring.

The next morning dawned with Deanne complaining to the kitchen sink that the refrigerator was such a jerk.

Caitlyn heard the whole story from her sister.

She wasn’t talking to the refrigerator either.

I’m not sure I can handle all this social tension in the house. I may have to stage an intervention and make all three of them talk out their differences.

Christoff was taking care of Erin.

Jin called to say she was just back from a far-flung honeymoon with Chauncey with lots of woohoo!

That was probably more detail than I needed to hear, to be honest.

The babysitter spent all day playing with the kitties.

But Erin managed to entertain herself.

And after a while, he did manage to pay more attention to her than the last two babysitters.

I was upgrading the fire engine when the alarm went off.

An emergency like this couldn’t wait for the fire engine to be ready to go. I decided to get there on foot. I dashed down the street,

Stepped into a phone booth behind a shed in someone’s backyard,

And poof! I was someplace else on the street, and the fire engine was waiting for me.

Magic. What won’t they think of next?

What a familiar house!

I wanted to see the new owners screaming out on the front lawn, but it turns out that it’s empty right now and on the market. I’m sure glad we sold it when we did!

Sometimes you just have to take a moment to stop and smell the burning furniture. I love fire so much.

The owner of our old house has a lot to thank me for, but it’s all in a day’s work for a hero like me.

When I got home, the kids were back from school.

Christoff was reading to Deanne, or showing off. I’m not sure which.

Caitlyn was doing her homework.

Deanne was eager to tell me about how she got a chance to brown-nose her teacher at school.

Branden was showing artistic appreciation for our kitchen painting.

The kitties were being cute.

It’s a good think everyone is so responsible because I was called away at the last minute to deal with an emergency that threatened the very fabric of democracy in Moonlight Falls!

The work of a heroine is never done.

When I got back, Caitlyn was getting the house ready for a big celebration. She didn’t want Erin to miss it.

It was Dinah’s birthday!

She’s a truly elegant elder, I have to say.

Branden wasn’t impressed by Erin’s complaining.

But he fed her anyway.

Caitlyn and Christoff finished the evening up with a game of frisbee. I swear, even now that they’re teens, those two have a special bond.

Hetal cleaned. She’s so domestic these days!

Caitlyn really appreciated our old family photographs than I hung in my and Hetal’s bedroom.

Plum finally had to tell her to go to bed.

She always listens to him.

When I got to work the next morning, I met a shocking sight!

William was all right, though. He needs to be more careful about the sunlight!

Caitlyn has been pushing herself too hard. She barely got off the school bus on her way home before collapsing.

I got a call for a three-alarm fire right before heading home for the day. What timing!

It was at a big house owned by the Mai family: Miyuki


And Leah.

It might have used up my evening, but at least they were very grateful.

Caitlyn still wasn’t doing well. Maybe she has a cold, poor dear.

When I got home, everyone had already had dinner and were heading to bed. I took a bit of precious time to play with the kitties.

Then I saw the kids to bed.

After that, I was pretty tired, but there was so much I wanted to do while the house was quiet. So I tried this bottle of stuff that I got in the mail. I think it was a free sample of something.

I felt great! Now I don’t need to sleep! Time to upgrade the dishwasher.


Passing Out: 14 + 2 = 16

This was not my best post, but it’s written, so here it is. I thought those of you who read the Sample legacy would appreciate seeing the Mais. None of them have done any dating in this game, despite the fact that Leah is a Hopeless Romantic.

I take a lot of pictures of the teens loving on their baby sister and doing their homework. I’m sure everyone is sick of it by now. They’ve become so disturbingly responsible. At least Caitlyn spent an afternoon passing out to prove that this is still an ISBI. Also, next post will definitely prove that it’s an ISBI. Take that as a teaser.

Monday was a holiday. Or maybe Friday was a holiday and this was Sunday? Wow, when nobody is working and going to school, you sure lose track of the days.

At any rate, Christof was up early talking to Larry Pierce on the phone.

Not sure how that conversation went.

Branden began a structured morning with coffee and his homework.

Then he took some personal time to call up Lacey, the girl he danced with at prom.

He just couldn’t stop thinking about her since they danced together. It was so sweet.

It appears that she, however, was able to stop thinking about him.

Maybe Branden ought to think about other girls. There are a lot of fish in the sea.
Meanwhile, Hetal thought Christof should have an apple.

A poisoned apple.

She does have some very strange ideas about parenting.

I took some time to practice my heroic firefighting moves.

Um, that one just got a little bit out of control, that’s all.

And Erin needed to use the potty.

At least she tries really hard.

Caitlyn also got a call. This one was from Gustavo Singh, asking her out on a date!

How exciting! My little girl is growing up.

She immediately got out on her broom in the rain to go see Gustavo at a local club.

I do hope I have brought her up right, and she’ll be responsible.

He picked a good place for a date, I’ll give him that.

But then he wanted to stand out in the rain and talk. Perhaps not the best follow-through.

Caitlyn opened up with some smalltalk about crazy things that her baby sister does.

But Gustavo interrupted to talk about me!

He wanted an introduction! And he wanted to know what I thought about men.

I’m not sure what he had in mind, but I don’t think I approve.

Then he left Caitlyn out in the rain to run inside.

Where he hid in the bathroom for hours.

Caitlyn gave up waiting for him and sat down to play Conquer and Obliterate on a club computer.

We had a quieter afternoon at home.

Branden smashed me and Hetal at dominoes.

Deanne watched for a little while and then got bored. She headed upstairs to call a friend from school.

So she could complain about the fact that our upstairs bathroom doesn’t have a toilet yet. Picky picky!

Then she headed outside to our little fishing pond to try her luck, but first she got tangled up in the fishing line.

It didn’t take too much to sort out, and she dressed just right for the rain.

Strawberry appreciated Dinah.

Branden cleaned the cat litter.

And I decided that it was time to make this fireplace more safe so that we could actually light a fire.

At the Port-a-Party club, Caitlyn finished her video game and get really interested in the plants.

Gustavo sneaked out while she was looking the other way. What a creep.

Deanne started a long conversation with the refrigerator. I think she was trying to make peace after Caitlyn’s nasty fight with it earlier.

Unfortunately, Hetal was trying to get something to eat!

The whole thing didn’t go over well.

Hetal managed to wrestle some waffles away from Deanne, but I don’t think they were in very good shape.

Deanne’s fight with the fridge wasn’t going very well.

Caitlyn made it home. That date was a waste of her time, and Gustavo was rubbish. My girl can find someone so much better for her.

The kitties were cute.

Really cute.

Hetal had the usual reaction to eating spoiled waffles.

But the toilet had a surprising reaction to her!

Poor Hetal. It just wasn’t her day.

Caitlyn headed to bed so she would be well-rested for school the next day.

So did Christof and Branden. Such good boys!

Deanne, on the other hand, just couldn’t let it go with the refrigerator.

Sometimes you just have to agree to disagree. It’s one of those important lessons of life.


No fails! The Wonderlands seem to be getting better at living life! Also, perhaps the extra space in this house is helping them keep from route-failing themselves into fails.

It turned out that Deanne was stuck in the floor, and all she could do was crazy idles. I had to reset her.

Her backyard fishing was her childhood free action. I keep hoping that an Angler sim will go out and fish on her own, but I provided a fish pond that Jin never used, and so far Deanne hasn’t used it autonomously either.