Familial Adventures

So, I got The Sims 3 on the day that it came out.  Pretty much.  I think.  And since then, apart from the two weeks after leaving hospital where I felt like crap, I’ve played almost every day, for many hours.  And I love it.  One of the things I’m most taken with is the way that the snapshots look outside of the game.  So here’s the story of a family that I created, and have obsessively played.  Only ten pictures per post at the moment, as they are rather big.

The Temper Family.
The Temper family started out as Lana and Gerrard Temper.  I gave them some traits that I knew would conflict with what I was going to make them do.  I believe that Lana was Neurotic and a Light Sleeper.  Mother material right there.  I can’t remember what Gerrard was, but he seemed pretty cool the whole time he was alive.

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OMG?! Where does it go?!

Gerrard must have found where it went, because she’s chucking up now.

So that's what happens when you put that in there!
So that's what happens when you put that in there!

As you can see, they don’t have a lot in their house.  They were pretty poor.

Suspicions are confirmed
Suspicions are confirmed

So she IS pregnant, and it wasn’t just some off food.

Neurosis coming to the fore!
Neurosis coming to the fore!

After a moment of maternity, her neurosis kicks in and she has a major hissy fit at being pregnant.  Yep.  Exactly the reason I made her neurotic.  I knew it would be funny to watch.

I'm pregnant, get me out of here.
I'm pregnant, get me out of here.

She had another moment of neurosis and demanded to get out of the house otherwise she would go mad.  So I sent her out to buy a pregnancy book, which she decided to read immediately.

Is she pregnant, or just fat?
Is she pregnant, or just fat?

Because, if she’s pregnant, then she must be a right heffalump normally!

That would be your fat ass that did that?
That would be your fat ass that did that?

Neurotic sims go wacko when something breaks.  She managed to clog the toilet.  She should go little and often then, rather than saving it up.

No, it doesn't speak yet...
No, it doesn't speak yet...

Geez, just how smart are these guys?

OMG!  It's Time!  I'm going to flail!
OMG! It's Time! I'm going to flail!

One of the things that I particularly like about The Sims 3 is how the women gradually get bigger during pregnancy rather than at set times over three days.  And then the time comes.  And this was the first time for Lana and me in The Sims 3.  Gerrard has decided that he’s just going to flail and panic.

Mmm, Cucumber
Mmm, Cucumber

I think she’d rather be at the spa.  The option came up to take her to the Hospital, so I got her loyal husband to do just that.  I was excited.  She seems more interested in going to the spa.  Mother material, eh?