In this post: Victoria Hale, Dominique Keyes, Mildred Saunders, Emily Saunders, Janet Murray, Jean Hale, Stephanie Saunders, Elizabeth Saunders
“Your grandmother and aunts are coming over for lunch tomorrow.” Mildred lectured.
Stephanie rolled her eyes she had heard it all before, the ‘best behavior in front of company lecture’ was old. She almost knew it by heart “But they’re family. They know how we are.”
“I don’t care. Best behavior.” Mildred snapped.
The next day Stephanie and Elizabeth only stuck around long enough to greet everybody before escaping to the backyard.
“We should have went to the cafe and helped Uncle Anton out. ” Elizabeth said between bubble blows. “A least we would have made some cash.”
Stephanie didn’t respond. She was hoping that her twin would shut up so she could hear what they talking about in the kitchen. The window was open and she knew they were talking but their voices were to low for her to make out the words.
“David is moving out.” Janet couldn’t believe that her brother was moving out on his own. She had always figured he would live with their mother until the day he married. She never understood why he hadn’t moved out sooner, Victoria and David didn’t have the greatest relationship and he was a successful bachelor. She couldn’t understand how he was have success dating once he told women that he lived with his mother.
“He says that it’s about time he left the nest.” Jean said, hopping that her sister made dessert. The baby in her belly seemed to crave sweets, “But I think he’s doing it so that I could move back in before the baby is born.” Jean was not so secretly happy that her brother was moving out. When her mother had offered her the spare bedroom, she was relieved. She couldn’t imagine living in Dominique and her family with her baby. It just seemed so desperate, but the spare room was so tiny she doubt that her bed and the babies crib would fit. Davids departure worked out perfectly for her.
Everyone had the own opinion about Jean’s “situation”, Janet and Dominique had been very verbal about what they considered Jean’s immaturity. They both at some point asked her the same question “How could a woman who could not even afford to pay rent on her own place allow herself to get pregnant?” Jean readily admits that she had irresponsible but not everyone waited to have children until they married. So what if she and Abijheet weren’t in a relationship?
Victoria could’t decided if she was happy, or disappointed. She was happy every time one of her children announced they were expecting and the same proved true for Jean. On the other hand she was disappointed that Jean didn’t seem to have a plan. Instead, she waited for others to make decisions for her. Resulting in David “deciding” to move out in order for Jean and the baby to move in.
Her sister, Mildred, and her wife, Emily, didn’t share their opinions. Most likely because they weren’t married when Emily gave birth to Elizabeth and Stephanie. There was also the fact that all four of their daughters were modern scientific wonders, having two biological mothers thanks to Dr. Lillard and his now closed fertility lab.
Emily tried to change the mood by not changing the topic of conversation. “Dominique, I bet your excited about opening the coffee shop. Half Cafe is such a cute name.”
“I just can’t wait until it’s finally opened. I’m just happy that David and Brent are helping Anton put the finishing touches on the place today. I couldn’t do another day of setup without killing the man. Husbands and wives should never decorate together.
“I can’t wait either.” Mildred chimed in. Anton and Dominique had offered her the position of assistant manager. Anton couldn’t leave his executive position at the clothing company and Dominique didn’t want to give up her position as a secretary at Eaton’s city hall. Instead, Dominique would work part-time and Mildred would run the store when she wasn’t there.
“I’m just happy you accepted the position, Mildred. I swear, Anton didn’t think this out all the way. Men!”
The rest of the lunch went by smoothly. All the talk either centered around the kids of Half Cafe.
When lunch was over, Mildred was relieved. She just wanted to go back to her nice quite drama free life.
“Don’t worry, Ma.” Jean will be fine.”
- I didn’t know sims could be crossed eyed but Mildred is. Every time I play her house or get a close up of her I get distracted by her eyes. They make it hard to get a good picture of her. I’ve tried changing her hairstyle and everything. Unfortunately, that is the only hairstyle that works with her face. She is not the pretty sister.
- How is it possible to cheat when you make up the rules? I don’t know but I did it (again). Stephanie had a could that I didn’t take care of fast enough, when the Grim Reaper came I paused the game and debated with myself if I should try to save her. My rule is that there is not pleading with Grim, if a sim dies, they die. But once again I broke my own rule.