Jennifer was concerned. Ruth expressed no desire to go to college. She had said that she would rather run the family business. But it was done with so little enthusiasm that Jennifer had serious doubts. Dinner at the Crabtree house had become a tense affair. Jennifer would constantly ask Ruth and Sharon about their future plans and often times get vacant looks. Then the girls would direct the conversation to their father.
Damon was aware of the tension in the house. He also had the same fears about the future of his girls. He couldn’t understand were they had gone wrong. The girls all of the sudden lacked focus and motivation. To clear his mind Damon took up running. Most of the time he would run at night, usually right after dinner.
Ruth and Sharon didn’t understand their parents concern. They figured they had lots of time to decided what they wanted to do with their future. They had spent was much of their life being the perfect kids they now just wanted to relax a little. Besides, their parents were rich (and owned the towns only all purpose grocery store) and it wasn’t like their parents would kick them out of the house. It would cause too much of a scandal and their parents hated scandels.
From the corner of her eye Jennifer saw Ruth putting Sharon into a headlock. She wanted to scream at them to stop. But that would not have been a lady like thing to do. The girls need all the exposure to lady like behavior they could get. And Jennifer did not want her current customer Susan Schmidt seeing her acting like anything but the model of lady hood. Jennifer expressed her sympathies for the passing of both James and William. She planned to open a bakery, in Jennifer’s mind it was too soon to open a business her son and husband had not been died for that long.
Jennifer tried to influence Ruth and Sharon to think more of their future by introducing them to children she felt were appropriate. Jennifer liked Mary McDaniel, she helped her father on the farm, could play the piano, and was an all around nice girl. Jennifer was excited when Sharon said that she and Mary were going downtown for lunch. She hoped that some of Mary qualities would rub off on Sharon.
Jennifer: I just want my girls to meet people of good moral fiber.
LaKisha: Yes, it is important to expose children to good values.
Jennifer: Exactly. You would be surprised about the way children act these days. Why, even at the private school my girls attend, the standards have dropped.
LaKisha inwardly signs and wonders when it would be polite to make her escape.
Jennifer. Well anyways. I did not invite you over to complain. I wanted to set up a time where we could get together and go out, along with Carol of course.
LaKisha: I’m off on Wednesdays. We could meet up then and go downtown for a bite to eat.
Jennifer: Good, we could meet on Wednesday at your house.
LaKisha didn’t know how Jennifer talked her into meeting up at her place but she was glad the lunch was over. She couldn’t imagine how she would get through Wednesday.
It is really hard for me to make Jennifer a snob, because my natural tendency is to make all my sims like each other. But for some reason Jennifer and Susan don’t like each other. I can’t figure out why. Maybe they are trying to make things easier for me.
Sharon and Ruth really are not that focused. They are always goofing off at the store. I have to force them to do things. It is driving me crazy.
I could not figure were to work in Peggy’s transition to teenhood. So, I decided to add it here. She seems to be a little worried about her family also.
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