Spring, Day 7, Saturday. NO MORE TODDLERS! (for now) From L-R: Brittani, Elise, Felicity, Melody, Deja, Fiona, Ana, and Cameron. The money tree was also ready, so they have $11,933 simoleons! Yes, more renovations! Today is also Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is a random-generated holiday on the calendar. There is just one goal and that is to “talk like a pirate”. Everyday interactions, like using the toilet are changed to “use the head”, so it’s a fun day all around. Fiona thinks this is a great day and she wastes no time asking about “ere the wind blows”. I then have everyone work on skills. I notice that both Brittani and Ana need to have a BFF, so Melody becomes both their BFFs.They both advance to level 3 of the Social Butterfly Aspiration. Cameron needs some advice from Melody and gets her attention in the bathroom.
I told him to ask the other kids if you can join in, which lowered his emotional control but increased his conflict resolution. Melody does some gardening and harvests the money tree. Time for the renovation.A new nightstand, lamp, and some drapes for Ana and Brittani’s room.Some drapes and a picture for Cameron and Deja’s room.A total room renovation for Fiona and Felicity’s room. It had a double air mattress bed in here before. The other side of Fiona and Felicity’s room. The renovated playroom (formerly the baby & toddler’s room) There is now a toy box. Now if someone would only clean up all the toys. I would like to keep this as a designated playroom, but it is also Elise’s bedroom. I guess it’s time to build another bedroom. I purchased a game console, a keyboard, and the nano-can garbage can. A little dining room expansion with a larger table and more chairs. Now enough for 8 to sit down. A buffet table to hold a few items in the corner. In back, a small patio which holds the Don’t Wake the llama game, a basketball court and a small wading pool. Brittani making a microwave dinner for herself. While the kids are at Scouts, I have Melody go for a jog and work on her Athletic Aspiration. Her figure is just not what it used to be after having seven kids. She chats with the mail carrier and there is Zoe Patel dressed up as a pirate. Oh, ooh-la-la, doesn’t Mortimer Goth look good as a pirate? Back from Scouts, Brittani tries some “mental telepathy” She has nearly maxed the Mental skill. Melody collecting more flowers. Maybe she’ll be able to do more flower arranging. Always helpful. Brittani cleaning up. Don’t you just love those llama hats?
I also get this pop-up. Wow! Brittani got this all by herself. Family time. Talk Like a Pirate Day was a success for everyone! I finally posted all my Donor Dad pics on the wall, which are displayed in the hall.
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Ana – 3 days to age to Teen; Level 3 Social Butterfly Aspiration; Skills: Creativity-2; Mental-7; Motor-4; Social-5; B student
Brittani – 3 days to age to Teen; Level 1 Rambunctious Scamp Aspiration; Skills: Creativity-4; Mental-9; Motor-2; Social-7; B student; Manners are in range
Cameron – 3 days to age to Teen; Level 2 Social Butterfly Aspiration; Skills: Creativity-2; Mental-4; Motor-4; Social-4; B student; Conflict Resolution is very much in the green
Deja – 5 days to age to Teen; Level 2 Social Butterfly Aspiration; Skills: Creativity-3; Mental-2; Motor-3; Social-5; C student; Responsibility is very much in the red
Elise – 9 days to age to Teen; Level 1 Artistic Prodigy Aspiration; Skills: Creativity-3; Mental-3; Motor-3; Social-4; C student
Fiona – 12 days to age to Teen; Level 1 Whiz Kid Aspiration; Skills: Creativity-2; Mental-5; Motor-3; Social-3; C student
Felicity – 12 days to Age to Teen; Level 1 Rambunctious Scamp Aspiration; Skills: Creativity-3; Mental-1; Motor-3; Social-3; C student
Melody: 8 days to age to Adult; Level 4 – Freelance Botanist Aspiration: Skills: Cooking & Parenting-Level 10; Gardening-Level 8; Gourmet Cooking-Level 6; Charisma-Level 5; Handiness-Level 4; Comedy & Flower Arranging-Level 3; Baking, Photography & Singing-Level 2; Dancing, Fitness, Logic, Mischief, Mixology, Video Gaming-Level 1
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Tips & Tricks:
Who knew? I have always been stumped in getting past Level 1 of the Rambunctious Scamp Aspiration – “Play on a jungle gym while playful.” I would have kids play on the monkey bars while playful and never fulfilled the level. Well, today I found out that the “Look at Me Monkey Bars” is NOT what you need to get past this level. You need your child to play on the Redbeard’s Revenge Pirate ship jungle gym (cost: $3,000 simoleons) or the Starcruiser X jungle gym (cost: $4,500 simoleons). I guess I didn’t read the requirements of “jungle gym” very carefully. Until your caregiver starts making great simoleons the best place to do this is to go to a park. Maybe everyone already knows this, but for me, this was a great eye-opener. Tomorrow, the Coffey clan will head to a park! Yah…ok…getting more coffee now.