As Barnaby’s teen birthday approached, all was not happy at the usually merry Tesla home. Maddi and Micah had their first ever fight, and said things they both regretted. Maddi even tore into Micah’s woohoo technique.
Although both of them tried to turn the conversation more positive at times, they ended up seething in separate rooms.
It was time for Barnaby’s birthday, and despite fatigue and hectic work schedules, Maddi and Micah prepared to throw a party. The fridge broke down, fortunately AFTER the cake and the salad were made. Even breaking out his sombrero failed to lift Micah’s mood.
Finally, though, the house and cake were ready.
Maddi had to leave for work and missed the big event. The electric and water bill were due in two days, with no means to pay it in sight, so skipping work wasn’t an option.
Barnaby grew up, and definitely had his dad’s eyes and coloring, but his mom’s nose and cheekbones.
Barnaby is such a great protective big brother.
The rest of the time, Barnaby chatted with his dad.
But when the party was over, Barnaby had his first big chore as a teen. His dad, exhausted from the day, went to lay down. Since he was getting older, but still had to work, he often came home dangerously tired.
Barnaby fixed the refrigerator pretty quickly, and fortunately, did not shock himself.
Beatrice, quite giddy with joy over the recent bad feelings in the house, happily helped out by putting away the birthday cake.
In four days,it would be her birthday.
Barnaby seemed almost happier, definitely more energetic, as a teen than he had as a child. He finally had the chance to fulfill his own wants, instead of so many being dependent on his overwhelmed parents.
He was also a lot more confident in himself, especially when he was working out.
His dad sat him down for the “woohoo talk,” which was pretty embarrassing for both of them.
More and more, his dad was dangerously tired, so the day before Beatrice’s birthday, he finally retired.
Maddi was so busy with work, even though she had more cooking skill, Micah made the chocolate cake for Beatrice’s birthday party.
Beatrice grew up to be still evil, very interested in romance. She wants to be a bartender when she grows up,
And she already started pressuring her parents for bar tending stuff. She is 13 going on 35.
Her mom just doesn’t seem equipped to handle Beatrice’s wrath.
She looks to Micah, bewildered, who looks back at her blankly.
The end result, Beatrice gets her wish and starts learning to mix drinks at the age of 13, leaving everyone else to clean up behind her.
I wouldn’t give a thirteen year old the aspiration to be a mixologist, but I’m playing by the legacy rules. One nice thing about the game I can’t do in a legacy, is change aspirations whenever you want. I’d probably do that some to suit my sims’ stage of life.
For Maddi to finish the level of her aspiration (Soulmate) that she was on, she had to apologize to soulmate when angry. It turned out to be very difficult to fulfill since their relationship was completely positive. I would make her say mean things to Micah, and he’d autonomously say nice things back, or she’d autonomously apologize and do nice things. After two attempts, and significant damage to their relationship, I finally got them angry enough but they weren’t soulmates anymore. So after rebuilding their relationship and having them both remember an angry memory, I finally fulfilled the want and she moved on to the next aspiration level. She will get the reward trait of Companion when she fulfills this level, which is going to take some time– 3 gold dates and 200 romantic interactions with soulmate.
They desperately needed Micah’s income to pay the expensive weekly bills, but he was “dangerously tired.” I got too worried about him dying early and breaking Maddi’s heart, so I retired him. They had to sell off some reward objects, and so far, have been able to avoid having utilities cut off.
Maddi is so attached to Micah, I feared him dying and her having a broken heart, so I had her buy potion with aspiration points, so he could turn back the clock on his current age, elder.