Monday, 22 December 2008

Introducing the Fosters

Samantha: *snarls menacingly*

Ellie: *Squirms and backs away* I'm just a poor scientist don't hurt me!

Samantha: What? Oh, sorry about that. Bad habbit. You're the person here to interview us eh? Let's get inside it's way too bright out here.

Ellie: *glances at the overcast sky* If you wish?

Samantha: *settles down in a darkened off room* Ok let's get started then. Hope you don't mind the dim lighting. You see, I'm a bit sensitive to sunlight, for obvious reasons. But we'll get to those later. I'm Samantha foster and I moved here in late summer along with my two boys. My older son, Malcom.

And little Ian.

Also here with us is my mother, Celia. She's alwas got her head in a book. Malcom somes after her, I'm afraid. He's got her red hair too.

Then there's mom's half-sister, my aunt Mandy. I've always gotten along great with her. She's a lot more fun than mom.

We share a love for men, which I guess is how I got landed with my boys. And how she got hers. My cousin Kevin lives with us too. He's bookish like mom and Ian. I guess it skips generations. Can't wait to see his kids become romance sims some day. If he ever manages to get any on the way, that is. I've never seen him with a woman. He's more interested in fish. Not in that way, of course. But you know what I mean.

Ellie: One would hope not. He looks innocent enough.

Samantha: One of the first things I did after getting here is I went downtown to check out the locals. This guy didn't seem too impressed when I hinted at my intentions. Thankfully they're not all like that.

I even got a date off that gypsy chick. Didn't end too well. I guess I'll have to find dates myself after all. We really don't have the money for tons of blind dates, even though both me and Kevin got jobs. I'm in entertainment, and he chose oceanography of course.

Mom had a bit more luck. She had a little flirt with the guy from next door. Who'd have thought! But they're both so shy and bookish I don't think anything more came of it. Who knows maybe that'll change someday

We all pitched in to teach Ian his skills. It was a relief to finally have him talking. Now I actually know what he wants. Not sure if walking was a good idea, but potty training definitely was!

Malcom went to Kevin for homework help instead of me. Good thing, since I was never all that great at school. I managed to scrape by somehow, but that's it. He's probably smarter than I am by now. Kevin's different, he was always top of the year when we were growing up. What a nuissance I tell you. The number of times I got told to be more like him. Thank god I never listened.

I did end up meeting and dating some more interesting men on one of my next trips downtown. The count is such a charming man. And does he ever have stories to tell. After all he's been around for a while.

We went on a bit of a date downtown. I think this might have potential. But I'm not ready to settle down with one guy just yet. I want to experience that first rush of butterflies with as many people as possible!

Aunt Mandy wasn't being lazy either. As soon as we had the money she insisted on buying a double bed and broke it right in. Don't know what this guy's name is and I doubt it matters. He didn't last too long.

Meanwhile mom got really into cooking. I mean extremely. She can do lobster thermidor and all that fancy stuff now. Not that we can afford that kind of thing most of the time.

On thursday it was finally time for Ian's birthday. We didn't really throw a party. He's too little to remember it anyway, and we don't really know many kids his age to invite. Guess we could have invited the Fergusons, but I don't really know them that well.

Ugh! Hideous! Can you believe they made me wear that at work? Playing the clown for little kids at their birthday is so not what I expected when I went into entertainment. Thank god I got promoted and only had to wear it one day, but all I wanted to do was run inside and tear it off!

Malcom's started a little garden for when he's not busy with schoolwork. As long as he's the one taking care of it I don't mind. He even managed to raise a crop of tomatoes before the winter and lerned a lot about gardening. As I said. He's a smart boy.

Our financial problems dissolved literally overnight when one of aunt Mandy's lovers brought her this hot tub as a present. I was all for keeping it, but we really needed the money. Maybe one day we can buy it back.

I taught Ian to study after his first day of school. I can do primary school stuff. I'm not that stupid.

Meanwhile, Kevin's been moving up in his career too. One day, he came home insisting that he'd seen a mermaid. Can you believe it? Thankfully he decided not to tell anyone or they'd have thought he was crazy. I blame it on being underwater too long. Lack of oxygen to the brain and all that. His boss wasn't as smart as he was and blabbed about it to anyone who would listen. Lucky for Kevin because he got his job when he was forced to retire in shame.

Over the weekend I was feeling a bit lonely so I invited the count for a late night date. We ended up getting pretty close. Maybe a bit too close!

Wow, like that was the weirdest feelign ever! But I guess it's kind of cool being a vampire apart from the whole nocturnal thing. I'll be young forever, and there'll be generations of young men to date!

The sun thing stinks though. Thank god it was winter or I'm not sure I would have made it to the carpool from the house. Even so I felt as if I was burning up. I mean, I know I'm smokin' hot but that's going too far! At least I got a decent outfit from work though.

Now that Ian was in school, we decided to see whether we could get the boys into private school. Malcom was raving about it ever since his friend Neil got in. Aunt Mandy decided to schmooze up the headmaster a bit by telling him about all the friends she has. He didn't seem too impressed though.

Ellie: Maybe he knows what kind of friends those are

Samantha: *chuckles* perhaps. It didn't matter though. Mom whipped up something really good for dinner and we've been able to fix the house up a bit, so the boys got in.

That same night something really strange happened. Mom went out to stargaze a bit on the telescope and all of a sudden she was gone! She didn't come back until hours later and got booted out of this strange spaceship thing. Freaky!

Kevin was fascinated with it of course. He spent the next night watchign to see whether they'd come back, but they didn't. All he saw was the usual stars and such.

Mom took it all in stride. She thought it was a fascinating adventure, but wouldn't say much more about it. Only downside, she said, is that her bum really hurt from the landing. I bet. That thing was pretty high up!

Ellie: Wow, what an eventful week! I'll see you next week to hear how the story continues. *exits while making sure her scarf securely covers her neck*

Author's notes:
When I rolled this family I was thinking about marrying Samantha and Kevin instead, but they didn't seem to match at all personality wise. Now that I see her LTW I'm glad I chose the version I did.

Also, I changed everyone's genetics in SimPE to make this genetically diverse family actually work out. Like giving Samantha a recessive red hair gene that shows both in her mother and her son. I'm a biologist so I can't stand things like that being inconsistent. Plus I like babies that don't all look the same. Malcom and Ian don't have the same father, by the way.

And I really didn't plan on the vampire thing. At least not this soon. Samantha was feeling lonely one night so she called up the count for a date. I only left my eyes off them for a minute to put Ian to bed, I swear, and boom!

Points this round:
- 6 for 6 new sims: Mandy, Celia, Samantha, Kevin, Malcom and Ian

1 comment:

  1. I love this family! Love Samantha and her Aunt Mandy especially, hehe.