All I can say is this family keeps ones eyes glued on the screen, not wanting to pause to take pictures and the like. There seems to be lots of churning emotions going on all the time, and oh my goodness! Everyone is so needy.
The toddler Donny like everyone here is so in need of fun. Being that there are no toys on this lot, where Cisco got the toy pony is beyond me. Naturally his mean streak surfaced and he pretended to give it to Donny, only to natch it away from him at the last moment, dashing the baby's hopes. Then, he stood and laughed without mercy.
Donny tearfully turns toward the night time fireflies for entertainment. I didn't know babies would try to catch those. Even after all these years, I still see something new in this game.
The family managed to scrape enough money together to buy tents to sleep in, all the while gaining nature enthusiasm. The young lady Great is chatting with is one of the neighbors who stopped by and to the looks of it, has over stayed her welcome. It is getting late, and Great needs to get some rest himself. Taking care of all those kids can't be easy.
Putting off spending money until the last minute, Great finally invests in a toilet the second day. It was installed in back of the house, where a person could do their business in semi privacy.
Look there she is again. The neighbor. (ASimWen can't remember her name). Barry seems to be making friends with her. Taking no interest, Great is striding into the house as if he were on a mission. Cisco and Penny managed to exchange decent words so there was no fight started....and Ivy is teaching Donny nursery rhymes, keeping his mind off fussing. And he is building friendship with his sister as well.
ACK!!! What is going on here?? Ivy is poking Alexandria in the middle of the chest...and Cisco is taking pleasure in the attack.
Now it is Alexandra and Penny, while Cisco and Ivy cheer them on.
And on. Yes, there are no tents in the picture, we are out of chronological order. Eh. Isn't this a desolate place?
Great managed to feed his kids with jello. He would put out plates and plates of it, as he did not trust himself to cook.
He would try to make money buy digging for treasure, and alas it always seemed to elude him. He did invest in a bookshelf and a sofa so his children could read comfortably.
He snagged a job in the adventure field, and even got a promotion. But it seemed as soon as he would bring in a little money, it was spent right away on something the family had dire need of. And, it was spent on a nanny.
Donny, grown by the time this picture was taken, seemed to like her. Needless to say Donny only learned one of his childhood skills, and that was to go potty. If there is time to only learn one in ASimWen's game, that is the one that is taught. Alexandra would sit camly and do her homework if she wasn't too grouchy. Speaking of homework....
It was tough getting the kids to settle down and do it. Not wanting any of his children to fail, Great spent some precious funds on a neat row of pink flamingos for them to kick around when they got home from school, immediately bringing up their fun levels. Heck, they didn't even like each other enough to play red hands together.
Yes, they did not like each other, not one bit.
In fact they disliked each other so much, they began wishing each other dead.
Occasionally neighborhood children would accompany the Warrior children home on the school bus. For some reason, friendship never seemed to develop.
Mamma eventually began to visit her family. The neighborhood children seemed to "hang around" forever. Erm.
It appeared that Mamma wished her family dead as well.
Agony. Poor Ivy is frightened by Mamma over a crying Donny. As you can see, Barry is making use of a shower that was installed at the back of the house along side the toilet.
Great checked the paper every day for a job in Slacker, but there were never openings. So he switched jobs here and there, to get a few bucks of bonus money at the lower levels. And he dug the ground every day. No nice treasure bonus.
Donny was drawn to the Leader of the Pack, and pet him every chance he could. Sorta hoping for a werewolf interaction here when Donny grows up. The wolf cames around often because of all the activity on the lot, what with everyone outside almost all the time and all.
Speaking of being outside so much, although there were no pictures taken of it because ASimWen was busy keeping everyone alive, the winter turned out to be quite mild. The Warriors managed to get by with nothing but a hot chocolate machine in the house to warm up with. This forced everyone to stand around and make awkward conversation while sipping as there really was no room in the house to get into a fist fight. Relationship points actually began to rise.
At one point one of the Warrior children did keel over frozen, then someone whipped out a hairdryer and thawed him/her out, without interaction from ASimWen. I have to say, that actual play occured a couple of weeks ago, and I am struggling to remember who/what/when without pictures to point the way to jog my memory.
Cisco actually received a warning about being a bad boy.
He was the first one of the Warrior children to age to teen. Yes, the childhood of the Warrior children was whirlwind. Note all the homework laying around in the yard.
This is the end of chapter one. Chapter two will center on the dreaded teen years.
Thanks for reading!