Nathan is such a good kid. I was afraid I would regret making him Insane, but I surely do not.
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I love Nathan. He's crazy, but in the adorable way, not in the scary-guy-on-the-street way. I caught him dancing in his underwear first thing in the morning and it made me d'awwwww. Dancing in his underpants in his bedroom is his favorite thing. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting Nathan dancing in his underpants. But that would be child abuse. Also, he likes to paint the same picture over and over.
Then he spent the next few hours sitting in various seats in the house. Just sitting, staring into space. For about 20 minutes at a time, and then he'd move to the next seating object.
Eddie invited his girlfriend Kyle over and she immediately disappeared. I didn't know where she went for a while, but I found her upstairs reading to lil' Shaun. D'aawww.
I think Toby and Addie might be getting a little burnt out on parenting, because they are taking significantly worse care of Shaun than they did of Eddie and Nathan. It doesn't help that they both work now. They keep doing things like leaving Shaun locked in his crib all day or putting him in the high chair but just leaving him there and never giving him food. It's kind of pitiful.
Shaun is expressing distress over a bald, naked, hungry person with a sunburned head and shoulders.
Eddie looks so much like his dad, I keep clicking on him when I mean to click on Toby. I am SO CONFUSED ALL THE TIME. So I gave him a haircut. He didn't seem to like it, because he immediately made a horrible disgusted face.
Then I realized there was a poop-filled potty chair about two feet away. So at least he doesn't hate the haircut. Now that Toby and Eddie both have short hair, he looks even more like Toby, but I don't get them confused anymore. Shrug. Also I think I've mentioned poop in like the last six posts now. It's not a thing, I swear.
Oh oh! And Shaun grew up! He and Nathan are pretty close in age. So Addie picked him up to help him blow out the candles on his birthday cake, and she turned into The Grudge again.
Shaun went cross-eyed out of sheer terror.
And then he became a child! Uhh.
How embarrassing it must be to spend your first moments as a ten-year-old in your little camo briefs in front of all your family. Well, apparently it wasn't too embarrassing, because Shaun just went about eating cake. This is the first time I have ever seen their whole family gathered at the table for a meal. Nothing like cake to bring people together. I bet the British never brought Hitler a cake.
Shaun gained the Good Sense of Humor trait. He's already crackin' up the family with jokes about garbage. Typical ten-year-old boy humor.
Eddie has apparently decided to become the Fat People Police, because he likes to tell people to quit being lazy and exercise more. It's a bad idea to tell your dad what a fat-ass he is and that he should spend less time on the couch. Especially when his arms are that big. But then, Eddie is a teenager. The basic definition of a teenager is "a young person whose head is filled with nothing but very bad ideas."
"You're so fat, Dad, you look like an amorphous naked vaguely person-shaped blob."
Addie has about a million lifetime rewards points I'm not using because she already has all of the bonuses I want her to have. So I started spending them on the ridiculous gadgets you can buy with lifetime rewards points, like the moodlet manager.
Here, Addie is hungry first thing in the morning. She's STARVING. The logical course of action would be to go downstairs and make some breakfast, right?
NOPE. That takes too long, plus you have to walk down stairs, and stairs suck. Let's whip out this dubious contraption and zap ourselves to get rid of that pesky "Hungry" moodlet!
Now Addie has the option to zap anyone in the house to make all of their status bars full. But sometimes it doesn't work, and makes the zappee miserable instead by making some of their bars go all the way down. I'm just waiting for someone to get zapped and have their bladder bar turn to zero, causing them to urinate immediately. Come on, you'd have fun with a ray gun that made people instantly wet themselves.
Another thing I bought was that weird thing that reminds me of the machine from The Fly (even though it really looks nothing like it), but makes your sims instantly fat, skinny, or muscular. Eddie is obsessed with exercise and bodybuilding, so he was the first to try it out. I didn't want him to come out looking grotesquely muscled, though, so I tried it on a low setting.
Man, I was hoping a naked Jeff Goldblum would step out. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
I can't tell if it made much of a difference in his physique. The next day, Eddie tried it on the max setting, and now I'm pretty sure he's as muscular as a teenager can be.
Which still isn't very muscular, I guess.
The three athletic members of the family had a nice family exercise day. Well, I suppose I should say the two athletic ones and then Toby, whom Addie forced to work out like usual. I don't think Toby has the guts to say no to Addie. She's kind of terrifying, and really muscled, and she might go all The Grudge on him, and THEN WHERE WOULD HE BE.
Meanwhile, Shaun and Nathan are all "Eff that noise, we's pirates." Pirates don't exercise, unless of course you count raping, murdering and plundering as exercise, in which case they exercise quite a lot.
So you know Eddie's girlfriend Kyle? I have this theory that she is a spooky goth lesbian, or at least bisexual, since lesbians don't really do a whole lot of making out with dudes. To test this theory I had them go on a date in the cemetery, because what do teenage goth girls love more than making out among graves in the middle of the night?
Nothing, that's what.
But then a ghost showed up and Kyle sprinted the hell outta there. Afraid of a little old lady ghost, huh, Kyle? Clearly you are not a TRU GOTH.
I'll be honest with you, I have no idea why I screencapped this, but it's the last thing in the folder: