Warnings: stinky sims, domestic violence, cat fights, and the birthday party from hell.
Wednesday, Day 10
“Daddy’s Got To Go To Work”
I see what else he takes from his cousin!
Connor’s ride is here but what he really wants is to stay home and help Selena with the boys (and maybe fool around a bit).
But with only one paycheck coming in Connor, reluctantly, has to go to the garage.
Selena, town educator, also reluctantly awakens. She would rather stay in bed all day but there is plenty of work to be done.
And food to be eaten.
Oceanside’s Nanny Angie Killeen stops by to check in on Selena and the boys.
After a quick chat…
Selena convinces Angie to help her watch the boys. First job — to bathe Nico…
while she takes a shower.
The Firestone’s other child Vin is deeply neglected but still alive.
Here is where I decide to break my rules… again. It makes more sense to me that Selena start the Education career now so that she has a chance of reaching Elementary School Teacher before the kids are Elementary School age? I don’t know. Whatever. She’s a Playground Monitor now.
Selena also becomes the owner of the two other school buildings in Oceanside: The Athletic Complex and The Aquatic Complex. This is where the kids will have their basketball and swim team games/meets and practices.
Poor Nico passed out on the way to potty training. All of the stress to be the best is getting to him.
Selena makes comfort soup for dinner with the remaining provisions.
Daddy’s home with a promotion!
Luckily for Vin. Everyone else kind of forgot about him — but not his Daddy.
Malcolm Landgraab X, mayoral hopeful and town moneybags, kind of invited himself over for dinner. That’s OK, he and Connor are best buds. He’s welcome anytime.
After tucking Vin in…
Connor heads outside to his new ocean-themed chess table. He needs to be more logical in order to further his career.
This new guy, Kent Healey, keeps calling to talk to Connor. For some reason he’s real intent on becoming friends with him. Selena lets Kent know Connor’s busy playing chess and he’ll call him back… maybe.
Just as Selena begins to sit and watch a movie with Malcolm — *pop* #1!
Malcolm: I’ll just move to this other sofa so the pregnancy cooties don’t get on me.
Sorry Nico, your parents just aren’t as conscientious as Cyan’s when it comes to getting you to the potty on time.
Kent was tired of waiting by the phone so he pops by. Selena, seeing him through the window, doesn’t invite him in. Kent kind of gets on her nerves.
Selena then goes to bed…
and the guests hit the hot tub.
Woot! Connor earns his logic point…
and slips into bed with his wife. No time for resting, however…
Vin is making up for all of the time he was ignored today.
With the toddler boom happening in Oceanside Angie broaches the subject of hiring a helper at the Day Care. She can’t afford to pay an employee herself, but hopes the government will pay for the extra help. Malcolm doesn’t agree.
Malcolm: We can’t afford to pay for another Nanny, Angie. I have faith that you can take care of the tots all by yourself!
Angie: *Not amused*
One day you’re going to electrocute yourself with that thing, kiddo!
See, you broke it! Bad Nico!
Angie really should be Assistant Mayor — if Malcolm ever reaches it. She always wants to discuss the important issues in Oceanside with Malcolm, like what they should do to catch the Oceanside Cat Burglar.
Selena plays a quick game of peek-a-boo with Nico…
then kicks out her guests. That means you too, Hortense the Hyena!
Thursday, Day 11
“The Cat Burglar Returns”
First thing Connor warms up leftover comfort soup for breakfast.
Selena’s growling tummy wakes her right up. She’s in pretty dire straits in the needs department.
Shush you. We’ll get Malcolm back as a friend in no time.
After breakfast Selena rushes to the bathroom…
and promptly passes out… standing up… again.
With Selena passing out and almost dying of hunger, Connor is left taking care of the boys, even though his ride for work is here.
So he does the only logical thing he can do…
call in sick.
With Selena and Nico in bed and Vin playing in the living room, Connor gets a chance to work on convincing customers that they need more work done to their cars than is necessary.
Today’s potty training isn’t going as well as Connor thought it would.
But after a quick change…
he tries again.
Hey, don’t blame me. You’re the one that wanted to stay home!
As Connor heads outside to work on Ol’ Bessie he catches Kent on the lawn and chats with him a bit. Kent seems like a decent guy to him. Even though Sadie Biltmore has told him rumors about Kent being a bubble head, he doesn’t see it.
Bessie is the car Connor will keep for himself and not sell at his garage, Oceanside Customs. He’s really taking his time with this one — adding all of the bells and whistles so he has the fastest car in Oceanside.
Maybe one day he will pass it down to his eldest child ^.^
Selena’s foul mood is giving her bad dreams. She has a fear that something bad will happen to Connor and she’ll be left without the love of her life.
The engine’s finished! Now he just needs to work on the body.
Time to take a hot bath, try to relax, and forget about those horrible nightmares.
Connor begins fixing the little robot that Nico shorted out. Good thing your Dad has all of those mechanical skills.
Since the fridge is empty and Selena’s finally in good enough spirits to want to watch her children, Connor leaves for Goodacre’s to pick up groceries.
Owner Owen Goodacre is restocking some funny-looking items there.
*Whoops, I deleted some of the laundry items that I had duplicates of. Just ignore the blue glowy vases for the rest of the visit :P*
Connor is ready to bring his produce to the register — wait, who’s that materializing on the corner?
*Gasp* It’s Rowena De Hommel the Oceanside Cat Burglar!
Rowena: Meow, dahling!
*Couldn’t resist putting her in the Catwoman costume. SorryNotSorry*
What’s she doing here? She’s not going to steal all of Owen’s produce is she?!
After being rung up Connor notices a strangely dressed woman in the corner. He wonders if she’s the infamous cat burglar he’s been hearing so much of in the newspaper.
Connor: Does no one else see this chick dressed up like a cat?
Connor takes it upon himself to investigate.
Connor: You wouldn’t happen to be the burglar that everyone in town is talking about, would you?
Rowena: Of course not, dahling. I’m just as concerned as you are. I hope they find that dastardly cat burglar. I hear she’s just dreadful!
Rowena: I have faith that they will bring her to justice, dahling. Then maybe we can all go back to business as usual, hmmm?
Confident that he did not just meet Oceanside’s most wanted criminal, Connor returns home.
Back at home…
Kent is still here creeping Selena out.
Connor and his groceries are just in time…
Selena’s hangry! Time to make good ol’ shrimp gumbo!
Even though Selena burned dinner she still scarfs it down like it was her last meal. Kent thinks the shrimp gumbo smells a little off. Maybe Connor didn’t buy the freshest shrimp at the market.
Connor turns in for the night. After staying home today he definitely has to go to the garage tomorrow, even though he’ll miss Vin’s transition — which he’s totally bummed about.
For some reason Nico always waits until he’s got a soiled diaper to dance in front of the stereo.
Selena takes care of the wee ones…
Before turning in too.
Friday, Day 12
“The Birthday Party From Hell”
What a way to start the day! Selena raced to the bathroom but just didn’t make it in time.
Connor spends the last few moments of babyhood with Vin before he has to leave for work.
A very pregnant Selena cannot wait for the delicious fruit parfait Connor is preparing. She raids the fridge, scarfing down most of the leftovers and guzzling all of the milk!
And almost passes out… again.
Mmmmhmmm, pissing on yourself will do that.
Connor’s really worried about Selena but he can’t miss another day. At least Vin’s transition party will start soon so there will be friends around to help her out.
Nico’s already ready to party 😀
After a long, hot bath…
Selena is ready to party as well.
Yowza! Look at all of the tots!
Tabitha Landgraab has taken over Nico’s dance spot.
As the guests surround the cake Selena hopes no one find out about her accident from this morning.
Selena’s brother, Diego Bossanova, is a little ticked off that his one night stand Brodie Mason came to his nephew’s transition with her live-in love Kendrick Troubadour. Didn’t that night they spent together mean something to her? Why is she still with him?
Immediately following Vin’s transition all hell breaks loose. Diego tried to come on to Brodie, hoping that their night together meant more to her then she’s letting on. Instead Diego was stopped in his tracks.
Brodie: Don’t touch me, Perv!!
Just as Diego tries to recover from the very public humiliation…
he forgets that his girlfriend, Minka Yomoshoto, is RIGHT NEXT TO HIM!
Minka has already gone through this with Kendrick. She never thought that Diego would do the exact same thing to her — with the exact same girl! Minka is devastated and visibly upset.
A furious Minka slaps the crap out of Diego — much to no one’s surprise.
Minka: How could you cheat on me with that no good whore!
Kendrick: My name’s Bennett and I’m not in it.
Oh, but Minka’s not done…
Minka turns her anger towards home-wrecker Brodie.
Minka: *pokes violently* Who. The hell. Do. You. Think. You are?
Toddler Vin: Save me from the crazy ladies, Uncle Malcolm!
Brodie: *pokes back violently* I’m Brodie. Fuckin’. Mason. Who the fuck are you!? I can’t help it if you can’t keep a man!
Kendrick finally jumps in to split the two girls up. Sexy slow dancing is just the thing to take Brodie’s mind off of the unpleasantness — and irk the hell out of Minka.
But it also caught the attention of someone else…
Diego: Excuse me Sis, I gotta regulate.
Uh-oh, you pissed someone off!
In his usual “Diego The Asshole” fashion, Diego slaps Brodie for dancing with her man! Vin looks on horrified!
Kendrick: My name’s Paul and that’s between y’all!
Brodie turns around and immediately starts laughing with Kendrick.
Wait, was this planned? Was this Brodie’s and Kendrick’s way of getting back at Minka and Diego? So Brodie only slept with Diego to break-up him and Minka?!
Minka is even more upset after hearing Kendrick and Brodie giggle with each other at Diego’s expense. Even though she’s mad, she still loves her Diego. This time she doesn’t poke Brodie, she slaps her!
And Brodie gives it right back to her!
Brodie walks away to try and cool down.
Brodie: Please help me to not have to kill somesim today.
Leave her alone Minka. Brodie is hardcore.
Diego was still seething about being slapped by Minka and being “betrayed” by Brodie. Afraid that he might start slapping Brodie around again his ex, Matisse Troubadour, walks over to try to cheer him up.
Dancing is Diego’s passion. It’s just what he needed to get him back in a better mood. He’s lucky that after everything they’ve been through Matisse is still a good friend to him.
Vin finally gets him makeover, even though he’s too tired to appreciate it!
Diesel Firestone is a 3-4-10-4-6 Sagittarius with high interests in the paranormal, school, and entertainment. He really loves sports of any kind. Vin’s a vehicle enthusiast like his Pa and nurturing like his Ma.
*And he’s got those cheekbones too! Squeeee!*
Selena puts Vin to bed…
just as Connor arrives home from work.
With a promotion! Woot!
Brodie went to the hot tub to try to relax and forget about the stupidity of the day. She’s a little ticked off with Kendrick for not having her back and letting her get slapped so many times. She knows he’s behind her. She’s just ignoring his ass.
Connor’s not much for socializing, so he cleans up the house until the party is over.
More like infamy with that horrible party! At least it wasn’t Selena’s fault. It all started with Diego. Jerk.
After cleaning Connor works on the yard. He doesn’t want those Garden Club thugs showing up and fining him.
After a long and rough day Selena tries to sneak in a nap before the new baby comes.
Vin comes outside to help his Dad with the bushes.
The labor pains wake Selena up. It’s time!
It’s another boy!
SHUT UP, SELENA!
Roman Firestone has all of Selena’s coloring — black hair, dark brown eyes, and medium skintone — and isn’t a clone of Nico! Woot!
Because of the new arrival the second floor was remodeled. Two new rooms were created — Roman’s nursery and a playroom — and the bathroom was enlarged. Selena kept her office but it was shrunk down a bit and an upper deck was built.
Connor holds his new baby boy for the first time. Secretly Connor wishes for all boys. He doesn’t want to have to go to jail for killing some fool once his daughter starts dating.
Connor introduces Roman to his new room…
and potty trains Vin.
Vin found a nice, clean puddle to splash around in. Already smarter than his older brother!
Saturday, Day 13
“I Don’t Give A Damn ‘Bout My Bad Review”
Even though Selena is back down to her pre-baby weight she still acts like she’s eating for two.
Since it’s Connor’s day off he convinces Selena to have a quickie before stopping by the garage.
Then it’s back to eating.
Connor cleans up the left-over party mess…
and walks over to Oceanside Customs.
Connor changes into his cool work overalls and opens the shop for the day.
Buster is being a buster and giving Connor a hard time.
Connor’s second customer is Oceanside Today’s business reviewer Beckett Graham.
And lastly the vainglorious Rocky Kotsomiti!
Rocky seems interested in the RC helicopter.
Bruce has his eye on the RC cars and Beckett… well he doesn’t like anything. He keeps shaking his head and writing in his notebook.
There’s nothing over here to judge except the super cool sofa that looks like the front of a car! Don’t tell me you don’t think that’s cool?
He was literally there for like two minutes. He didn’t have any time to judge anything. Hmph!
Bruce and Rocky are happy customers.
Connor takes a quick shower…
while seamstress Dawn Lambswool…
and farmer priest Becca Goodacre stop by.
Dawn grabs a snack and sits in the sofa that drove Beckett over the edge. Like he’s the epitome of good taste. *hmph*
Becca’s upstairs and needs help locating the RC cars. Hint: they’re right behind you.
Connor’s getting sleepy so he grabs a cup of coffee.
But really he just wants to sit next to Dawn. He thinks she’s pretty hot! I better keep my eyes on them.
Connor finally helps Becca find her toy car.
Take that Beckett Graham!
The only way an auto mechanic is going to make it is with positive word of mouth.
Connor returns to Buster while the ladies shop.
He rings up Becca…
and whistles at Dawn before ringing her up.
Then it’s closing time.
and goes home.
Back at the house…
Selena finishes the yard work.
Nico discovers the new creativity table in the playroom (Vin’s birthday present).
Then she reads to Nico one of the stories out of “The Mysterious Mr. Gnome” children’s book series.
Selena: *reads* Denim Coveralls was a bear that lived in the toy store in SimCity. Day after day he waited for somesim to come along and take him home…”
Selena heard the doorbell ring and peeked out to see who it was. It was Minka stopping by to apologize to Selena for her horrible behavior yesterday at Vin’s transition party.
Of course Selena forgives her bestie. She’s so sorry that her and her brother are broken up. Selena really hoped that they could be sisters-in-law one day.
Selena heads inside to make comfort soup — but secretly she called Diego over and invited him to dinner. She hopes that if the two of them are alone they can talk things out.
Some people, however, can hold a grudge forever.
Minka, seeing Diego outside talking to Angie, storms out and confronts Diego about cheating on her.
Diego is still upset that Minka slapped him and didn’t give him a chance to explain.
It looks like Selena’s plan backfired big time. Diego fell out of love with Minka.
Angie: I think you better go in there and check on Minka and your brother. They’re poking each other again.
Selena: *continues shoving food in her mouth*
Minka and Diego have an eerily silent dinner.
Selena avoids the feuding couple by taking care of Roman upstairs out of harm’s way.
After dinner Diego dances his pain away.
Minka may still be mad at Diego but she cannot resist his shaking booty.
Connor returns home and is shocked to see Minka and Diego there. He’s even more shocked that they haven’t killed each other yet.
The charm of Diego’s booty must have worked. Minka takes it upon herself to apologize to Diego!
After some smooth talking Diego accepts Minka’s apology. He cheated on you, got caught flirting with another woman, and you’re the one that has to apologize? What kind of mojo does Diego have?
Diego forgives, but he never forgets…
Selena’s plan worked after all! Time for celebratory woohoo!
Thank you for reading! ^.^
Credits: Rowena the Cat Burglar’s outfit by SynapticSims (may require log in).