Saturday, 14 November 2009

Done with Bonaparte

Round 10: Autumn 2013
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Stella Harris is 49, Liv is 15, Finn is 8 and Deacon Burrows is 48.
(Erin is 18.)


Narrated by Deacon Burrows

We want the kids to have wholesome hobbies so I often invite Liv to play a game of chess with me.

Both our kids are also taking piano lessons. We don't even need to encourage Finn to practice. It's actually quite the opposite: we have to drag him away from that thing to get him to bed!

We've been a bit worried lately about the example that Liv's best friend Erin is setting for her. Don't get me wrong, Erin is a great girl but she did have a baby last year and I don't want Liv to get any crazy ideas about becoming a mom too.

Luckily it seems that Erin knows exactly what to say to Liv. I overheard their conversation the other night and Erin was telling that she's going to college but it's not going to be easy with a 2-year-old toddler on board.

"I love Iona but if I had the chance to go back in time, I wouldn't get pregnant at 17. Be smart, Liv, and wait a few years before having sex!"

I felt a huge relief: Liv is still a virgin! I was afraid that she might have done something with Danny Cooper although I haven't seen him around for some time.

I don't think we need to worry too much about Liv. It seems that the worst part of her puberty - talking back, slamming doors, tormenting Finn - are over. She helps around the house and is very nice to her little brother.

We were burglared one night! I thought our apartment had some sort of security system but apparently it doesn't!

Luckily officer Avri Futa was making his round in the neighborhood and was able to catch the perp red-handed.

Liv was so impressed that she donated §310 to the Police Fund out of her own money.

We had a proper burglar alarm installed that same week. Next time that piece of garbage won't even get through our front door!

Dtella and I have been so consumed by our careers that we haven't had a night out in what feels like 100 years. So when Stella got her first lead in a movie, I suggested that we'd go out to celebrate. Joie Délicieuse was the obvious choice. I still don't feel comfortable going to Café Carousel even though it's been years since my affair with Jackie Whitfield.

The champagne was great and the food was delicious. But nothing compared to the company. I've done my messing around with other women. Stella's the one I love.

Maybe our behaviour wasn't completely approriate for people in their late 40s but we didn't care.

When we got back home we noticed that other people weren't behaving very well either. Finn was already in bed sleeping as we hoped so Liv had done something right. However she was in the arms of this half-naked guy when we stepped in! It seems we need to have a little chat with our young miss.

Notes:
  • Title reference: Done with Bonaparte by Mark Knopfler
  • The half-naked guy is dormie Niall Christiansen. Liv and Niall have 73 attraction points in ACR so I guess that's 2 or 3 bolts. (I always forget how many points you need for one bolt etc.)
  • Liv drew the Charity Strikes! card and I was wondering how on earth I would include that in the update. The family was burglared but the police didn't come (because I forgot to buy them a burglar alarm before). I teleported the perp and the cop to the lot and made them fight so the pics are actually staged but they added a nice touch.

6 comments:

  1. Whoa! What is she doing with the half naked guy! Can't wait to see where that goes.

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  2. They're actually just hugging quite innocently but I guess it looks pretty bad for her parents. She's only 15 and he's 20-ish so I won't let them go too far. They do have a crush on each other.

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  3. Yeah, I can't imagine Deacon or Stella would have been too impressed with a half-naked stranger in their living room hugging their daughter! LOL.

    Deacon's looking very handsome of late, I have to say!

    I loved Erin giving advice to Liv - she's Wellington's cautionary tale against teen sex!

    Finn is so cute - I love his jacket. Do you remember where you got that?

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  4. Oh yes, Deacon ages like wine, he just gets better. He definitely wasn't my favorite sim in the past but I like him now.

    Finn's outfit is by sims2sisters at TSR. It's really cute :)

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  5. Oh, thank you! I saw those at TSR and passed right by them. Sometimes you don't see the value of something until you see it used in someone else's game!

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  6. Wowza way to fuel paranoia Liv! I'm glad that Erin is a voice of reason and isn't being banned from hanging out with Liv.

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