Title: A Struggling Young Family
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Lot: Capehart.1 - Terrance, Maris, Nicholaus, Sandy and Samuel
Last Visit: Terrance And Maris Move In
Terrance narrating: My gosh. It is rough just startin' out. Me and Maris, even though we have three kids now, still feel like we are newlyweds. Heh. We are into the wearin' matchin' clothes and everything, right down to our underware. We started out in life together in the same house my grandparents started out in. Jayrus and Tosha. My mom was born here, Tosca. Heck, I have looked at some old pictures of this place and she was just a baby toddlin' 'round here without floor covering and stuff. Now I look around and I feel fortunate.
Well, I guess you know what we just finished doing. It sure wasn't to advertise our fashion sense to the neighborhood. Man, when your'e in love with somebody you get kinda relaxed around them. I can say that about Maris. She is my friend. Yeah, we have nicer stuff than grandpa and grandma had here. Expensive furniture and wallpaper. Things are better for us than it was for our grandparents back in those days. That means I can provide a better life for my family.
But it hasn't been easy. I come home from work some days and I am so tired I feel like I just wanna pass out right on the side walk. But it is all worth it for Maris, Sandy, Samuel, and Nicholaus. I have been doin' pretty will with promotions and getting some cash in the bank. Maris hasn't yet started her newspaper job, she is still workin' in law enforcement. Well, she took time off to have Nicholaus. Then she got pregnant again while she was training for a promotion, so that slowed her up a little bit.
It was one of those unplanned things. Man, granny and grandpa's house is really small, I really didn't know how I was gonna fit another member of the family in. But you know how it is; where there is a will, there is a way.
Maris at first seemed like she didn't want to be pregnant again; things were not moving quickly enough for her in her career. She studied hard every minute she wasn't chasin' after Nicholaus. He had become a very active toddler, then finaly a boy. She sure loves Nicholaus.
Maris did make it to the top of her career, she became a Captian Hero. She was set for life; really. But she declared she needed to know a little something about the darker side of life if she was gonna be successful in the bid to be the Prosperity Falls advice columnist.
She got a job in the Paranomal field. She's got this telephone lookin' thing that she put out in the flower beds...says it makes a good bird bath lookin' thing. Well, is sure doesn't have any water in it. My water bots still have to water the flowers around it. Anyhow, she loves her job. It was right in the middle of climbing the ladder upwards with the "Phone A Phaker Paranormal Services" company that our kids were born.
Meet (natural)twins Samuel (my boy)
and Sandy, my daughter. Samual inherited blonde hair from my mom Tosca, whilst he has my skintones. Sandy takes after the Stricklands. Got her grandpappy Chevy's skin and purple eyes, and her mamma's red hair. No one would ever know they are twins. They look nothing alike.
Life was so hectic when the kids were first born. At times we had two nannies at the house givin' me and Maris a hand. That in itself got confusing for us sometimes. But we sure appreciated the help. Maris' dad Chevy came by too to look after his new grandchildren. It is a wonder with everything he has goin' on at the homestead with opening a new adoption agency.
Finally things are starting to lighten up a little. Money is no longer a problem. Nicholaus is in elementary school, and the twins are in preschool. Maris and I are still working and have a tidy sum in the bank. I piddle around with robotics, and now have expanded into flower arranging.
Maris and Samuel
Maris and Sandy
Yep, life is good. And getting better all the time in Prosperity Falls.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS this round - Two new Sims - Sandy and Samuel born. Maris - TOC and LTW - Law Enforcement, perm plat. Terrance - TOC and LTW, Science and Law Enforcement, perm plat.