Saturday, December 16, 2006

Growing Up Alien

TITLE: Growing Up Alien

Lot: Strickland.3 - Roz, Shane, Sheri, Robin, Jenny, Kelly, Alexis, and Rocco

Last Visit: Who Said We Had Aliens?

Howdy Y'allses. Thank ya fer comin' to my Sunday afternoon tea. Mah goodness. Mah man Shane done and aged, he did. But hunny, let me tell ya, this chere week was chock fulla birthdays! An' our eldest daughter did leave fer college, yes she did. That bein' Sheri.

But lemme tell ya ever'thang that happened. Alla Shanes green skinned babes grew up this week, an' our Robin did too. But it all happened so fast, why, thar was Shane a-heppin in the nursery with the youngest babes, and he got old just lahk thet. Sort of the way it happened fer me too! He sez to me, "Roz, hunny ya know whut this means? It means thar won't be no more green skinned babies!" Ah fairly thought Ah should be happy about thet. Fer Shane's sake. Givin' birth is much harder on the men folk then it is on the wimmin folk.

The next 'uns ter grow up was Shane's first set of twins, Jenny and Kelly. They didn't have no good growin' up. Mah, goodness, they grew up in the red from toddlerhood to childhood. Both of 'em. But thet really wuz ok, we luv 'em jest the same. Jenny and Kelly did manage to do all raght in thar lessons at school.

They did manage ter git thar grades up to A's bah the time th' week wuz over. But mah goodness, th' larnin' don' come easy to 'em. But hunny, you kin bet thet me an' Shane will be thar fer 'em all th' way. Oh yer tea cup is empty darlin', here have sum more. Thar's lady finger sandwiches too.

An' Kelly seems ter be inclined to look at th'stars alla the tahm, me and Shane just hafta train 'er to do it at naght when it is easier ter see th' constallations. Th' poor dear don'seem ter "git it".

Robin Trimble
Aspiration - Family
LTW - To Graduate 3 Kids from College

Our Robin had her grow up tham after thet. Yup, she was th' next one in lahn. She wants to have many children, an' hunny, thet won't bother me a bit. Ah will make a fahn granny ter any babes mah chillen bring me.

Th' next 'uns ter grow up wuz Shane's second set of twins, Rocco and Alexis. Mah oh Mah, it seems lahk thet both of 'em inherited Shane's unfortunate nose. Whar as Jenny and Kelly have very little nose at 'tall, well, see the pictures fer yerself.

But th' kids are lil' darlins anyhow. Mah goodness they are fast learners, they are! The exact opposite of Jenny an' Kelly. But hunny, ya know not all kids er the same, no matter if they come from the same set of parents. Ah reckon it is a big mystery who the momma is ter Shanes green Alien babes. Shane don't remember nothin' about the naghts thet they wuz concieved. Ah reckon ah ain't gonna think on it too much. We have these wonderful lil' mahnds and bodies in our house now. Jenny, Kelly, Alexis an' Rocco. Who could have asked fer more?

As fer myself? Since alla the babes were growin' up, Ah found tahm on mah hands. Ah met this chere wonderful white wolf thet was comin' aroun' the house. Lookin fer a hand out. Ah'd give him sumthin' an' he would play a while. hehe. Then thet misrable skunk came 'round and thought he'd git some nibblin's from the trash. Well, hunny ah left thet skunk alone. Our hired hep thet comes to clean the house ever day got in a tizzy when the skunk shashayed into our yard, an she left the garbage sit. Makes me think Ah outta hire sumone else ter clean. Ah jest cain't bare th' thought of puttin' sumeone outt'na job though. Shane sez Ah am jest too kahnd.

Mah goodness, Ah fahnd it ter be pure joy a-teachin' them babes ever day. Shane does his part too, durin' the day, then he still is a-workin' his job at naght. He still owns the gym, but he is really thinkin' about sellin' it. He has decided thet his plate is really full enough with alla the family lahf he has now. Ah wouldn't care a bit if the gym went. Why hunny, neither Shane nor Ah gained an ounce of baby fat with the birth of our babes. Why do Ah need services lahk a gymn?

It twasn't long before Alexis and Rocco grew up. They grew up in the platinum frame of mahnd, and are really happy children! It seems lahk they larn faster then Jenny and Kelly. Why in the same amount of tahm it took Jenny to get 4 cooking skill points, Alexis maxed her larnin' out! Mah goodness! Rocco ain't no slofer either when it comes to larnin'. After them two grew up to child, we sold off alla the baby furniture in the house, and invested in twin beds. Me an' Shane remodeled the nursery inta a bedroom fer Rocco an' Alexis. Shane put down starry carpet an' Ah wallpapered with scenes frum outter space. Them kids er sumthin' else, lemme tell you!

In th' meantham, alla the kids are studying. Ah am so proud! 'Specially Sheri, as she was gittin' ready ter leave for college. Yup, she chose me an' Shane's alma matter, Sim State University. She really wanted to score well on her SAT's and PSAT's. Oh you see Robin on the telephone? She is yakkin' it up with Keywon Bostic. Thet thar is his Aunt Dovie who had come over ter our house to see who called her nephew!

Future Mates

Apparently he had come walkin' bah the house one day, an' Robin thought he wuz the most adorable lil' thing. She invited him in th' house an' they had a nice visit.

Well, *chuckle* Keywon is a lil' young fer Robin. She really did like a young man she met downtown when she went to bah a cell phone. His name is Johnathan Pons. He came 'round a few tahms to ter see her. Them two lahk each other, alot! In fact, Ah understand he gave mah Robin her First Kiss. Well hunny, thet really isn't sumthin' a girl tells her momma, usually, but Ah heard it from Sheri. Apparently the girls tell secrets 'tween each other. Sheri jest passes on ter me what she thinks Ah should know.

Well, mah insahd lahn to the lives of th' kids closed, when Sheri left fer college. She wuz happy to go, and me an' Shane was glad fer her. She has spent most of her lahg heppin' me an' Shane with alla her younger siblin's, rarely takin' tahm fer herse'f. Such a givin girl! Godspeed to ya, Sheri!

Ah have to tell ya this one last thing. Me and Shane got the strangest phone call frum Zaed Robbin's son, Jati Robbins askin' us all about Jenny, Kelly, Rocco, an' Alexis, our Alien babes. Ah foun' it all ter be very strange. He wuz jest askin' questions lahk how wuz they doin' in school, an' did they seem to have any outstanding abilites an all thet. Ah really didn't wanna say much, even if he wuz Shane's boss'es son. Ah mean really. Ah tried to chalk it up to jest company concern, but Ah didn't lahk the direction the conversation went at all.

Finally Ah disconnected the lahn. Mah goodness.

Well hunny, it is tahm fer me to git this tea over with. The kids have thar hearts set on goin' to a Christmas party later on today. Ah cain't deny 'em thet. Ya'll have a Merry Christmas, an' a happy New Year, ya hear?

Accomplishments this round: I got through it!!!!!


ASimWen said...

Katie..leave my your URL and I will come read your blog. Thanks.

Katie said...

Oops! I didn't realize that you weren't one of my readers, I must have had you confused with someone else. Sorry! Well, it might be a bit confusing to read it now as it's a legacy, but feel free if you'd like!
You're very persistent with this prosperity challenge, I could never do it! Congratulations on getting so far!

QueenofSimtopia said...

Great job Wen! Congrats on raising all those kids. Big families can be quite the pain in the arse but you did great. Four aliens in one house! You are so lucky, I have yet to have any (pathetic).

Xmas Cheers!

ruby said...

Wow survive indeed! Nice job Wen, that is a lot of kids and you did fabulous. Heck I have to hand it to you, I dont know how to let a kid grow up red. I should try it sometimes LOL

Rachel said...

I think that nose is better than no nose!

Heather said...

Wow! Busy house! I think all the little green kids turned out cute!

Mandie said...

Good job makin' it through that house! That's a lot of babies and kiddies! Not to mention birthdays, bottles, diapers, homework, and teenage hormones! I just got done with my college round for my Prosperity Challenge. 4 just graduated and 5 more are juniors! Whew.

Kristine said...

Just got done reading all of 2006. Wonderful, wonderful! Love Roz's "redneck" story telling. Wow! Lots of abductions! That's cool. Most of your families are so big, don't know if I could handle all of them :) I really enjoyed reading all of your entries. Now on to 2007...I will get caught up! lol