Thursday, November 10, 2016

Chapter 2.28 - Rawr! Said the Dinosaur

While the rest of the family slept, little Ginger became Queen of the Castle!  She loved her new home, but sometimes longed for more attention like she got when she was a puppy.
When she heard a noise from the nursery, she ran in to see if someone would play with her!

Danjou woke up, rubbing the sleep from his eyes.  For a second, it looked like it was snowing inside...
"NO SCHOOL!" Emu hooted with pleasure when he saw the amount of snow outside.  "I bet the bus can't get here!"

Danjou wasn't sure who was more embarrassed when Emu walked in on him taking a shower.  He quickly looked away from his brother.
Definitely me, Danjou thought, cringing as he horribly put his clothes on.  "Emu!" he complained.
"Get out! I haveta go to the bathroom!" his brother said rudely, shooing him from the room.

 Unfortunately, despite the thick layer of snow, Estevan still had to go to work.  Maybe the boys would shovel the walk sometime today...

Danjou tried to take a shower for the second time.
"GOTTA GO! GOTTA GO!" Emu whined from his bedroom.  He'd been surprised when Danjou had kicked him out of the bathroom to shower.  It would serve him right if he peed on the floor! He would tell mom that Danjou wouldn't let him use the bathroom.  She would be PISSED!
 When he heard the water shut off, he hurried JUST in the nick of time!

Although they had the day off from school, both boys settled at the kitchen table to make sure their homework was finished.

Mom had promised them both $100 if they got on Honor Roll.

Not wanting to wake her mom up, Fig stayed quietly in her crib, learning to entertain herself.

I woke up and wanted to do something daring - something exciting - 
So, I began building an igloo.
Oh yeah, Tevi and I are going to use this when he gets home, I smirked smugly, already imaging the sweet, sweet love we were going to make in the igloo.

"Are you really going to eat that?" Emu asked.  "I mean, I know I'm a slob, but I didn't realize you were one, also!"
Danjou shrugged.  "It's just a little bit old. I bet it's still okay."
All of a sudden he started coughing, waving his hand in front of his face.  "I think I swallowed a bug," he croaked.

"HA HA! Danjou's a frog! RIBBIT! RIBBIT!" Emu taunted.

(AN - Oh man, I just had an idea & I think Danjou is not going to like it when his brother becomes a teenager!)
 Laughing, Emu ran off to play.

 I was hanging outside and practicing my magic.  I still hadn't gotten any inspiration for new spells.  How the heck was this supposed to work anyways? I didn't want to be a lame witch! I wanted to be a wicked witch!
 "Whoa! What the heck!" I cried out as a big ball of green shot in front of me.

No, not the magic streaks of light.
 A dinosaur?!
 "Hey Mom!" Emu said, sauntering by as though it were perfectly normal to be dressed like a green dinosaur in the middle of the day.

Danjou read.

 "I know you're rebellious, and believe me I understand.  I like to stick it to the man every chance I get!" I eagerly talked about rebelling with my son.  "But when you're a teenager, you'd better do what I tell you to do!"
"What about Dad?" he asked. 
I crinkled my nose and thought about it.  "Eh, he can be kind of a pushover," I finally admitted. "You don't have to listen to him."
"But, if you cross me, I will end you," I warned, slashing my hand in front of him.

"Duly noted," Emu said with a small nod.
I'm gonna have to come up with a master plan, he thought with pursed lips.

 Danjou was reading the same book, just in a different seat.

Emu had the brilliant idea to create an army of snowmen.
 He stared at his snowman. 
I'm gonna need more, he thought   I'm gonna have an army of 200 snowmen and will be able to take over the household!  Ice cream for breakfast, no chores and no babies in the kids room!

Heading inside, he went to take a shower.

"Whose phone is ringing?" I called from the kitchen. I hated it when phones rang and I didn't know where it was coming from!
 "Oh! That's me!" he called loudly, pulling the cell phone out of his pocket.

(AN - why does it feel weird to see a child answering the cell phone? I'm so helplessly old-school!)
 "Hello? Yeah. Uh-oh. Okay. Yeah, no. Okay, thanks. Bye," he said.
The school wanted him to find some bugs for some weird scavenger hunt.  No way he was doing that!

 Estevan stopped in his tracks and stared at his son.
"RAWR! RAWR! RAWR!" Emu growled as he stalked across the room.
 Estevan shook his head.  What the heck?

I was in the room trying to teach Fig to talk.  She needed to be able to do something other than just scream for attention.

"Say, 'Mom, I'd like food'," I told her.

She shook her head and babbled.

Dangit.  This was taking too long!
 Estevan watched his son continue to pace around the livingroom.
"RAWR!" he yelled occasionally, pretending to gnash his teeth and scratch with his paws.
First, Danjou thought that he had an imaginary friend and now Emu was pretending to be a dinosaur.  Maybe Bitter Melon had a hidden insanity trait that she'd passed on to the kids!

Poor little Ginger settled near Bitter Melon, sniffing indignantly when she didn't pet her.  She saw her squeaky toy and chewed on it non-stop until Bitter Melon yelled, "STOP WITH THE SQUEAKING ALREADY!"
Ginger dropped the squeaky toy and cringed.  Then, proceeded to turn around in a circle chasing it's tail.
Deciding she wasn't going to get any attention, she languidly stretched.  Maybe one of the boys would play with her!
"Bitter, we need to talk," Estevan said when he walked in.

"Not now, I'm teaching Fig to talk," I told him, not even turning to look at him.

Estevan crossed his arms.  "It's about Emu."

"Not listening," I told him. "Go away."
"Go away!" Fig repeated.

I clapped my hands happily.  "Good girl! You tell Daddy!"


Estevan avoided eye contact with his son as he walked to the bathroom.

 "Go on, Dad, getta outta here! I gotta go pee!" Emu said, shooing his Dad from the room.
It might've been okay had Bitter not just taught his sweet, little baby girl to tell him to go away.  But, Estevan exploded.

"You DON'T get to tell ME to get out of a ROOM!" he yelled angrily.  "I am your FATHER!"
Emu stared with surprise, nodding his head slightly, impressed.  "Wow. Cool," he said, never really having ever seen his Dad freak out like that.
"I gotta pee!" he repeated, shooing his Dad from the room.

Estevan sighed as he walked from the room.
"Oh God, what did I do?" he worried.  "I yelled at my little boy!"  He was losing it!

 Oh Danjou, I don't think this is going to work out well for you, sweetheart.

 I finally managed to teach Fig to talk and her first words to me were:
 "Go away!"
My childish side reared it's ugly head. "YOU go away!" I shouted at her angrily before stomping into my room to sleep.  KIDS! It's like they didn't appreciate you!
Emu threw the sheets off the bed and stalked towards his sister, who was playing on the xylophone at 1 in the morning.  "You're gonna regret it when I'm a teenager," he threatened evilly.  He would find a way to make her be quiet!

 I knew this wouldn't end well for Danjou.

My witches wart was tingling, which told me something was wrong.  I got out of the bed I'd just crawled into and went to check on all my kids.
"It's colder than a witch's..." I grumbled under my breath.  Seeing Danjou frozen solid in front of the house, I sighed.  "Didn't realize he was stupid."
I ran inside and grabbed my hair dryer.  It's times like these that made me which I'd learned how to throw a ball of fire.  Bet that would've warmed him right up!
"Sooo... soo.... cooo... coooold..." Danjou shivered.
 "Think you learned your lesson? No sleeping in the snow! Now get inside!" I yelled at him.
The second I walked inside, I saw Ginger squat and take a piddle.  I was too tired to care.  "I will deal with you in the morning," I threatened.

Torch Holders: +1 (2) = 2
Painting of Torch Holder: +5 (1) = 5
Sim Failing School: -5
Visit from Service Sim: -5
Passing Out: -5 (3) = -15
Self-Urination: -5 (8) = -40
Accidental Deaths: -10
Social Worker Visit: -15

Births: +5 (6) = 30

Twin Births: +10
Triplet Births: +15

Fulfilling LTW: +40
Achieving Honor Roll: +5 (2) = 10

Randomizing LTW choice and trait for a generation: +10
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation: +10 (1) = 10
Every 100,000 dollars: +20
NPS Spouse reach the top of their career: +40
Cheat Penalty: -10 (2) = -20

A few scores I'm adding from now on (thanks for the ideas toxi!):
Pets, for each family pet: + 1 (1) = 1
Hands Off for a generation: +10
Fire!: -5 (1) = -5

Total: -22

STILL no new points!