"Acai! I forgot to pack you a lunch!" I yelled back from the kids' room. "Wait a minute and I'll..."
"Dammit," I said under myself, consoling myself with the fact that the school surely wouldn't let her starve to death. They'd offer peanut butter & jelly sandwiches or something if kids forgot lunches.
I gasped and glanced down at the toddler in my arms.
"PEANUT BUTTER!" I yelled out suddenly. I'd heard from someone, somewhere that if you yelled out peanut butter, it made your kid forget about what you said before.
"Dammit!" she repeated.
I sighed. So much for that...
I should never have taught her to talk, anyways!
How was she supposed to get home?! she worried.
She bet it only took her mom 10-15 minutes to realize she needed to pick her up.
"I've missed you," he told me, leaning in close and stroking his hand down my arm. "I'm sorry I was so unreasonable."
"Maybe we could..." he started to suggest...
Wait... were the kids all taken care of?! Citron - check, Bitter Melon - check... Acai? Where was she? I frowned. "Wait, where's Acai?" I asked, interrupting him.
Carmen stopped and thought. "Wasn't she taking that Painting Class?"
"Oh dammit!" I said, glancing around to make sure Bitter Melon wasn't around. "I have to go pick her up!"
"Didn't you say you wanted to fish?" I asked her.
Acai shrugged again. She hadn't talked to me since I'd picked her up.
I heaved a sigh. Who said this parenting gig was easy?
"But you just opened the box," she argued.
I threw my hands in the air with exasperation. "It takes minutes to heat up. Go tell Daddy that dinner's almost ready!"
Acai considered me seriously. "I'll tell him that you're starting dinner," she informed me.
I made a face at her behind her back.
"Great, I'll just put Citron down," he said. "Did you have fun at Painting class?"
Acai shrugged. "Not really," she said. "I'm not really that into it..."
"But we got you this really cool easel!" Carmen protested. "I'd always wanted an easel when I was growing up!"
"I don't mind if you use it," Acai said helpfully.
Torch Holders: +1 (1) = 1
Painting of Torch Holder: +5
Sim Failing School: -5
Visit from Service Sim: -5
Passing Out: -5
Self-Urination: -5 (1) = -5
Accidental Deaths: -10
Social Worker Visit: -15
Births: +5 (3) = 15
Twin Births: +10
Triplet Births: +15
Fulfilling LTW: +40
Achieving Honor Roll: +5
Randomizing LTW choice and trait for a generation: +10
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation: +10
Every 100,000 dollars: +20
NPS Spouse reach the top of their career: +40
Cheat Penalty: -10 (2) = -20
Total = -9