He rubbed the sleep from his eye and headed to the bathroom. "Morning, ma."
"Hey Ma!" he greeted me happily. "Wanna play hopscotch with me?"
"Sure, sweetie. That'd be fun!" I told him with a smile.
"You're embarrassing us!" Acai added.
"It's Cornelia Crumplebottom now," she corrected me. Apparently the divorce had not been amicable.
"What can I do for you, Mrs. Go....Crumplebottom?" I asked in a hurry.
"I am fairly convinced that the next door neighbor, Claire Ursine, is guilty of gnome kicking!" she told me, shooting a glare towards her neighbor's house.
I headed over to Claire's and checked through her garbage. I found a pair of shoes with toes so mangled, presumably from kicking a gnome that they had to be thrown away. Perhaps it was time to talk to Claire...
"Well, that is my job," I told her. I held up the pair of shoes. "Taken up any hobbies lately?"
Claire cracked. She confessed to kicking gnomes and to having pronounced anger issues. She agreed to stop kicking the gnome and to seek counseling.
A little extreme for a bit of gnome kicking, but whatever floats her boat.
Cornelia Goth was relieved to hear about the end of gnome abuse. The poor battered gnome will soon be comfortable in the sun once again.
I'd been promoted to Inspector of Iniquities. The community watch is duly impressed and they've nixed this year's crosswalk guard's funding to buy you a sleek new sedan instead. Don't disappoint!
Acai bit her lip. "Okay, Dad..." She was so nervous! It was Bryant! Her crush!
"You're all clear," he said with a thumbs up as Acai slipped into bed.
Acai rolled her eyes. "What are you talking about?"
"Oh nothing," he said mysteriously.
She sighed heavily. "Fine, jump up in my bed."
Citron interrupted her nervously, "Uh, Bitter Melon, that's a little too scary..."
Torch Holders: +1 (1) = 1
Painting of Torch Holder: +5
Sim Failing School: -5
Visit from Service Sim: -5
Passing Out: -5 (1) = -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 = -14