Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Hi Mum, it's Sammy (clone 59 - part 5)
I check up before heading off to work. At very least, he gets a goodbye cuddle before I go out the door.
"The last time I threw up like this was when I was pregnant with Charlie."
"Sunny, you know it takes two to make a baby. You didn't exactly refuse."
"And I know you adore Charlie."
"But Sam, two? How are we going to cope with two? There's no space. There's no money. We can't do it."
"We'll manage Sunny. Trust me."
The problem is that we have a lot of fires in the late afternoon. By the time they are out and I've done the paperwork, it's another day with unpaid overtime. A lot of unpaid overtime.
Someone has to do it, I'm not really complaining. It would be nice if I felt as though I were more appreciated though.
I double checked the room, it was empty. The baby must be somewhere else. I'm glad for that, it wouldn't take much smoke to damage young lungs.
Since the baby isn't here, I'll tend to the fire.
It took a couple of hours to put out all the flames, the fire was advance when I arrived.
The furnishings did get a bit scorched but it's mostly fine.
The reason for the rush? It was Charlie's birthday. Our baby was growing up.
We decided not to throw a party. The house is so small that guests would all trip on each other.
He has my hair but his mother's eyes and mouth. I think that's her nose too.
Funny thing, we looked and the card said it was great-aunt Ethel. I don't have any aunts or great-aunts. Sunny doesn't remember anyone called Ethel in her family. Who did sent that toy?
My timing was off and we were only halfway when I noticed I had to leave for work.
I rang Amelia the moment we arrived to let her know what happened and she should come by to pick up Charlie before lunch.
Once Charlie and Sunny were gone, the rest of the day was normal. Updating the truck, fixing the alarm, putting out a fire. All just part of the routine.
Sometimes I swear she'd rather lose a leg than the guitar, if she had to choose between the two. I was about to say a limb but losing an arm might make playing a bit too challenging.
He's definitely bright but he'd rather play with that funky doll than learn to walk or talk.
She's been taking it slow and easy. Still, Sunny and Charlie love to visit the newly developed kiddie park.
Next week, it will probably be the pirate ship and he'll want to sail the Sim Seas.
I was a wee bit distracted at this point to remember what I was doing. "Now, are you sure?"
"Just a moment."
After that, well, thank god we got a good baby sitter. He put out the flames before the fire truck arrived.
Of course, that doesn't surprise me. That a fire truck left the building when I wasn't there, that surprised me.
If we get him again, I am definitely giving him a bonus.
This round of play had a couple of glitches. One was a fire that Sam couldn't get to and wouldn't go away. Then Amelia got stuck trying to change to preggy clothes. Finally Charlie somehow jumped out of his crib without the IF. And then the crib was unusable.
The first I finally fixed by changing households and back. Pity I forgot to use DreamCatcher because both Sam and Mia wanted a girl but their wants were dumped. At least the fire went away.
I reset Amelia and she could move again. But she lost her extra maternity leave, which means if they don't have a third *really* fast, someone has to take unpaid leave from work so the toddlers learn skills.
The last I fixed by using Twallan's MC and resetting the crib. Then the IF was the way it was meant to be.