Eyyy welcome back to the Goodman ISBI Patriarchy! Last time, Odin and his new wife Addyson had a couple of babies and adopted another, giving us two eligible heir choices and one spare.
(I apologize if this chapter seems a bit sporadic. Not much happened and I was just killing time till birthdays so it’s basically just screenshots and notes lol)
Let’s see what the family is up to.
Odin, our reining TH, is having a nap.
Addyson is using the bathroom, sorry about that.
Jason is getting some food while Reece and Valerie hang out at the table.
I add some fun stuff for the backyard since it’s summertime.
*spoilers* The only thing that gets played with is the dollhouse.
Odin is still a successful comedy star.
Addy and Jason team up on cleaning the house since our maids are so flaky.
Addy hangs out with Valerie and Reece.
Edith comes to visit but since Odin isn’t home, no one can let her in.
Val is the first to find the fun stuff.
Reece seems to have found something under Jason’s bed.
Jason doesn’t seem too bothered.
Mom to the rescue to spray the monsters away.
Instead of grabbing all the yummy leftovers in the fridge, Jason grabs a spoiled plate of French Toast to eat. He eats the whole thing and is nauseated after. That’s what you get, kiddo.
Izumi comes to haunt!
Valerie loves the dollhouse outside. Izumi hangs out with the only grandchild she got to meet before passing.
Reece joins, he also loves dolls.
The dolls in this house are particularly cute. Little chipmunk girl :3
Odin hangs out with Jason while he has some food.
Then he hangs out with Reece and teaches him some chess.
Addy and Val have girl-time in the backyard.
Addy likes the dolls just as much as the kids lol.
Jason finds his dad and brother and chats while they play.
Odin works on his jokes on the computer, which helps him level up the comedy skill.
The kids get projects and I set them down in the yard. Jason and Reece work on theirs together.
They finish them within the day. I’m pretty proud!
Odin has a lot of skill points and I never actually spent any of Dom’s when I controlled him. So I take the time to use his now. I give him the Savant trait and the Frugal trait. That way he’ll gain skills faster and the bills will be cheaper.
I have so many random pictures. I was very scatterbrained this chapter.
The kids get home from school and instead of going inside and sleeping, Reece decides to stand outside till he passes out, giving us a fail. -5
((All the kids usually come home from school exhausted because they wake up in the middle of the night from a monster under the bed and stay up till school starts.))
Non-Torch-Holder Family Time.
Dom and Odin share a loving hug between father and son.
Someone, I wish I knew who, smashed the dollhouse and Odin has to fix it.
Reece is pleased as punch to have it back.
These two love each other very much. I’m happy my boys are so close.
Odin and Addy’s birthdays fall on Harvestfest so Odin starts cooking.
This is the couples birthday cake, it is also the cake that helped Odin max out his cooking skill. Fun!
Reece grabbed a plate before Odin called everyone over so he finishes first. It’s nice to see the whole family together though.
Man-Maid is in the background. We have to constantly rehire maids, it’s so annoying. They come by for 3 or 4 days straight then never come again.
The boys have another hug after eating.
Then Addy and Odin blow out their candles and become adults. I see a lot of Izumi in Odin when I look at him in this picture.
Jason does extra-credit work all on his own. He’d done his homework himself as well without Odin asking him to. I try not to do that every day and just hope they get the picture and work on it themselves. It works sometimes haha.
Reece finds the Jungle Gym.
Valerie and Jason have a chat.
Valerie does homework. Bless.
Izumi haunts and isn’t feeling very happy, so she breaks the sink and the shower in the boys’ bathroom.
The kids all have B’s in school at this point, which is pretty great. School projects help a ton.
Somehow, Valerie gets by the locked door to the basement and mourns Izumi. She never met Dom, unfortunately. I think Dom would have loved being around grandkids while he was alive.
Here’s why the kids don’t sleep at all. One gets a monster and they both wake up. Then a monster shows up in Val’s bed and she wakes up too. Then they’re up all night and go to school exhausted.
Dom watches Odin fix things that he broke -_-.
I keep getting notifications that he and Izumi’s souls are moving on but they just keep coming back. No one usually mourns the urns because I keep the door locked but they just don’t wanna leave.
Also something to note, Odin gets the Pristine Reputation at this point. He doesn’t do anything noteworthy and his celebrity level is just steadily going down but his reputation is very high.
All the kids go through a phase. While Jason and Valerie just wanna be loud and listen to music, Reece starts being a picky eater. He doesn’t wanna eat actual food, just snacks from the fridge. I’ve never seen this before so I was pretty fascinated by it
I put a violin out for the kids with two out of three having a musical phase and Jason is the first to grab it.
Someone, dunno if it was Val or not, broke the dollhouse again. I end up selling it. Addyson plays with it more than the kids so let them figure out how to play with the swings.
More computer fixing. Odin needs it for his skilling.
Here’s Reece having some chips instead of all the other food in the fridge. I’ve never seen a sim do that on their own when there’s food in the fridge.
My cutie, Valerie, is so well-mannered. Always doing everyone’s dishes.
We end up getting a butler because maids suck and never come back after working less than a week.
I put a bed for her in here, the basement entrance, and made it accessible to the butler only.
Odin and Jason hang out while he skills.
Addy, Izumi and Reece watch TV.
Jason is the first of the three to get an A in school, earning us +5 points.
Butler has been beaten with the CC stick lmao. That’s some outlandish makeup for such an old woman.
Jason and Reece are good friends and they’re both just friends with their sister. I’m glad the kids are getting along.
I forget about Jason’s lazy trait until I see him do stuff like this. Very much an Izumi throwback.
Winterfest arrives and Valerie’s birthday falls on it.
Cake is ready.
Before cake, we’ll open presents.
Here’s our lovely spare, Valerie with her teen makeover.
She rolls Musical Genius as her aspiration and gets the Muser trait to join that. She also gets the Geek trait to join Self-Assured.
I think she’s adorable, but looks a lot like her mother.
We get a new creepy Father Winter that wants to hang out with the teenage girl in the house.
This shot signifies Odin maxing out his Comedy skill and completing his aspiration. That earns us a solid +10 points! Odin is free to do whatever he wants now haha. He’s still TH, but at least he can just chill.
Fast forward to the boys’ birthday and Reece wakes up and wants to be a furry. Poor dear, just nervous about becoming a teenager. I really hope this doesn’t transition into teen-hood.
We don’t have a party or anything. It’s a Friday and I’m ready for the chapter to be over so we just cut straight to cake.
*tries not to laugh*
Here we go, our heir candidates!
Jason gets his makeover first, being a little older, and gains the Freelance Botanist aspiration. That comes with the Collector trait and he gets the Unflirty trait to join his Lazy trait. Very close to his father in looks and the boy is skinny as hell.
Now before you’re confused as hell by this next screenshot, I want to explain.
I’ve had a certain play for Reece since they became a child. Reece has always had a higher pitched voice than their brother and liked dolls/stuffed animals a lot more. I also thought they had very feminine features decided that if this continued into teen-hood, I would roll with it. So…
Reece gains the Renaissance Sim aspiration, which comes with the Quick Learner trait. They also get the Romantic trait to join their Cheerful trait.
Reece is still eligible for heir, they were born male, after all, but once Reece is an adult, they will transition to the point of being able to carry children. Whether or not they are gay will be up to them. I figured if Reece were to be passed the torch, we would go out and see what sticks.
I do enjoy their appearance though. Reece will be using they/them or she/her pronouns from this point on and I will do my best to write those out.
There will probably be an heir vote next chapter, or I’ll just pick my favorite. It’s almost obvious who my favorite is lmao.
I hope you guys enjoyed this chapter and I hope there was no offence taken at all. I come from a place of compassion and understanding for people in Reece’s situation and accept and love you all! I am just so happy that the sims allows this kind of stuff to happen without the use of mods. It’s so progressive and I wanted to be able to represent a community that I’m not a part of and I hope that I represent them well.
Thank you guys again for taking the time to read, see you guys next time ❤
Self Wetting: -5 (2)
Pass Out: -5 (6)
Failing School: -5
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): -5
Accidental Deaths: -10
Fires: -10 (1)
Social Worker Visit: -15
Single Birth: +5 (6)
Any Sim completes an Aspiration Milestone(Child to Adult): +5 (5)
Any Sim completes their Aspiration(Child to Adult): +10 (1)
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: +5 (1)
Skills (Child to Adult) maxed by NTH family members: +10
NTH children/teens earning an A in school: +5 (4)
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): +5 (6)
NTH sims reaching top of career(teen to elder): +10
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: +10 (1)
Not using spares’ satisfaction reward points for an entire generation: +10 (1)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: +20
Immortalizing Torch-Holder(biography, painting, photograph): +5 (2)