EPIC Tripp: Sound of Music – 2.02

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Generation 2: Sound of Music

  • Heir must choose between Music or Painting careers.
  • Spouse may work in any of the listed jobs the heir did not choose, or culinary or gardening.
  • Starting with the sims of generation 2, if the heir or spouse masters the painting skill, walls and floors may be any material. If this generation doesn’t complete this, it will be up to future generations to gain the necessary skill.
  • Starting with the sims of generation 2, if the heir or spouse masters the handiness skill, thermostats are unlocked. If this generation doesn’t complete this, it will be up to future generations to gain the necessary skill.
  • Once heir reaches the top of the music or painting careers, radios are able to be purchased and used.

    Gen 2 Mini Challenge:
  • Make at least 1,000 simoleans by busking. +3 points

When we were last with this family Francis had just married into the Tripp clan by marrying Belle in the kitchen of their house. He had gotten a job in culinary, and Belle was working in entertainment with the idea of taking the musician route as soon as she could.

When we enter this play session the family is doing the things they needed to do for the day. Kiana is in the garden, Johnny is…fishing I think, and Belle is cleaning up the piles of clothes that seem to build up quickly in the hampers.

Francis, being in culinary and wanting to get those skills up quickly, makes some food from the fresh veggies. Then Kiana comes over to give pointers to the budding chef. She might not have been a chef, but she was a good cook.

Kiana: So it’s not a bad salad, but next time you should remove the lettuce from the hard stem at the bottom.

Francis: Oh, yeah.

Kiana: It’s ok, you can still eat it, but it will make is easier to eat and won’t be as bitter.

Francis: Got it.

When the day ends the newlyweds head up to enjoy each others company in their newly “shurnk” room. The bed rooms upstairs were huge and since we added a new person we created the nursery by shrinking the two bedrooms to make a third room in the middle.

I just realized I probably broke the room rule. Oops. I wasn’t thinking bout the hall way up where the bedrooms are as being a room, so technically we’ve had 4 rooms since moving and now have 5. I will have to keep that in mind for the future.

The next morning Belle heads downstairs for the morning and we discover that the wedding night fun has had the desired effect. Francis is a fair bit older than Belle and we didn’t want him to grow up before they had their baby. After finding out the news Belle heads upstairs to tell Francis the news.

Belle: Honey, I have news, you’ve wanted a family right?

Francis: Yes, it’s my dream!

Belle: Well, you are likely getting that dream faster than expected

Francis: *looks worried* why?

Belle: I’m pregnant!

*giggling from both* Francis blows out a breath….not sure what his concern was, but he is very happy about the news. The first milestone he needs to hit is to become a parent.

It is officially Winter Fest and the family enjoys this holiday. First decorations are put up and this year the family splurged and bought an actual tree. The family works together to make it beautiful.

Kiana and Johnny are very happy to celebrate this holiday with their newly extended family. They are not likely to see another one. Then a new tradition of singing over the packages takes place before they dig into the presents.

Everyone got good presents this year, until Johnny snuck in a “joke” gift of coal, and Kiana unfortunately opened it. For the second year in a row she feels she got bad gifts, but she also got a good gift of candles that she liked.

With a budding chef in the house, a new, well stocked, fridge and stove in the kitchen Francis gets started on a grand meal. It’s the first time this family will be able to experience this tradition for any holiday.

When the meal is prepared the family sits down and shares the bounty together. I believe the meal turns out Excellent, likely due to the excellent produce in the fridge.

After dinner Belle has been working on losing weight since her teenage years. She usually jogs, but apparently when you are pregnant there is no jogging allowed. So she uses her dad’s weight bag instead. Then she spies Father Winter walking down the street. She chases him down and after an introduction each member of the family asks for and receives a gift.

As Winter Fest wraps up for the day Belle is still hungry, as her pregnancy will start making her more and more often, and we decide to have her eat some strawberries in her bag to try and ensure a girl.

Kiana: Worry not, she will have a daughter.

I know you were right last time when it was your child, but we still have no way to truly know until the baby is born.

Kiana: You worry too much, the lineage with continue.

If you say so. I wish there was a way to know for sure…

With Winter Fest over the family settles into bed for the night excited with the festivities and the news of a new little Tripp on the way. The biggest questions will be if Johnny and Kiana will last long enough to meet and help with their grand-baby.

Kiana: Granddaughter.

Yes, yes, let’s not start this again.

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I have been playing sims since TS1 and even played a little bit of the PS2 version and the mobile versions over time. Once I discovered challenges for TS2 I never looked back. I love the sims, the families I've been able to make, and play through the years and connecting with people about them. I work from home doing Salesforce Data Validation for my company, have 2 cats I adore and have a million hobbies I feel like I will never have time to completely explore.

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