EPIC Tripp: Sound of Music – 2.03

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Generation 2: Sound of Music

  • 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

The family wakes the day after Winter Fest to remember that all the chores and jobs and requirements are all back for the day and head off to do the things they need to do. Belle and Kiana work the garden together.

Kiana works on getting the second toilet upgraded. They decided to put in a second one as the family is getting big enough it’s hard to keep it all going with just one set. Both are outdoors, and only “hidden” by the wooden dividers.

Belle is working her way up the musician career fairly quickly, I believe she is level 4 this point. She still loves her violin that gave her so much comfort in her younger years, and has helped her to learn emotional control. She still plays it often, typically with emotion.

She looks lovely while playing and truly seems to get lost in the music. I can relate to her, finding myself lost in music whenever I get the chance to play or sing. The baby bump is becoming more apparent and she feels like she has a bit more of a glow.

We decide to give Francis a shot at painting. We would love to get the chance to unlock walls and floors that were not just wood and stone, but he also doesn’t gain any fun. Is painting no longer fun in sims? Still, he is materialistic so new paintings adorning the walls will be nice.

Belle: Ooo my back. I’m ready for this baby to be here.

Yes, I’m sure you are. You are getting pretty far into the pregnancy at this point.

Belle: I feel like a blimp.

I know, but just hang in there, you only get the one pregnancy. There are woman out there who end up having 11 pregnancies, and like 13 kids.

Belle: Ugh, no thanks, the 1 will be just fine.

Well don’t jinx yourself, you could carry twins or triplets.

Belle: Don’t even put that thought out into the universe.

Early early in the morning on New Years Eve Francis wakes up and starts freaking out as soon as he gets up.

Francis: Oh no, oh my, she sounded in pain!

Belle: Honey, what wrong, why are you freaking ouuuuuuhhh!!

Francis: She’s dying!!!

No she’s in labor. She is going to have your baby!

Belle calmly walks downstairs and grabs some breakfast. Her husband follows her the whole time.

Belle: Honey, calm down, I’m fine, but starving. I need food. The baby isn’t coming yet.

Francis: I’m staying by your side, I don’t care.

Labor resumes and in a very short period of time for me, we get the announcement the baby is on the way. Belle delivers a new little girl. The matriarchy can continue.

Kiana: I told you it would.

Yes yes, I know you did. How do you know though?

Kiana: I just know.

Too bad there isn’t a way to make you a fortune teller.

Meet Lindsey, named after Lindsey Stirling, the violinist. I figured Belle was named for the flowers in the garden and that her mother arranged, and this generation is about music, so we’d pull a name from that. Since Belle loves violin it makes sense to pick a violinist.

Francis is instantly smitten with his new little daughter. It appears she will have blonde hair like her mom and grandfather, but you just can’t be too sure until she’s a toddler.

Grandpa and Grandma are not far behind Francis and both take turns holding, cooing at, and rocking the new baby Lindsey.

Belle is miserable, pregnancy was not kind to her, and her hot-headed trait occasionally rears its head. To avoid waking the baby she carries the violin to the “hallway” and practices there. Her dad watches her lovingly. We are now back to being in compliance with the room requirement and we will pay closer attention to that from here on out.

Everyone enjoys the new years celebration. Each makes a resolution, Belle wishes to lose the baby weight, Johnny wants to reach an aspirational milestone, Francis and Kiana want skills.

All but Johnny reach their goals within a few days of the new year, and Francis is ready to work on his next aspiration items, socialize and read to a child. So when we get the notice that it’s Lindsey’s birthday Francis goes in to help her grow up.

Lindsey is one adorable toddler. Her hair fits her perfectly and I love the little outfit she grew up in. She rolled the Charmer trait. That feels like a good spot to end this update and next we will see Lindsey in her toddler years. Generation 3 is here and growing up so fast already.

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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.

4 thoughts on “EPIC Tripp: Sound of Music – 2.03”

    1. I’m not sure I know what you mean by changing their clothes. I usually give them a make-over, but it’s usually pretty minimal if I like what they grew up into, and I don’t tend to do it after their YA make-over since they keep the same clothes after that. It was one thing when they had to change clothes every age-up because usually what they got was bad, but now, it just stays what I made it. If you mean having multiple outfits I didn’t know that was even a thing until like the last couple of weeks, so they do have that a lot more often now. 😀

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      1. I guess TS4 does better with choosing clothes than TS3 does. I always have to give every sim a full makeover, because I never like what they’re given! But I do love the multi-outfit mechanic, that is much more realistic.


        1. Me too! I always gave makeovers in TS2. I give them a lot more in TS4 now as well. Some of this was not really thinking about the fact I could just edit them from the manage worlds area too, cause they didn’t have a mirror at first. 🙂

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