Otts Family – Eddie 08

Eddie 07 | Rules | Heir Poll | Eddie 09

Hey guys, this is an exciting update because it will end with your chance to vote on who the next heir will be!!! I’m super excited to be at the stage where I get to do my first heir poll with this family. So, to end to the end, we must start at the beginning.

All right, so to start off, Eddie and Julia are out on another date. Eddie is VERY close to completing his whole aspiration, just needs some more dates and romantic interactions with his wife.

Alan is working on creativity, which has nothing to do with his child aspiration, but it is keeping him out of trouble.

I love watching all of the kids come home for the day, especially Ariana. She is SO dramatic!

Eddie is getting good at painting, I’m not sure he’s fully maxed yet, but his pictures are getting good and dropping much needed money into the family account. I haven’t focused as much on his career as I probably should have.

Eddie, to help out on of the boys, I want to say Alan, he read them both a book.

Then it was time to try something I haven’t tried with an ISBI yet, going on an family outing to the bowling alley. Wish us luck.

Julia spent most of her time sitting and snacking on chips at the bar, but Eddie and the kids got out there and bowled like 2 frames before the family was beat and went home.

Eddie starting trying to influence Arthur to do his homework and tried to help some as well. We really want that kid to get an A.

Then Eddie worked with Alan on his aspiration some more by playing some chess with him.

That was all it took!!!! +5 points, way to go Alan!

He kept his streak going the next day coming home from school. +5 points

I MIGHT be becoming a fan of Alan. He has more than made up for the points he lost us by passing out as a baby.

He even starts working on his next aspiration level by playing with the science station, Arthur is in the back playing with the dollhouse.

The boys are getting closer and closer. They aren’t quite friends yet, but they spend a lot of time together standing around and talking.

Meanwhile, Eddie has decided he will be an pretentious “ar-teist” and paint with a drink in his hand.

How kids manage to get this filthy at school will always be a mystery to me. They hasn’t even been any rain to make it muddy.

Ariana has stalled in school. She needs skills, but is always unhappy and is going through some pretty big mood swings lately. So Eddie tries to be a good parent, and while getting parenting level 9, talks her through it, and gets her to play some chess with him.

She decides she would rather read a book. We went and purchased a few more skill type books to put in the library so hopefully those will get some use eventually.

Without me even realizing he was doing it, Arthur worked on and completed his homework all on his own. These kids are just the best!

Arthur and Alan continuing their brotherly playtime, this time while Alan is working on his social skills with the dollhouse.

Julia comes home and has a meal with her only daughter. Maybe she can help out with Ariana’s mood swings.

Don’t worry, there will be no more babies, but romantic interactions are still needed, and Julia needed a shower.

YAY!!!! Great job Eddie. He completed the milestone +5 points, but that also completes the aspiration, +10 points. Congrats Eddie!!!

The next day is Alan’s birthday, but he wakes up early to do his homework. He’s already got an A, so this will just keep him from losing it.

As I was checking out everything I happened to notice that Arthur, at some point, managed to complete the first level of his aspiration as well! Well, I’ll take that +5 points

These brothers are like magnets to each other. They go their own separate ways for a bit, but always come back together. It’s cute!

Then it’s the moment we have all been waiting for, or at least I have been waiting for it, Alan’s birthday. I no longer instantly want to kick him out of the house on his YA birthday (although we still have teenhood to get through first.)

Eddie is there to witness the event, candles are blown out and huzzah, Alan is now a teenager!

He looks like he’s directing, which is somewhat fitting since he rolls up the Musical Genius aspiration. He did get a child’s practice violin at Winterfest, but I think Ariana is the only one who ever touched it. To add to being Evil he is also a Glutton. That should be fun.

This however, brings us to the end of this update, since we now need to hold an heir poll. Ariana isn’t far from being a YA, and will age up before Arthur grows into a teen, so I’m doing it now….or rather in the next “update.” I cannot wait to see who you will pick!


Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 10 (-50)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 6 (+30)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 1 (+10)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +45

We are SLOWLY working our way up towards 100 points, although I guess with rounds like this it isn’t that slow. The family did wonderfully this update, so it’s best to end now so we don’t accidently lose them all again. See you at the poll

Eddie 07 | Rules | Heir Poll | Eddie 09

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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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