Welcome back to I Don't Play the Sims 3 (A Legacy)! Last time, baby Lucas grew into a toddler while his father Buck had a midlife crisis. Tessa set the house on fire while Buck wandered off to cheat on her. Can I keep this family together? Let's find out!
Tessa wastes no time in caring for little Lucas, rolling up wishes to teach him all his skills. She sets to work.
Tessa is also very neat, always cleaning up after her slob husband and messy toddler.
Tessa: Please don't take my picture now.
But you're so lovely ^.^
She has to sleep sometimes, though, so I buy little Lucas a few toys. He seems happy.
Meanwhile, Buck is out with Roxie again, rolls up the wish to get a divorce. Apparently he really likes Roxie.
I quickly begin fulfilling all the other wishes I can so I don't have to lock it in. Here he is after a hair cut.
It's pretty much the same, yeah.
He also takes Roxie out for a lovely dinner. His cheaty ways pay off, and the divorce wish disappears. Let's hope it doesn't come back.
After this, Buck contents himself to performing consecutive concerts while Tessa cares for Lucas.
Lucas has almost no relationship with his father :(
This takes a while to figure out, so I'm showing you a picture of their ugly house with holiday lights.
I miss toddler blankets... Here we see Lucas staring into space while dad is at work and mom is sleeping. So unproductive!
Buck actually puts on appropriate headgear instead of his swimwear to tend the bees.
Naturally he gets stung.
Lucas can walk!
Snowflake day comes around, and Buck gets a lovely bonus! What a nice feature~
I don't know why I expected anything else from her.
Last time there was no lullaby. Buck still wants a baby, and Tessa just wants to mess around. It's good enough.
Afterward, Lucas is successfully potty-trained!
Buck actually cares for his son while Tessa goes out shopping for alchemy ingredients.
And we have success! Baby two is on the way!
Buck wishes for a girl again, but Tessa doesn't even bother. She was happy with one child.
In the last few hours of his Midlife Crisis, Buck is promoted to Backup Vocalist.
We have just enough time to squeeze in one more scandalous MLC wish - to meet someone new. Welcome back, Hal!
I think I like Buck's look better anyway.
Buck completed 6 wishes for his Midlife Crisis, and seems happy afterward. I'm less happy with all the cheating, but at least it's over.
Tessa wishes to visit a graveyard. Done.
I don't know what she wanted to do here, so we decorate the graves with snow angels. I'm sure the families of the departed are pleased.
Then I send Tessa off to the spa before she freezes to death.
Since Lucas is about to grow up (spoilers!), I spend Buck's bonuses on expanding the house. We have $15 remaining, so there will be no windows.
Buck finally contents himself with playing indoors!
The little loner needs no party.
Lucas is now Perceptive!
And it's someone else's birthday!
Why do these sims go cross-eyed so often?
Lucas has no idea what's happening.
But of course it's just the birth of baby number two.
Meet Hunter Carington! He loves the cold and is a slob like his daddy. He likes Digitunes, crepes, and Irish green, and is a Capricorn.
Tessa rolls no wants for her second-born, so we won't be seeing much of him. Here she throws a bliss elixir at Buck, bringing her up to 19/50 elixirs used.
Lucas heads off to school. He rolls up the LTW to become The Animal Rescuer - but I'm not prepared to accept that many pets at once, so I dismiss it. Let's try it with one before we go crazy, yes?
Buck actually wanted Hunter, so he actually takes care of him. Shocking, I know!
As Spring rolls in, Tessa lays out the seeds she's gathered thanks to the Collection Helper, but she can't actually plant most of them. Darn.
Tessa's out shopping again, so Buck is forced to help Lucas with his homework.
Kindergarten work should not require this much concentration, Buck.
After picking up her books, Tessa befriends a bluebird!
Then sells it like a heartless monster for sweet cash!
I don't know why he makes these weird poses when he's promoted, but Buck is now the Lead Guitarist!
Is it just me, or does it rain every day?
Lucas goes on a field trip to a restaurant, and brings home... whatever this is as a souvenir.
Tessa starts reading gardening books so she can actually tend to her garden. Who knew sticking seeds in the ground was so tough?
Tessa shows her plumbob and refuses to look at the camera for her adult birthday.
She still looks fine.
Buck reaches level 10 of the guitar skill!
Then Buck tries to tell a scary story to Lucas, but... he's not in the room.
Tessa: Doot doo, what baby?
Blond? Where did that come from?!
We might find out next time!
(We do not)