Circe arrives home with a promotion, due to a successfull chance card. She has always been convinced work can solve all kinds of problems - and it apparently solved the bubble glitch!
The rest of the night is mostly spent on teaching Gunn various toddler skills, while the curious Vidar can’t resist studying some of his parent’s science books. I guess he wants to be well prepared for his first schoolday the day after tomorrow. :)
This round will be full of birthdays (which I always love), and the second day over at the Beakers it’s time for little Gunn to become a toddler.
She grows up into a real little cutie pie, but don’t let the cuteness fool you: This sweet, “innocent” young lady is, personality-wise, a true Beaker! :D
( I don’t know if I should be grateful both Vidar and Gunn turned out so adorable or if I should be disappointed no one inherited Loki’s awesome brows… )
Before Circe went to work, she and Loki played a game of chess, where they took turns in trying to cheat. Loki eventually discovered Circe’s cheating and all of a sudden it wasn’t as fun anymore… I was hoping you’d at least be somewhat consistent, Loki! xD
Vidar and his parents have a simple family dinner, enjoying the rest of Vidar’s birthday cake. The birthday child makes a few acquaintances online, before he goes to bed for the night.
Circe is up early the next day to take care of Gunn. She’s in an extremely good mood this day - Loki’s promotion yesterday means he has the day of today, which means she can finally go back to work!
Vidar is much nicer than the rest of the family, but he’s just as neat and always makes his bed with a smile on his face. He’s also fully capable of enjoying himself, which leaves his parents with plenty of time to do their things.
Vidar, being a serious little guy, quickly heads over to the chessboard. His father quickly joins him…
Loki: Oh no, it looks like the candlestick over there is about to fall down from the wall!
Vidar: What? Really?
Loki: Keep an eye on it while I’m thinking…
Vidar: It doesn’t look like it’ll fall down anytime soon to me… Wait, did you just move my Pawn!?
Loki: Eh, well…
Vidar: You can’t be serious! I have not even been to school yet and you still feel the need to cheat!
Loki: Look, son… I’m just trying to teach you how to be a Beaker. We Beakers will always be the greatest and most successfull in this town, but to be successfull you’ll sometimes need to lie a bit.
Vidar: No, I don’t believe that! I do know something though: I’ll never play chess with you again! Ever!
When Circe and Vidar arrives back home, Loki does the same - with a promotion!
Since they both roll wanted to, Circe swings Vidar around until the poor child is feeling all nauseaous. Circe doesn’t extactly offer much comfort and just look at her sick son with a WTF face… :D
Later that day it’s time for Vidar to celebrate his birthday. Circe is still all “bubbly”, but despite that she manages to successfully help her son to grow up. She (and I) is pleased with what he’s grown up into.
While she and Vidar head off to City to give him a makeover, his old room gets a makeover as well. He’s fascinated about everything alien-related, which his parents decide to tolerate. At least for know! :D
( To be able to place more items on his desk, I decided to use various OMSPs. It helped me to get the desired result, but man did I find it tedious! I’m now officially FULL OF admiration for everyone who keep decorating with OMSPs all the time! :) )
The Eclectic and Enigmatic Energizer, along with the rest of the lab, has been moved down into the basement and Loki decides to use it before he leaves for work.
Little Gunn has a lot of moments, but she’s definitely adorable when she sleeps… :D
Circe is the only one who has any vacation days left, so she’s still more or less forced to be a stay-at-home mother. She enjoys being a part of her children’s lifes, but she also feels more and more restless. In fact so much restless that she tries to sneak to work…
Oh, and all of Circe’s autonomous cleaning eventually gives her the “bubble glitch”! XD
Just like her mother, Gunn has red hair and brown eyes. Circe is of course happy - not only because of her newborn daughter, but also because she’ll now be able to finally get back to work! Loki was secretly hoping for a girl and adores his daughter. :D
Just a few hours later, Circe goes into labour and gives birth to a healthy baby girl namned Gunn! :)
Loki calls Priya Ramaswami and starts bragging about a fight he won, one of the few things he likes to do do when talking to sims outside of his own family. He tries not to do it in an “obvious” way, but rather in a way that makes the other sim think they asked for the information. Loki is quite good at that and successfully mananges to impress Priya.
Circe feels she’ll give birth very soon, and spends the remaining time relaxing on the bed with a good book.
Circe: Seriously, you want me to hold his hands too? That’s so lame!
Me: Well, both of you wanted to flirt with each other, so I’m just trying to make you happy. Besides, I want some cuteness!
Circe and Loki spend most of the following morning studying various skills. Then they start transforming one of their rooms into a nursery - the new baby will soon arrive! :)
Loki arrives home after work and takes a cup of coffee like he usually does. It has been quite a while since he last got a promotion, which frustrates him. He’s entirely convinced that when it comes to knowledge only, he’s superior to everyone else in Strangetown. But there is the requirement of having some outside friends, which Loki strongly dislikes. He finds most other sims incredibly annoying, and his own family is pretty much the only exception. A clear exception though - his family means close to everything to him.
Thanks to the Eclectic and Enigmatic Energizer, Circe can have a pretty active life despite being heavily pregnant.
Although not being able to go to work is what Circe considers the worst part of being pregnant, the constant motive drops annoys her too. She doesn’t have the patience to eat and sleep all the time. Fortunately, the Beaker residence is full of various handy career and aspiration rewards! :)
(I never noticed the pizza slice on top of the Eclectic and Enigmatic Energizer before! :D)