Back at home Jack makes some new acquaintances online, while Erin and Blossom study skills together.
Both Erin and Buzz of course want to spend time with their son. Erin likes to do it in a playful way, while the General prefers to bond over a game of chess.
Later that night, Pluto arrives home from his work with a promotions! :)
Time for Jack’s birthday!
He and Erin head off to the city to buy him some new clothes, while his room gets a more age appropriate look. :)
Next command to practice is to play dead, which both of them appear to be naturally good at. Maybe even a bit too good, because the trustworthiness of their actions constantly freak the other out! :D
Blossom really likes her job a lot, but the early mornings is a huge disadvantage of the job as far as she is concerned.
Erin manages to break the bathtub pretty much immediately after going up, something the General finds completely unacceptable! :D
Some sims have sugessted that Pluto might not be the brightest of dogs, but Buck is convinced they are all wrong and he intends to prove that! He is going to make sure that Pluto one day will be able to perform all kinds of tricks!
Buck starts his project by teaching his dog how to Sit up, which Pluto enjoys a lot despite having pretty big problems keeping the balance! :D
Blossom really wants Erin and Buzz to like her, which they fortunately seem to do. :)
Buck likes to spend a lot of time in his room painting. He might not be very good at it yet, but he’s determined to one day pain a real masterpiece. General Buzz used to hope all of his boys would join the military, but has started to accept that likely won’t happen.
Jack and Pluto get along great! :D
(All the interactions between pets and toddlers are completely ADORABLE! <3)
Pluto: Give some of your salad or I’ll eat your table!
Blossom: I don’t like threats, but fine!
Blossom arrives home from her first day at work with a promotion. Pluto is there to greet her, so Blossom decides to teach the dog how to come here (barefoot in the middle of the winter xD).
Buck will leave for college in four days and does his best to maintain his excellent grades and to gain a few skill points. :)
Pluto can definitely be a real troublemaker… Erin and the mailman don’t seem to find it nearly as amusing as Pluto and I do! xD
Blossom is thrilled to have a toddler boy around - she likes children and dreams of having a whole bunch of them in the future. After bonding with Jack, Blossom finds a job in her desired Oceanography career track.
Erin and the General enjoy some morning quality time, and then get new makeovers. Buzz doesn’t seem to appreciate that I made his increasing age more apparent though! :D
Tank’s fiancee Blossom Moonbeam is now living in the Grunt household, so the second floor gets a needed makeover. I might make Blossom’s (and soon Tank’s too) bedroom somewhat smaller, so that it will be possible to access the bathroom from the hallway…
When Buck arrives home after the dream date, he feels motivated to do some exercise. Pluto has got a job in the Security career track, so Buzz attempts to teach him how to stay. Before Buck goes to bed he spends some quality time with his little brother. :D
Buck and Jill is probably an “obvious” pairing, but I also really like Buzz and Erin together. Their different personalities creates quite a good balance, so I think they are good for eachother. There is a strong attraction between them, but they have also developed a genuine friendship! :)
The following morning, Buck wakes up with the want to fall in love. He calls his close friend Jill out on a date. They chose Bernard’s Botanical Dining as destination.
The date goes well, and the two of them share their first kiss. Since they both rolled the want, Buck asks Jill if they should go steady. Jill accepts and the date eventually ends up as a dream date! :-)