The Cooke Family

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Left to right: Julien, Dustin (front), Armando (back), Colin with Kelly, Madelina with Jordon, Sharlene

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We begin the day with an electrocution. Fortunately, Julien was ok after a shower.

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Colin wanted to buy a business, so he bought Cooke’s Candies. The store sells homemade candies.

(The candy machine at right is a downloaded buyable candy machine that makes candy that goes into the sims’ inventories.)

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While doing sales, Sharlene grabbed a chocolate out of a box and chowed down! Apparently she needs more training in how to behave at a business.

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Back home, Madelina cooked up some omelettes while Julien talked to his friends about the impending arrival of his 19th grandchild.

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Sharlene brought Mireia Picaso home from school and spent the afternoon on an outing.

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“Colin! Colin!”

“I’m right here, honey.”

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“Augh! Why does this always hurt so much?”

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Sharlene was so excited that her mother was in labor, because it meant she would soon Meet Someone New.

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2 Someone News, in fact, as Madelina had twins again. Jenna, on the left, and Donovan, on the right, both have black hair and brown eyes. In keeping with Madelina’s spirit of experimentation, they’re the children of the genie. Unfortunately, it appears that genie children are boring.

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I do like the new baby stuff, so the babies don’t have to spend all their time shoved away in the nursery while the rest of the family gets on with things.

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Dustin had homework undone over the break, and I didn’t notice until after he left for school. Got to do better with the homework.

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Sharlene and Dustin get along very well, which is good since they don’t have twins.

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Time for the toddlers to grow up, hooray!

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Jordon

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Kelly

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Madelina headed off to be a mad scientist, leaving her six (!) kids home with her dads and husband.

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Makeovers! I do wish Kelly weren’t slouching, but oh well.

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New beds were purchased. With 10 sims in the house, everyone has to share a room.

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Aww.

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Colin was tired of the weird hours that came with being Captain Hero, so he transferred to the military career.

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Sharlene really is a great big sister.

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Kelly and Jordon headed off for an exciting first day of school – private, of course.

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With Madelina sleeping and Colin at work, the granddads took the opportunity to bother the babies all they wanted.

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Madelina woke up in time for a delicious grilled cheese lunch.

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Sharlene once again brought a friend home from school, and was delighted to Meet Someone New.

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Jenna doesn’t seem to like her chair. 😦

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Julien took charge of making sure Jordon learned to study.

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Sim babies grow up so quickly. Thank goodness.

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Donovan

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Jenna

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The older kids were excited to have even more siblings to play with.

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Colin attracted some unwanted attention while looking for planets.

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“Please don’t get me pregnant! We have too many kids in the house already! I know I’m a family sim, but enough is enough!”

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Donovan got a new hairstyle.

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Jenna’s adorable after a full makeover.

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Everyone was very excited when Colin returned home in the early morning hours.

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Everyone except Colin, that is.

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“Next time, Kelly, don’t leave your homework for the last minute.”

“Sorry, Grandpa.”

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Julien and Armando had used up all their vacation days, so they retired. They celebrated by sitting around all day in their pajamas.

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I had pretty much forgotten that Brownie had a job.

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Madelina taught Jenna how to walk, and wondered how she’d ended up with 6 kids. She hoped Colin didn’t want any more – although if he did, she’d probably go along with it. It was genetic experimentation, after all.

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Sharlene wanted a party, so she called up a half dozen of her friends and invited them over.

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Brownie returned home from work, then immediately barked at his carpool. He’s not very bright.

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Zinaida Parker came home with Jordon, and got to stay past her usual curfew due to the party.

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The younger set spend a little time on the block table, except for Jenna, who couldn’t keep her eyes open.

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The party turned out great, in no small part because of Sharlene and Saveliy’s relationship.

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Colin and Madelina found themselves eating leftovers and chips while discussing politics at 3 in the morning.

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As soon as it was light out, the adults headed to the store. They got it up to level 5 before closing down for the season.

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Well, it appeared the aliens had gifted Colin with an alien pregnancy after all.

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The kids headed off to school while Armando called up one of his many very best friends for a chat.

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Madelina spent much of the day bathing the toddlers.

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Brownie got promoted to the top of the Pet Security career!

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Kelly and Jordon brought home A pluses, although Kelly doesn’t seem to care.

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Poor Dustin had to do his homework while his brother and sister hung out with friends.

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That night was Dustin’s birthday!

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Dustin became a Family/Popularity sim. He decided that he wanted to be Captain Hero one day, just like his dad.

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Sharlene continued her Awesome Big Sister streak.

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Julien and Armando have managed most of the toddler training this time around, since they don’t have much else to do.

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Dustin found he needed glasses like his father.

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Colin cooked up salmon for a celebratory birthday dinner, although only half the family was hungry.

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Anthony left a very nice outing gift for Sharlene!

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Reno Day! 4 bedrooms aren’t going to be enough once Donovan and Jenna grow up, so Sharlene and Dustin get to move up to their own rooms on the 2nd floor.

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“Hmm. Still can’t see it, but I know it’s in there.”

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“So you’re my sister’s brother, and obviously we both have great taste in hairstyles. Let’s be friends.”

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“Yeah, this guy, he works at the cafeteria in the dorm, and he is so hot.”

What?

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The toddlers had one last blanket nap before their birthday.

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Jordon was tired, so he decided to nap on the couch in his grandpas’ bedroom. It was quiet in there.

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“Who’s a good dog? Get the stick!”

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Sharlene hosted her second party of the season, with most of the same people.

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It went like my sim parties usually do: some smustling, one couple being all lovey-dovey, lots of Hang Loose, and random angry sims.

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Dustin surprised me by getting his first kiss from Nastasia Thayer. He’s Family and she’s Romance, but they have two bolts.

Alas, the relationship is doomed to end very shortly when Nastasia goes to college this season.

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The party was still going when the toddlers came in to grow up in front of everyone.

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Donovan

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Jenna

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They got clothes more appropriate for the upcoming summer season, and Donovan got a new hairdo.

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Where do these sims keep learning the Slap Dance from? I know Donavan’s never been to Three Lakes, because he just grew up!

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Even though Julien was retired, he still loved to cook, so he enjoyed making a big platter of spaghetti for everyone who was hungry.

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Late that night, after everyone had gone to bed, Colin put Dustin through his paces on the obstacle course. I do love that thing – Dustin earned his body scholarship in about 2 sim hours.

That’s it for the Cooke family! Next up is the Bruce family, a small household by comparison.

Stats:

Family: Cooke

Businesses:

Club C, Rank 10

Cooked to Perfection, Rank 10

Cooke’s Candies, Rank 5

General fund contribution: $25,300 (taxes $18,300, school fees $7,000)

Playable sims: 114 (+2)

Sim multiplier: 50

Population: 5700