Time for the Parker family!

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Left to right: Zinaida, Brittany, Lyosha, Stepan, Akim

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I noticed that Snickerdoodle only had one day left before aging into an elder. That would make him older than his parents, and we can’t have that. So Akim gave him some Kibble of Life.

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Brittany, Stepan, and Zinaida headed down to The Rummage Basement, Brittany’s 5th business.

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Shura was pleased to be able to help the family out.

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Mohawk Dormie gave the business its final star to get up to level 10. Brittany is permaplat!

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Back home, she donated $100,000 for a university building in celebration.

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Zinaida invited Eric over for some romance, and he responded by kidnapping the gnome.

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The Carrs came over for family Sunday.

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Of course, Shura and Ryan came too.

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So it turns out that Eric, who has two bolts with Zinaida (apparently 3 from his perspective) also has 2 bolts with Rufina, who has pretty much no boltage with anybody else. Since Rufina’s a family sim and would take it personally if Zinaida had a date with Eric, Zinaida went to the wishing well instead. She got this guy, whose name I forget. He’s an adult. Fortunately, they still managed to have a nice date.

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Family Sunday was, as always, organized chaos. I did manage to accomplish my usual goal of having everyone meet everyone else.

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At 6 o’clock, it was time for Lyosha’s birthday!

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He became a Family/Fortune sim with a LTW to top the Architecture career.

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He got some new clothes, but kept his curly hair.

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The party ended with Rufina and Eric being super lovey, reassuring Zinaida that she’d made the right decision to stay out of their way.

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Lyosha got a double bed, as both his siblings at home also have double beds.

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After the guests left, Akim decided to use his newly earned “Summon Aliens” perk to try to get some scholarship money.

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Zinaida made flowers in an effort to fulfill a want to earn $10,000.

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Lyosha was forced to skill, as he tried to sneak off to bed at 8 pm.

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It was harvest time, so Brittany headed out to talk to the plants.

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Stepan got his phone time in, glad for college students who stayed up half the night.

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“Um, guys, can you maybe not pull quite so hard? I just want to meet my mom and get a scholarship!”

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Lyosha and Brittany went to bed, but Stepan and Zinaida were still awake to greet Akim on his return.

“Hey, Dad. Mom says hi.”

“Was it awful?” Zinaida asked.

“No, it was awesome! I can’t wait to go back.”

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Akim wanted to get a job in Adventure, so he headed down to the library and got the job from the job board.

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Lyosha was up early to get his 8th body skill point. Right after this he got a new exercise outfit.

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Zinaida earned her bronze badge before finally going to bed at 4:30 am.

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In the morning, it was family gardening time before work and school.

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Stepan got fired due to a bad chance card. 😦

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Zinaida brought her cousin Zhenya home from school.

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Lyosha brought David Ottomas. Akim didn’t get a school bus friend, so he played with Snickerdoodle instead.

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As soon as Brittany got home (with a promotion), she took Stepan and Lyosha down to the Rummage Basement to unload some extra produce. Now that they weren’t going for stars, she loaded the excess vegetables into crates to sell.

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Nobody actually bought any vegetables, but Lyosha did earn a silver sales badge.

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Lyosha has chemistry with 2 teens he knows, and they’re both dating someone else. So back home, it was time to make a wish.

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He got Alon the paper boy, and got his first kiss.

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Stepan headed down to the library to get a job in Oceanography, his current LTW career.

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“Ugh! Mom! I hate this!”

“You could go read a book about body skill instead.”

“No, this is faster.”

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They’ve had a sentry bot for forever, but someone finally remembered to turn it on. Merlin shall not steal the gnome!

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Stepan wanted to max his Nature enthusiasm, so he spent the night fishing while his family slept.

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He was very excited to head out to his first day in the Oceanography career, at 3 in the morning.

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Brittany decided to lose some weight. An hour of yoga in the morning before work did the trick.

(Man, I wish that worked in real life.)

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“Yeah, I’m in love with two guys. You interested in being the third?”

She’s talking to a college student she met at the store.

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Snickerdoodle had the house to himself for the day, and celebrated by sleeping.

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Stepan got home with a promotion and Noelle, and went right back to work.

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He returned a couple of hours later with another promotion, and Noelle again.

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Noelle was shocked and forced to leave after trying to steal the gnome.

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A short time later, a townie got it for knocking over the trash can.

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Zinaida needed an aspiration boost, so she asked Drina Bendett over for a date.

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The boys spent the evening on free will.

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I guess the college student isn’t going to be #3 after all.

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Akim headed off to his Crappy Teen Job.

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Brittany came home with a promotion.

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Lyosha and Zinaida helped out in the greenhouse before bed.

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Akim topped his Crappy Teen Job in just one day of work.

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Akim helped out in the garden as well and earned a bronze badge.

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The hungry members of the family didn’t sit down for dinner until after midnight, because I failed to realize they were hungry until then.

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The next morning, Brittany sat down at the chess board right away. She had the day off, and needed her last two logic points. Akim had some free time and decided to help her out.

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I don’t know how Stepan gets so dried out at work, since he’s supposedly in the ocean. Maybe it’s just the salt water.

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Zinaida brought Tosha Go home from school, and they had a nice outing.

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Finally, after about eight hours chained to the chess table, Brittany maxed her logic.

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“Hah hah hah, I shall steal the gnome…oh wait, they have a sentry bot.”

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Unfortunately, the sentry bot malfunctioned, allowing Jordon to escape with the gnome.

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Zinaida was still hanging out outside after finishing her outing with Tosha, so she got the joyful task of fixing the sentry bot.

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The teens spent the evening hanging out in the three seasons room.

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As it got late, it was time for Akim to head to college. He earned a whopping $9500 in scholarships (grades, 7 skills, job, and alien abduction). He also has a tiny little trust fund worth $56,500.

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After Akim moved out, Brittany decided she’d better spend some time with her kids before it was too late and they were gone, too.

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Stepan had to leave for work at 3 am. Good thing he doesn’t need to sleep.

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Zinaida finished getting all her skill points for scholarships, a whole season early. The education bookshelf is awesome.

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Brittany made her 30th best friend. Still can’t fulfill her 2nd LTW to have 20. (I may reroll her LTW next season.)

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I wasn’t sure what to do for Reno Day, since the house is already pretty upgraded. So they got curtains in the bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Stepan got home with a promotion, and a cold.

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Fortunately, a bowl of his dad’s comfort soup hit the spot and cured his cold.

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Pavel managed to snatch the gnome before the sentry bot could do its duty.

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Pavel was actually Lyosha’s school bus friend, but Lyosha had homework, so Zinaida hung out with him instead.

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Brittany was promoted to the top of the Education career. She is clearly super thrilled.

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Lyosha finally got to hang out with Pavel.

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The season finished out with a little family time in the garden.

That’s it for the Parkers! Next is the Fairchild family.

Stats:

Family: Parker

Businesses:

Sunshine Floral, rank 10

Parker Statuary, rank 10

Skate World, rank 10

Dining in Style, rank 10

The Rummage Basement, rank 10

General fund contributions: $37,700 (taxes $32,200, school fees $5500)

Donated $100,000 = 1 university building

Playable sims: 138

Sim multiplier: 67

Population: 9246

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