Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Week Six Part Ten: Dejackome-Seifert

Timothy Seifert: 39 years old. Aspiration: Knowledge. LTW: Become Media Magnate. (Fulfilled: Become Prestidigitator.) Astrological sign: Virgo.
Jeannie Dejackome-Seifert: 31 years old. Aspiration: Knowledge. LTW: Become Head of SCIA. Astrological sign: Aquarius.
Caitlin Seifert: 3 years old. Astrological sign: Virgo.
Patrick Seifert: Baby.
BJ Bigfoot: Aspiration: Knowledge. LTW: Own 5 Top-Level Businesses. Astrological sign: Aries.

Jeannie is a Dejackome by birth. Her siblings have all been played already this round. (In parts eight, two, and five respectively.)

Tim is a former Secret Society member, and BJ is, well, a Bigfoot. So neither of them have family trees to speak of.

narrated by Jeannie Dejackome-Seifert

When Patrick was just a few months old, Tim managed to become the owner of his own newspaper. It pays well and he likes the work, but the hours are terrible. That's why he asked me to do this update; he wants to spend some time with the kids before bedtime.

I really don't remember much that happened while Patrick was a baby. There was just kind of a sleepless haze for a couple of years, and then one day they were five and two instead of three and zero and could play together quietly and I had time to take care of other things.

We got Caitlin into private school right away, of course. I showed the headmaster around the house while BJ made lobster. Tim was working and showed up just in time to sit down with us for dinner.

Not long after Patrick was born, BJ got it in his head that he would like to adopt a child. He didn't know if it would be possible, given the vast amounts of Sasquatch discrimination, but he worked on all the application materials anyway.

Well, a baby girl was born in Sim City on May 23 of 2050 (shortly after Patrick turned 4), and BJ got a call about a week later asking if he was interested. He was, and Anastasia arrived the next day.
Now, I was happy with the decision Tim and I made to have only two kids, for lots of reasons, but I also can't say I was unhappy to have a baby in the house again, especially since Patrick went to kindergarten the year after Anastasia arrived.

We got him into private school with his sister, of course.

Meanwhile, Caitlin was only about eight but she was already helping out constantly around the house and weeding the little garden we have out back and generally being ridiculously grown-up.

Of course, the kids did have plenty of fun too. My sister Gretchen's kids, Emmy and Shelley, are almost exactly the same ages as Caitlin and Patrick, so they came over for playdates frequently.

Caitlin also ended up good friends with this boy from across town, Brian Pons. They're in the same class at school, and he seems like a nice boy.

Soon, Anastasia grew up enough that she started to be a playmate for Caitlin and Patrick too.

The three of them can spend hours playing together nicely at the activity table we have in the upstairs landing. I'll be kind of sad when they all outgrow that--and I'm sure they will; Caitlin will be heading off to high school in two short years.

Now that the kids are older, Tim and I have had more time to spend together. We still don't have a lot of time, thanks to his job, but we don't need to do anything fancy. Even just sitting and having breakfast together before the kids wake up is a great time to reconnect and remember why we decided to spend the rest of our crazy-busy lives together.

The Dejackome-Seifert-Bigfoot family continues to do well financially--their giant house is now quite well-furnished.
Upstairs you have (clockwise from top left) Caitlin and Patrick's room, Anastasia's nursery, Tim and Jeannie's room, and BJ's room. When Anastasia ages to child I'll move her in with Caitlin and Patrick will get his own room. 
This is what the house looks like on the outside. I'm still really proud of how it turned out.

And the backyard.


1. Tim reached TOC and LTW #2 when he became a Media Magnate. His new LTW? Become Prestidigitator. Again. I hope that isn't the kind of glitch that spells doom for my neighborhood.

2. I think I was having BJ call a repairman or something and noticed that calling the adoption service was an option for him. So I tried it to see what would happen, and Anastasia happened. I'm counting her as Generation 3 since her father was invited to move in by a member of Generation 2.


  1. A giant house indeed! Is it manageable, or do you find it takes your Sims a long time to just get from A to B?
    So far, there is no Bigfoot in my neighbourhood. I really should send my Sims on holiday every now and then!

    1. It has been a very long time since I played this household (probably 4 or 5 months in real time), but I don't recall it being difficult to navigate. I think it helped that I was smart and put it right up against the street. No attractive front yards for my Sims!

  2. Would have been even funnier if the adopted baby was a bigfoot too!

    1. Ha, that would be funny! Too bad aging a bigfoot down to a baby to see what it'd look like would probably cause major glitches.