I take a lot of photos with the Bancrofts. And because I've had issues lately with exiting without saving, it's hard for me to tell which photos are which. So some of these will be all over the place.
Here is Madison as a child. The dress is from Mod the Sims. I've never been much of a mod/CC user as I tend to be wary of fucking up my game but I know Mod the Sims is a trusted site. We also have Michael. These photos are from the old house.
I decided to get Martin to ring up the Headmaster to get the twins into private school. He comes over and you have to give him a house tour, cook him a meal and schmooze with him. Because Max was only a toddler when this happened, he is not actually in private school; I'd have to ring up and do the whole scenario again, which I don't really want to have to do as it's a bit of a fag for the family. You know fundies, they don't like having to make an effort if they don't have to! In my head the kids just ignore the secular stuff and do as much Bible stuff as they can at home. Or maybe Sapphire Springs has compulsory school. Who knows.
Here's Madison in her new uniform. It's not as modest as Karen and Martin would like, but it's a skirt at least. Aside: I HATE how photos are stored/named in my Sims 2 folder. You get a snapshot and a thumbnail for every photo you take, and they're given some stupid long code like 'e7474311_a758403c'. For the Sims 3, it's a lot more simple: Snapshot-1, Snapshot-2 etc.
Whilst pregnant with her fourth child (I think this was the pregnancy that resulted in Mark, who of course doesn't exist now), Karen decided to go to her hobby lot and enter a cooking competition. She reckoned her family could cope alone. She entered (and won) with Berry Pie.
Bonus photo: This is what happens when you build a snowman: a penguin comes and starts talking to it. Because why not?
Martin got fat because he ate when he wasn't hungry (so much like real life *sigh*). He's in politics so he practises Charisma by talking to himself in the mirror. The first sign of madness...
Thank God for Aspiration Points and being able to buy Smart Milk and the Thinking Cap to increase skill gain/skill teaching ability. Result: toddler learns all skills at super speed. (Also thanks to BoolProp for allowing me to max my Aspiration meter so this actually works instead of going into failure). You'll also notice I've got Boys and Girls doors on the bedrooms like they have for the public restrooms.
And here's a common scenario: Karen in labour! Yes I *did* use the Tombstone of Life and Death to speed up the pregnancy. For some reason she'd become pregnant a day or so before but hadn't grown the belly. So I sped things up. Madison and Michael turn into Teens soon so they can move to college. This birth resulted in fourth son Matthew and second daughter Martha.
The Permanent Happiness in the title refers to the fact that I used MaxMotives and Make Needs Static to keep the needs permanently high. How long I'll have it apply for I don't know, which explains the (Sort Of).
Now it's time to catch up with the Taylors.