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(Sims 3) Taylors Part Three: It's Been A While

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I loaded Sims 3 today. I thought I'd muted all the sound options (voices, music, ambient, sound effects). Turns out I'd only muted music. I played and... NO CRACKLING PRAISE RUFUS. It cured itself! Tis a true Rufus miracle!! So I unmuted music and.... played!!! The game is a tiny bit slow, but it's barely noticeable. I get the occasional visual glitch, but nothing major or that impedes game play.

I haven't really played the Bancrofts all that much. It can be a little strange playing a whole bunch of families without story progression, i.e. when you play as Madison Walker and her family, her siblings/nieces/nephews are frozen in time, don't age etc. And really, they're getting to the point where it's just marriage and babies... just like the Duggars eh?? :pb_lol::pb_lol: I will probably still play them, maybe just focusing on one or two of the kids.

And I always wanted to try and figure out what was wrong with my Sims 3 game. I *really* should have thought of uninstalling and reinstalling sooner. I is a dumbass.

So, without further ado, let's jump into the Sims 3 Taylor family. 

Melissa was asleep, so I got Joey to take care of the kids.

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Always the grossest part of parenting... emptying the potty. It's gotta be done, Joey.

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And a diaper change for Diana. 

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Toddlers are so cute! This is Elijah and Francesca playing peek-a-boo in the playpen.

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Time to teach yourself to walk, Diana!

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The bedrooms as they are currently. There are officially four days before the toddlers age up, but I age up Sims 3 toddlers when they still have one day left.

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Time to wake up and be a mom, Melissa! 

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Aww, poor little Francesca. 

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Gotta start on those wife-and-mommy skills early, Bethany!

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Early-morning sprinkler play. This is the best game for modest swimwear. 

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Quick nap whilst there's not much going on with the toddlers.

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Joey came home from work feeling stressed, so he decided to tend his garden. It's doing pretty well.

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The kids are home from ebil public school. Andrew needs a bath.

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I bought a jungle gym! Christopher gets up early to play.

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Playtime in the girls' room! 

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Managed to get most of the family in this shot. Melissa decided to actually TEACH Francesca how to talk. :shock:

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Is... Christopher... DANCING?? :shock:

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Yep.

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BONUS! I currently have two Sims 3 save games. The Taylors live in Appaloosa Plains, and my other game is in Sunset Valley. Martin Brown and Stephanie Langley are married with two grown-up kids, Alexandra and Jessica. I built some venues (aka bars of various types) and the Langley-Browns own two of them (out of a possible six I built). Martin decided to visit one of the ones he doesn't own one evening. He was dancing downstairs when someone had a medical emergency (he's a doctor). Incidentally, this guy (in the yellow fairy outfit) is Alexandra's father in law; he's called Marty Jackson. The person in the background is Emma Hatch, one of the premades, who is a werewolf. She's partly shocked at what's going on and partly starstruck (the Langley-Brown family members are all Celebrities to some degree. Needless to say the Taylors are NOT celebrities).

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