Something really strange happened when Manzanita transitioned into childhood. She’d been a really happy and easy baby up until the last day of infancy, when she stopped breast-feeding, became hungry immediately after being bottle-fed, and woke exhausted after sleeping for hours.
Then, when I used the Random Trait Generator to determine her trait, she rolled the one trait I’ve been dreading and hoping to avoid throughout this legacy: evil.
She had the reddest plumbob I’ve ever seen.
When she became a child, her fun meter was red. Her hygiene meter was red. Her energy meter was red. Her social meter was yellow. And her hunger meter was nearly empty.
For a moment, I had a wicked thought. Maybe she will starve to death, and then I won’t have to play an evil Sim or a household that has an evil Sim in it!
When I became conscious of that thought, I paused. I reflected on what I know about life. Sometimes, those that are hardest to love are the ones that need love the most.
Her wishes scare me. She wishes to “Get to know… Acacia,” and then, after a nice friendly conversation (just don’t watch her facial expressions, and you can pretend it’s a friendly conversation), she wishes to be mean to Acacia.
Yeah. I don’t think that’s going to happen. I don’t think we’ll be having any mean interactions in this family.
So far, Palo Verde seems to be doing a good job of staying out of her way.
Fortunately, she rolled the Artistic Prodigy aspiration, and she loves drawing and playing with clay. In fact, while she was “drawing three pictures while inspired,” she became 100% happy without a single mean wish! So, as of right now, my plan is to have her spend all free time drawing while a child and painting while a teen, keeping my fingers crossed that she never rolls “goofball” for her trait (since that’s the exemplar trait which would make her the heir), and move her out just as soon as she hits young adulthood.
Palo Verde, meanwhile, is just one mental point away from completing the whiz kid aspiration–and he has just one day to do it! I see ahead of us 24 hours of no-sleep potion and chess. Hang in there, little buddy! It will totally be worth it! (Especially if you become the heir, which I’m hoping to holy llamas is the case!)