Every birthday for childhood, teen years, and young adulthood, I hold my breath. Will I get a goofball? Manzanita’s adult trait began with the letter G and was followed by two identical vowels (Geek) and so was Willow’s: Good. Still, though we have yet to see the return of the Goofball, how can I regret that Willow rolled Good? It may be my favorite trait yet.
Willow’s so beautiful in such a unique way that it’s fitting that she be good, too. Now, her outer beauty fully reflects the inner.
Without a goofball in the family, the heirship falls to Ironwood. I think that he and Linda Noel are up for it!
They’ve quickly become BFFs and boyfriend and girlfriend (in answer to Linda’s whim), and they’ve discovered the delights of woo-hoo, with Linda rolling the wish for it daily. I guess that’s an activity that bros and bro-ettes enjoy! I’ll leave the decision of marriage up to them.
We’ve seen some changes around Cradle Rock.
Princess has left this corporeal realm.
Grim hung around for a while, and Willow befriended him.
I’m not sure that Grim is the one I’d choose to ask about woo-hoo, but Willow thought he was the guy to ask.
Later that afternoon, Grim showed up at the night club in Willow Creek when Willow, Poppy, and Kourtney headed over there so that Willow could gain experience performing her comedy routines.
No one seemed that interested in listening to Willow’s jokes, though. Even Grim preferred to shake it on the dance floor.
The day before Princess left, Linda set the outdoor stove on fire. Not a problem! The Cupcake and Willow put it out together. Nothing like bonding over an emergency!
The day after Princess left, Willow and her cousins became young adults. They held the party at Cradle Rock. I was hoping that Willow could invite all the Sims she’d met the day before at the night club. It would be fun to invite her friend Grim, too, for that matter!
Not a chance. None of them showed up in the invitation panel.
It was a family party.
Manzanita came dressed to party! She and Eleanor are the last ones left of Generation 3. Eleanor, who just became an elder, still has quite a bit of time left.
There’s just something so sweet about cousins and aunts! Manzanita was funny and friendly the entire time, so nobody felt angry or sad, and everyone celebrated the arrival into adulthood of these three beautiful young women.
The generations pass so quickly. I like to think of my own life from a generational perspective sometimes, now that I can see my own elder birthday looming not-so-many Sim days ahead of me. There’s something beautiful–along with something sad–in the passing of one generation and the coming of the next. My dad’s left already, over 10 years ago, actually. And my niece has had quadruplets who are now well out of toddlerhood and into childhood. And poised in the middle–or rather, edging ever closer to the far end of middle–I stand, reflecting on how very brief this time is. My nieces and nephews are stepping up to take up the reins, while my sister, brother, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, my sweetie, and myself, inch towards the edge. And my grandnieces and grandnephews move each day towards the time of their own ascendancy.
Oh, I-dub. Take the reins of this legacy. It’s your turn now, with Linda Noel, your cupcake. Cedar and Timothy, Acacia and Kyler, Palo Verde and Cassandra, they have all stepped aside. Before we know it, you and Linda will be stepping aside, too, handing the reins to Sims that haven’t yet been created. Maybe one day we will have another goofball. Or maybe we will just continue on the path that we’ve set out on so far, with Sims that carry in feature, voice, and gesture the remembrances of the ones who have come before, while carrying, too, each one, their own unique expressions of individuality.