1.61: New Year’s Eve

It’s Saturday in-game and it’s also New Year’s Eve. The teenagers don’t have school, but Levi does have to work. Luckily it’s an afternoon shift, and not an evening where he’d go to work and come home tired. I’ve seen late night careers in-game.

The Hayward family has breakfast together. It’s nice to see that everyone is enjoying meals together. With Generation 2 closing in, family time is essential as a new heir(ess) will be chosen and when they become a young adult, will be moving out.

Because Levi has to work today, it means it’s time to show off his painting skills. Because he’s the top of his career and also mastered the painting skill itself, we’ll go adventurous and see what he wants to paint for a Playful canvas. It’s New Year’s Eve after all and something playful will be nice.

The painting ends up being splashes of colors. I suppose one could say it was playful, almost as if a youngster did it. As long as Levi likes it, that’s really all that matters. And it turned out to be a masterpiece painting.

Jaxon has been stepping on dust bunnies ever since he became a teenager. I gave Levi a vacuum cleaner to get the dirtiness that other dust bunnies left that Jaxon couldn’t get. This actually is a lot of work. If Jaxon becomes heir, he’s going to be doing a lot of cleaning. Again, if Summer or Jason becomes heir, I will turn off the dust bunny mode.

Summer, wanting to be the Joke Star of the family, autonomously approached her mother who was watching her other son, Jason. I’m not sure if she was practicing a routine or was just in a silly mood. Only Summer knows.

I kept an eye on her for a short while seeing if her erraticness would come out as well, but it did not. She was just in a playful mood to be funny. She does continue to still talk to the stereo in the living room now and then. I think that’s the object she goes to most since the sound from it could make her think it is responding to her.

Jason sat down at the computer for a few in-game hours and autonomously worked on practicing programming.

It really is fun watching these sims do their own thing. I know I keep repeating this every few chapters, but it’s great to let these sims tell their own stories. I give them a push by randomly assigning them traits and then purposely selecting Aspirations. From there, they use these to create a story of their own for me to share.

Even though the twins have the Cat Lover trait, it was cute and I was in awe to see that Whopper approached Levi when he came home from work.

Whopper has truly become the family pet. if Jaxon or Jason are picked as heir, I will have them adopt a new kitten as I don’t want to pull Whopper away from Levi and Spica.

Late in the evening, I had the household gather in the living room to watch the countdown on the television. But first I forced it on all of them to have a resolution for the new year. They only have an in-game week to complete these resolutions, so I have to choose wisely for them.

Starting with the Founder of this Legacy, Levi is given a New Year Resolution to Raise a Skill.

I also gave Spica the Raise a Skill Resolution.

For Summer and the twins, they’re going to try and Complete an Aspiration Milestone.

I didn’t realize there were so few choices. I honestly didn’t even know I would have to pick a New Year’s Resolution for each of them. But I did. Now I have to wait 7 in-game days to see if they can follow through and achieve them. I am assuming I’ll get a notification whether or not they made their goals.

Then the countdown to midnight began. They all got up from the 2 couches and watched the television with anticipation. Once midnight hit, they all cheered. I like this screenshot because it looks like Jaxon is putting an arm around his mom. Then they celebrated autonomously with hugs.  Of course Levi and Spica shared a New Year’s kiss.

“Happy In-Game New Year, Hayward Family!”


Levi’s Current Skills

Bowling – 1
Charisma – 6
Comedy – 3

Cooking – 10
Dancing – 2
Fitness – 5
Gardening – 1
Gourmet Cooking – 3
Handiness – 3
Logic – 3
Mischief – 6
Naturism – 2
Painting – 10
Parenting – 9

Persuasion – 1
Singing – 1
Vampire Lore – 2
Video Gaming – 4
Wellness – 1
Writing – 1

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