17 - An Idiot Sandwich

Household Status: 
Liam Messorem - Daddy, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Adilyn Messorem - Mommy, Witch, Young Adult.
Blaze Messorem - Boy #1, Werewolf, Teen.
Brylee Messorem - Girl #1, Witch, Teen.
Bastian Messorem - Boy #2, Werewolf, Teen.
Bethany Messorem - Girl #2, Werewolf, Teen.
Bentley Messorem - Boy #3, Werewolf, Teen.
Benny Messorem - Boy #4, Witch, Child.
Belle Messorem - Girl #3, Werewolf, Child.
Brielle Messorem - Girl #4, Witch, Toddler.
Briony Messorem - Girl #5, Witch, Toddler.
Bianca Messorem - Girl #6, Werewolf, Burrito.
Beona Messorem - Girl #7, Werewolf, Burrito.

Yes, this is a mouthful to remember all these names. No, I don't expect anyone to, lol!

I cannot get over how cute these two are. Liam and Adilyn are always around each other and they just fit so perfectly! I'm so happy I did this with them!

Adilyn signed up ALL the kids for Study Club in one swoop. There's a lot to do today as we slowly try to get the Messorem's back up in working order!

Blaze gets startled by the welcome wagon coming to the door.

Bastian works on his homework.

Brielle (purple) and Briony (white/blue) work on their skills!

My Angry Alchemist gets back to his roots. ♥

I've been pushing Adilyn to work on her magic skills - maybe then we can start magically upgrading appliances like the All-In-Ones to never break!

Ah... the welcome wagon that just can't take a hint! We're too busy! Go away!

I'm trying to put a special focus on Bethany right now until she completes her Lifetime Wish.

Take a hint, take a hint!

The back of Bentley's head is just riddikulus.
He's also doing homework, and I've run out of interesting things to say regarding that.

Hey listen, lady. I did warn you.

I honestly didn't know what to expect when I had Bethany do the "Cursed Bite" interaction...

... I certainly didn't expect it to work.

Yet this is a smug face of one person down for her LTW, and 4 to go.

Tacky exclamation point use is tacky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Liam: Man I wish my skin could just sprout fur right this very second.


Bethany's got that 'lady-beast on a mission' walk.
What, you've never heard of that before? Me either.

Kids Benny and Belle tear up the playground... or just the skin on their hands.
(Screeching sound as Benny slowly inches down the pole)
Man that makes MY hands hurt thinking about it.

These spring riders legit make me feel insane sometimes. I'll be playing and panning around when the music for this will have me tearing everything up, 'WHERE IS THAT COMING FROM?!'

Liam: Yes I can stand over here and pretend we're in a pack while you hunt.
Beth: Cool beans.
Legitimately, you only need to have two sims who are werewolves near each other and in a "group/pack" to click the ground and hit "hunt with pack." The pack doesn't actually hunt. They can do whatever the hell they feel like while she hunts, and she still gets credit.

Benny: I sense there's something in that big-wide-somewhere!
Me: why the hell did Beauty and Beast music enter my head? I've seen that movie all of two times in my ENTIRE life.
Benny: I wouldn't question it.
Me: Good point. (Shrugs)

True story: Bethany is by far my prettiest werewolf. What a cute button nose!

Brielle and Briony at their skills again! You know, I love showing you such a wide variety of things...

Liam + more fur working on Alchemy.
... don't ever say Livvie never gave you variety!

AH the werewolf changes strike the house.

.... Bentley?
Bentley: Too busy. Must finish this novel.
His eyes say 'concentration,'
his arms say 'hospital.' 

Bastian and his art!
He may be a beast, but he is nothing if but a beast with fine taste!

Bentley: My hands!
Yes it is quite a miracle they're still attached.

Ms. Flammable is still working at the potions table. I fear for us all.

I have so much love in the fact that Blaze is a Couch Potato. I will find him by the TV whenever I leave him alone. He never strays further.

Liam, once again, bags $500 for just existing and asking to join his career.

This also didn't take long. Holy jeebus guys you legit JUST had babies before I moved you. You have ELEVEN children right now.
Liam and Adilyn: MOAR.

No fire?
No fire?!

Only NINE more to go?

Bethany has made great progress on some of her hunts and is about 1/4 of the way done with her LTW, given she's got like 15 days, I'm hopeful!

Another stalker knocks on the door.
This one SMELLS too. Great.

Also can we just LOOK at this poor lady's knee/foot here at the bottom? ^ YEOUCH.

Liam: (makes face) ewww, why she gotta stank up our walkway? Kick her real good, Beth!


2/5; 7k/40k.

Teens are wonderful. Look at that burrito care. 10/10 would teen burrito care again.

Blaze does the cooking, as usual. I feel like this household functions on the back of these teens lately.

ALL the teens wished to learn how to drive, so I figured the game must've forgotten. I went to rectify it with Blaze and Brylee first (as they already KNEW technically), yet the option wasn't there. I checked with NRAAs and they still remembered how to drive! Weird that they rolled the wish for it? Oh well, less work for me!

More tots on toys!

Bastian only ever paints pictures of beautiful hearts with slight anatomical correctness to them - I think you guys will remember the other paintings he's done.
Maybe he's a romantic sap at heart?

This house is a zoo but I love it. I'm always pulled back to it each time, despite how large or nerve-wrecking it appears.


Yes... a much less flammable way to enjoy logic. Honestly I don't have much else for Brylee to do since her lifetime wish is done, and she's not really rolling wishes for anything, so I've just stuck her to logic, hoping something will crop up.

The kids all slowly make it to their beds.

All the babes were put to rest too.
Time for a new day - the first day waking up in the new house. Let's see how my routines do. (fingers crossed, legs crossed, ankles crossed, toes crossed)


Adilyn woke up once (since she went to bed first and Liam did bedtime duty for the twin tots) to tend to the burritos.

I gather the "pack" for a morning hunt for Bethany.

Yes! Yes! Yes!
Routines are a go-go-go!

I peak out the window and... what is this?

*Random dude sprints across the lawn in just a pair of shorts*
Ah, tis a good omen from the Sim gods. I'm certain.

Tot love time!

Sometimes I wonder if I should put more clothes on Liam, but... nah.

Target acquired.

(sigh) as expected. At least it's not 'try for baby/risky.'

The kids spend the morning having fun before heading off to school, but not before a quick change for our early morning pack members!

There, all better!

Liam snuck out to get his last recipe book for alchemy. He now knows all the elixir recipes.

Burrito love! No, I'm not going to differentiate the two. One burrito is Bianca, and one is Beona. No I can't tell them apart. That's why it's Burrito one and burrito two, lol.

Brielle is my favorite of the toddler twins. Only because she's actually capable/competent enough to keep track of what she's doing. Briony will scream and cry and throw fits doing everything. I'll tell her to play with blocks and she'll drop her queue three to four times before I can get her butt all the way over there. As such, Brielle has fully maxed the peg box AND the Xylophone by this point while her sister has not maxed EITHER. Ironically it's Briony who's the perceptive genius.

So it's because of this that I have Liam put down the toddler books he picked up when getting his last recipe and Brielle just eats them right up!
No, I don't have pictures of Briony having a fit. I find it best to not reward that kind of behavior. (Says this with certainty as she crosses her arms and turns her nose away in distaste).

Cute Brielle is cute and so very smart!
(Stares at Briony)
(Looks back at Brielle)

Maybe you absorbed all of her 'genius' in the womb?

Ack! Where's my crowbar...

That is not the face of a man who is excited to own a hot tub.

Awww, shiet. I love this couple so much.

(is slapped by cuteness).
OK SO, Blaze got invited to someone's house named Frances after school. Rule #2 in a big household: do not fuck with the schedule under any circumstance.
I reject it.

Well, well, SOMEONE has a crush/is desperate to get into this household.

Adilyn gets to work on the garden. They do have a designated garden "area" but I can't fit this station in it, so until the plants are entirely grown/producing harvest I'm letting them sit under the station (where they'll grow faster).
I'm not using the fertilizer though, just the fact that the station naturally seems to make the plants grow faster.
I figure this will help make up for all the produce we had to lose during the move (as I said, I completely CLEARED all inventories; nothing plantable came with)!

The kids get back home from school and it's wish granting time.

Oh, and homework time too.

Brylee has work right after school (at 4), so I usually have her just stay outside of school, do her homework (complete it) and then go straight to work before coming home at 7. Blaze, on the other hand, has work from 6-9, so he comes home, does his homework, and leaves for work.

Liam tends to his bees (yes we can't forget those now, can we?) and Adilyn tends to herself and getting pranked. Hilariously, her hair color is not far off from the one it was "dyed" to.

Oh here's that Frances girl. Can't imagine why she'd want to hang out here alone and -

Oh. Suddenly this makes a lot more sense to me right now.

Dinner chaos at the routine time.

Here's what my household panel looks like. It's not too bad! I know the names may make it seem like it's one helluva hectic house, but honestly this is one of my calmer houses.
I only have 8 sims with the Nixes (my Short Dynasty) and it feels a lot more like a scramble than this household.

Ignoring the fact that it's raining and impossible to see the stars... these two are still so freaking adorable!


Bethany was on the hunt when... what-o? What's this?

Routine is love.
Routine is life.

This is the face of someone who is realizing the err of her ways.

Either that or she's about to.

Frances: OH GODS.

Frances: NO. NEVER.

Bethany: (victory howl).

Bethany: We'll let you live this time, mortal.

Bethany: (asks Frances to leave).
Frances: (waves happily)
Bethany: (immediately wishes to be friends with Frances) What a nice idiot-sandwich. We should be friends.

The wish train rolled into town and I had Adilyn and Liam tend to their adoring fans.

This woman just loves being a mom, it's so cute!

Heh, these kids are so perfect. This file just gets more and more fun for me as time goes on.
Hopefully you're enjoying the ride too!


  1. Oh man.. nothing worse than when a rando decides to wake one of your babies who are peacefully sleeping, except when that baby is part of a set that happens to be on the same schedule. *twitch* Frances deserved everything she got. Except the friend wish. LOL

    1. I KNOW! Lol, I was SO mad! I wanted to send Adilyn to fire-blast her but decided I'd just send Beth in and was satisfied with my results. That'll teach me not to lock the nursery door again! You'd think after the last time with the Gift-Giving Party I would've LEARNED but nope!
      To be fair, I woke up the twin with Adilyn right after just to be on the safe side. I'd rather them be tired and grumpy (and on the same schedule) than on two different schedules!

      Lol, for what it's worth, I quickly dismissed the friend wish like SHE'S NOT WORTH IT. Hindsight I was a bit hasty, but I mean... emotions were high! Lol!

  2. Haha, turning the people who dare interrupt your routine, great idea! Good luck with the Leader of the Pack LTW, that thing is a slog. I find that the value the insect/gem says in the hover popup is not the same as the value credited to the LTW. Feel free to test it for yourself. Hunting is a great way to pick up rare and valuable collectables, though.

    1. I know, right? It was a win-win. She got punished, and Bethany got to increase her LTW success.
      Oh I can already tell it's going to be a slog, but I've got around 10(ish) days and I'm going to be testing some things out to see what I can do for it. I'm going to regret her not having that Gatherer trait, but I'm not sure HOW MUCH MORE it would help. She's finding pieces like Soulpiece and Rainbow Butterflies - part of me wonders if she CUTS the Soulpiece (thus making it WORTH more) will it count towards her LTW? Probably not... but I've got a lot of testing to do!
      At the very least the coffers will never be low again. XD