42 - Just Go to Bed, Brooke!

Household Status: 
Liam Messorem - Daddy, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Adilyn Messorem - Mommy, Witch, Young Adult.
Blaze Messorem - Boy #1, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Brylee Messorem - Girl #1, Witch, Young Adult.
Bastian Messorem - Boy #2, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Bethany Messorem - Girl #2, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Bentley Messorem - Boy #3, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Benny Messorem - Boy #4, Witch, Young Adult.
Belle Messorem - Girl #3, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Brielle Messorem - Girl #4, Witch, Young Adult.
Briony Messorem - Girl #5, Witch, Young Adult.
Bianca Messorem - Girl #6, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Beona Messorem - Girl #7, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Brighton Messorem - Boy #5, Witch, Teen.
Brett Messorem - Boy #6, Werewolf, Teen.
Brooke Messorem - Bad Apple Girl #8, Werewolf, Teen.
Baer Messorem - Bad Apple Boy #7, Werewolf, Child.
Blossom Messorem - Girl #9, Witch, Child.
Blake Messorem - Boy #8, Witch, Child. 
Bevan Messorem - Boy #9, Fairy, Toddler.
Bria Messorem - Girl #10, Vampire, Toddler.
Brynne Messorem - Girl #11, Genie, Burrito.
Baron Messorem - Boy #10, Mermaid, Burrito.

(crawls in)
What day is it? What month? What year? Where am I?
Let's just pretend I didn't just drop this challenge and leave it hanging for like a month, shall we?
Well why don't we start where we ended up last...? 
Brain: do you even remember where that was?
Me: OF COURSE I DO... (pulls up a tab of last chapter) we were... uh... suffering from... something. well I suppose that's not unusual in this file. 
Brain: You ended on them trying for baby with ghost Liam.
OH RIGHT see I totally knew that. TOTALLY.

This picture makes a lot more sense now why it was the first in my screenshots folder. 
Ahem, anywho... HI EVERYONE! I have notifs to start this chapter apparently.

Brooke learned to drive finally! Then some Town news: 

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabbbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeesssssssss! From both Ezzie and Quinn AND Blaze and his lady! Perfection!

Liam: fuck doors. Who needs them?
Me: maybe ghost lifestates have further purpose?
Everyone in the house: (panics) AH A GHOST!
Me: Oh, right, no they don't.

(internal screaming)
Is getting OLDER.

Also Brylee's poor husband as the sad job of escorting the kids to their field trip. I love how he talks to Baer in the same way I do.

I see he listens to Gerald about as well as he listens to me. At least he's consistent. 
(has serious urge to rename Gerald, 'Geralt') 
(resists it)

Lol ghost-Liam makes me laugh... such a strange look for him!

There, that's better!

Adilyn is making progress with her books.

Brooke: HEYYY someone put a fence in my way! HELLOOOO! I was just going to turn the swings on fast!
Me: CLOSE CALL. Let's just go ahead and preemptively fix this...


Way to go babe!

Let's celebrate with mommy-tot time! 

This picture was taken for a reason.
I'm sure that reason was of the utmost importance. 

Blossom has been really cranking out paintings! She's got about level 8 or 9 writing, level 6 painting and level 4 logic. With around 4 days before teenagerhood... she's got a lot under her belt already!

The eldest twins continue to be invaluable as they skill and take care of the house.

Meanwhile... (grumbles) BROOKE. COME. HOME.

Thank goodness for this option.

The toddlers were happily working on their skill books.

Adilyn is doing... something here? I dunno this was all before I finally picked up the file again yesterday. I've had finals and stories and panic and stress and sleep since this point.

(snorts) Liam is such a secret softie, painting cute animals... 

After the books have been read it's time for the tots to crawl off to their beds and go night-night! 
(heaves great sigh) I'm still SO thankful for those tot beds.

Adilyn is radiant and gor-going to be sick it seems.

I feel like such a cruel sim parent. I could've gotten her the never-nauseous reward from pregnancy 1 onward and yet...
It feels like I would've been cheating her out of the experience!
Adilyn: Experience... pfft. 'Experience,' my ass.
I think she agrees with me.

This is where I picked it up yesterday. Blossom and Blake are painting.

At very fast speeds.

The babies are still babies.
Which makes sense they're only like a day old. Why does it feel like it's been 100 years.

The boys are watching TV.

And Liam skedaddles back to painting.

Brooke is no longer being a nuisance on the side of the road, but a nuisance in the front lawn... so... progress?

Baer is sleeping soundly in the bedroom.

A unicorn and deer? Well Liam... you're really coming along in your painting...
No but really doesn't anyone else just love that he's BASICALLY the trope of really scary, intimidating werewolf (usually) daddy over here who paints pictures of ponies and doe-eyed giraffes?

(weeps over what Belle could've had)

Nothing is right in the world. Why are the elders snatching up all these YOUNGSTERS. 
My frustration was not helped by this long series of events: 

Me: No, let's not. Also, you're bald? Whatever. Change back. I'm not dealing with you being stuck in werewolf form.

Brooke: Oh my head what happened?
Me: You were trying to get away with never aging up you little-

Me: are you SERIOUS
Brooke: RAWR!
Me: (changes her back) LIAM.

Liam: I'm on it. 
Brooke: (shifts to werewolfism once again)

Liam: Until you learn how to manage your werewolfism properly young lady you are forbidden from having it at all.

Brooke: (cheeky, slightly guilty look)
Me: That's it. I'm going to choke her.

Liam: At least let me send her to bed.
Me: It's 5am she should've gone HOURS ago.

So we do that. Five in-game minutes later:

Brooke: (staying exactly where she was)

Me: so glad she's listening to us, Liam.
Liam: (groans) teenagers. I'm going back to painting. Call me when she's older.
Liam: You'll be fine, just remember, she smells fear.

Adilyn stumbles out of the all-in-one.
Me: ADDY, BABE, you won't believe what your husband-
Adilyn: I literally just puked my guts out, I don't care.
Me: (eye twitch and groans) whhyyyyyy.

Time for another spin on the parenting devices I mean, swings.

Awww, Brett's girlfriend aged up a day before him. Guess that wish to go on a date with her will have to wait a bit.

The bad apples run in their own circles and schedules. So far Baer has been pretty good about getting sleep, food, homework, and school, which is pretty much all I can ask for from them. 
Brooke, on the other hand... well you've SEEN what she's been up to. To be on the safe side I've decided to have Liam take away Werewolfism from Baer too. Yup, Brooke spoiled it for the WHOLE family.

The resort hit 5-Stars today and I didn't catch a picture of Liam getting his points because it happened RIGHT at the time the game put up the announcement that it was Brett/Brighton's birthday today, so it all faded away while I was stuck behind a window. FYI today is a MASSIVE skill gain/LTW gain day so prepare for a LOT less pictures and a lot more notifs. Sorrryyyy.

Well, I did warn you.

The school bus came and promptly made Liam long for parenthood once again.

Wish granted, buddy.
You've got a few more of those LEFT.

Bus: (refuses to leave without Brooke on it) 

Me: lsjdtgl;kajs;dlgkja;olsijg;aolskjgdaSANGRYIAMANGRY.

Ok fine, craft some wings or something.

Why don't you just KEEP HER while you're at it.

When did I become Grug?

Ah yes I remember this one.
We know what Liam's inherited singing voice does, so... let's climb the tree.

I'm both relieved and disappointed. Anyways, now that you've made everyone LATE for school, Brooke, why don't you get on the freaking BUS SO WE CAN CARRY ON WITH OUR LIVES.

All the Messorem's in the WORLD and you pick old townies... whatever floats your boat!

Bum. Bum. Bum... another one bites the dust.

I said I wasn't gonna lose my head but then POP! (pop) goes my heart!
I swear it's just one of those days. I'm sorry I've just been sort of falling down Hugh Grant land this past weekend since I discovered he looks like my baby Robert from Willow.

djgladksjg;a but the boys age up TONIGHT.
That means... BROOKE is the only one eligible to go! 
WHY...? The world is so cruel.

Poor Loreza... as long as she got what she needed done! 

Awwwwwwww how cute! He needs to age up to join her!

Brooke BROKE IT (grumbles more)

Liam is feeling this impending grandparenthood.

Blaze and Shirley are also enjoying the pre-parenthood bliss, it seems.

I peaked ahead... it's going to be a girl! Perfect!

Gawk, of course my boys would want to attend... you age up TONIGHT. It's WEDNESDAY. Prom is SATURDAY. (cries) I would've LOVED to have sent them to prom...

The town is still alive and well.

The teens got home and the responsible teens ate their basil and headed off to work for their last shift before adulthood.

The tots were hard at work on their skills.

Adilyn does some cleanup as Liam does some repairs... what a perfect duo!

I've not been keeping track of the toddlers much this go around, I think I'm finally getting THE END fever. SO CLOSE yet SO FAR.

Adilyn plays hover-parent as she waits to give them both their evening bottles. 

What a COOL painting! I love my painting replacement mod!
I find new things all the time!

That painting is pretty neat too! I have no idea where I got it from or if it's base-game or not. Probably Supernatural if I had to bet on it. (shrugs)

We interrupt this to bring you a toddler hug!

Yes, that's level three for both Brighton and Brett! Just in time for them to come home and age up! (crosses fingers and saves them to the bin) 

Before they pop up in age, let's get my ducks in a row and send the tots to bed.

The kids are happily painting.

Notif barrage: 

That aside, let the parties begin!

Brighton first, he gained the Hydrophobic trait!

Which means next is...


(wheezing) please?

Oh thank god.

Brett gained the Green Thumb trait.

I tallied up their totals and will be moving them out shortly.

Liam enters the scene just in time to wave at Bad-Apple Baer.
I'm suddenly alerted to a flash of red in my peripheral vision and I sigh with annoyance.

Whatever it is, Brooke... figure it out. Please?

I really want to wrap this up, but I want to get to the boys moving out first so...

Portraits are happening! Then during this, Liam and Adilyn's wish to "become grandparents" fired off so SOMEONE popped! Hurry up NRAAS I need to attack this child with pictures and love.

Wooo more skills down!


(head hits the desk repeatedly)
She's either stupid or stubborn and I don't like EITHER as traits for her!

OMGOMGOMGthere it issss!

He's so CUTE! A+ Bethy!!!
Also just an FYI that's the grandpa of this youngster with Bethy, her hubby is still young and probably at work making money for his BEAUTIFUL wife and family. 

While we wait on portraits I'm finishing up some last minute wishes for Brighton and Brett.
OP... and she's... she's...

I KNOW she hasn't slept in TWO days. That's why you're in the red, honey! Go to SLEEP.

Lol these messages always make me laugh.

Bruca Bruca Bruca!!! Yes! Be cute! Be happy!

Longest portrait painting EVER. Well in game it went really fast but man I'm trying to come up with things to SAY.

This could NOT come soon enough. Please Brooke... Please?

Why do we even HAVE a high chair?
Oh right, because the second I get rid of it everyone goes bonkers WISHING for one.

I just had to do two days worth of collections on the resort to get Adilyn to where Liam was. Another LTW in the bag.

Some snuggles before they go and...

I'm really going to miss these two...

Next time, let's hope for us being ONE step closer to done than we are right now! Toodles!


  1. I love Liam's paintings. So cute!!!

    Brooke, lol. Being a teenager has given her way too much freedom.

    Aww Dejuan is so handsome!

  2. Lol, Brooke refusing bed, welcome to ISBI-land. Hopefully Baer will be better when he's a teen... you're lucky he's not demanding bedtime stories as a child (assume you modded that right out).

    Damn, you're really raking in the points, I don't think I'm going to get anywhere close to your score.