PREVIOUSLY, Aria gave birth to a second son, Logan, and both Luca and Logan soon aged up to toddlers. Liam finally accepted Aria's marriage proposal, and the two were quickly married off. Liam proved that his assholery doesn't extend to his children, as he's actually a pretty good dad, and both boys became children. Marriage didn't really expand upon the relationship between Aria and Liam however, and their interactions remain almost exclusively woohooing and making out.
In case you hadn't guessed by her change of clothes in the last update, Aria is pregnant again.
I'll forgive him the open-mouthed amazement, given that this is probably the first time he's ever SEEN Aria pregnant. Gotten her pregnant plenty, seen the immediate results of it once.
LIAM: And soon you'll be playing with BLOCKS! And-
I think Liam is a bit overly excited about this pregnancy thing.
The boys get along fabulously, no drama there.
LOGAN: Apparently Mom's pregnant again. I'm not sure how I feel about that . . .
LUCA: You and me, it'll be us against the baby. Hugs!
So, is now a good time to mention that Luca is the most friendly Sim I've ever had? Yes, that includes his very popular mother. Luca always autonomously does this stuff, and talks to anybody and everybody. Just you wait.
The only other thing that happened in this house was that Liam fixed the television. The screen popped out, as you can see.
LIAM: Um, I think this repair might be a bit above me?
No, you're cool. Try the screwdriver!
This face can only mean one thing:
ARIA: WHY DO YOU SOUND SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS?
I thought you loved babies?
ARIA: NOT NOW.
LIAM: PUT IT BACK, PUT IT BACK!
Is that . . . what . . . ?
ARIA: You love babies? HERE'S THREE.
LIAM: Hmm, what do I feel like for lunch? A sandwich? Yeah, a sandwich sounds good.
WE HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT, LIAM. LIKE GLITCHED BABIES.
So I had some corrupt custom content in my game that only appeared with multiple births. The first-born would be fine, any others would be monsters. Instead of dealing with this at the time (. . . or in a timely fashion, for that matter), I just immediately aged the triplets up to toddlers. You may be saying "Hey, you skipped the annoying infant stage! No fair!" To which I respond: TRIPLET. TODDLERS. Fuck my life.
First born is Jude, a friendly genius. Like a stereotypical genius, he is a fan of classical music. His food choices are more simple: pb & j.
Next up is Daisy, who is athletic and
And finally we have Glory, an easily-impressed virtuoso who is the first blonde and was halfway to blinking when I took this picture. She has the same likes as Jude, classical music and peanut butter & jam sandwiches. Normally I wouldn't condone two out of three triplets obviously teaming up against the third when they're just out of the womb. But then, I met Daisy.
(Also, may I note how dangerous it is to go to YouTube when it recommends clips from Community on your homepage? This task became a lot longer than I had bargained for. But also more enjoyable! ♥)
This is a pretty normal sight around the house nowadays, yes. Daisy looking content is not out of place - it turns out the evil one out of triplet toddlers is the happiest, thanks to the seeing others suffer positive moodlet. Heinous creature.
Don't worry, even though Glory wasn't in that picture, she's still just as miserable as her sane brother.
Um, Aria? I'm not sure those heels are the most practical idea around here.
ARIA: But I love them!
Do you also love not killing yourself on one of your five children's toys? Have some priorities!
I spoke too soon. Aria DOES have priorities, such as starting the skilling of her thee toddlers nice and early.
Now, a montage:
Logan Crescendo, best brother ever?
LIAM: She just insulted you. You're trash!
LUCA: Really, kittenmittons?
Well, let's look at this objectively, Luca. You're sitting there with an empty bowl, while your brother is playing with the toddler that was crying.
LUCA: I can play too!
. . . You're playing by yourself. Not the same thing.
Oh, look, someone realized there was a third toddler. I'm pretty sure that? Is the face of a girl who knows the best way to get away with being an evil brat is to ALSO be a total daddy's girl.
ARIA: How bad would it be if I threw this one into the ceiling? I have four others, and this one's evil to boot. What do you think?
I think that you should put the toddler down, Aria. Regardless of how heinous she already is/will grow up to be.
The boys brought home a classmate the next day after school.
GRAYSON: Yeah, I'm out.
What, why? Both Luca and Logan are social!
. . . Prove me wrong, boys. Good call.
LUCA: We're busy.
Clearly. I mean, this is how you two spend most of your autonomous time. Couldn't you go for a break in the monotony?
Fine then. If you're not going to be social, you're going to do your homework.
ARIA: Look at my picturesque family! The boys doing homework, and all the toddlers looking happy and out from underfoot. Yay!
I'll give you that, yes. You look deceptively calm and normal.
LUCA: Could Jude be any louder?
LOGAN: Why won't he stop crying?
Um, guys? Jude's not crying right now.
Which marks pretty much one of two times he wasn't crying throughout his toddlerhood. This being the second.
Glory, luckily, is an abnormally cheerful toddler. Jude is pretty pouty, and Daisy, though content with the suffering around her (Thanks, Jude!), is a terror, so Glory is a pleasure.
Well, how did THAT get in here?!
With my determination to get all the toddler skills done as quickly as possible, the triplets get a lot of attention from Aria. Which keeps Jude from being pouty all the time too. Bonus!
The eldest boys get their share of attention from Liam, at least.
LIAM: Whoa, Luca, check out the beatdown that Tyler Durden just gave Jared Leto!
LUCA: Ahahaha, he got owned!
LOGAN: How best can I infiltrate this bonding conversation?
LOGAN: Did you know this movie was based on a book? You know, one of those things people write? Like, with a quill? You could read the book instead of watch the movie!
LIAM: Maybe if I ignore him, he'll think I didn't hear him, and I won't have to respond. Okay, look really into the movie, Liam.
LUCA: Did he just suggest we read the book instead of watching the movie? A book?
LOGAN: . . . I'm going to bed.
LIAM: + Real men don't read books, son. They watch Brad Pitt kick Jared Leto's ass.
I'll give Luca a pass because one, he is a child, and two, look at his role model. Yeah.
ilu Aria. Never change.
Jude, Daisy is in no way blocking your way to the bunny toy, and even if she is, not only is she doing it on purpose, but you have like ten of them. You'll live. More pressingly, I don't think two toddlers being on the balcony is a good thing. Aria is preoccupied with potty training Glory; this falls on you, Liam.
LIAM: I'm reading.
A book? But you shunned Logan for reading only last night!
LIAM: It's all a matter of convenience, really.
. . . You're the worst role model ever.
Also, Logan, what's wrong?
LOGAN: Fractions are terrifying!
No. No, they're really not. However, this family's dysfunction is beginning to be.
Well, this looks normal, at least! Talking to your athletic daughter about sports is perfectly fine, so - go, Liam!
LIAM: She's more interested in death, sorry.
Yeah. Of course she is.
Aria seems to be having more luck with Glory at least.
ARIA: Say "muscles!" It'll come in handy when you meet a buff guy and want to compliment him.
I don't think we have to worry about that yet.
ARIA: You can never be too prepared!
. . . Can we teach our toddlers to talk about normal things, please?
. . . That's gossiping about Daisy. NOT NORMAL. Not undeserved, but still. GIVE ME SOME NORMAL MOMENTS TO DOCUMENT.
Well, at least it's reciprocated? Is that a bright side?
LIAM: My eldest is growing up! This means an extra pair of hands to take care of the triplets! SWEET!
MTE, Liam. MTE.
They carry on with the birthday, determined not to let Jude's crying get in the way here. By this point, I'm sure they can just block it out.
Teen Luca! He rolled the workaholic trait, and since his LTW is work-related (Superstar Athlete), that's fine by me. He also rolled the still looking good trait. He has Aria's face and lip shape, Liam's eye color and shape, and a mix of their noses. Not a bad mix, although I still think he favors Liam a bit more in general. Either way, Luca = GORGEOUS.
Hi, Luca! Welcome to your life as a teenager.
LUCA: Fuck my life.
Logan! You have a bed. I've seen you use it in the past. What seems to be the issue here?
P.S. I used Aria's camera phone to snap some pictures of the kids. Not the best quality, of course, but still cute.
Comparison shot of Liam and Luca. With
LUCA: Yay. Heir. Awesome.
Come on, isn't that the goal of legacy children?
LUCA: It'd involve more toddlers, right? I think I've had enough of that.
LIAM: I am awesome. CAPTAIN Awesome.
That name is already taken. And besides, you're not.
LIAM: What about Captain Tightpants?
More suiting, but also taken.
LIAM: Well, I do kind of look like I'd be a Captain something with this pose, right?
You do. Appearances can be deceiving.
Enough Liam time, it's Logan's birthday!
LOGAN: I'm not sure about this . . . Does this mean I'm going to have to help with the toddlers like Luca does?
It's okay, Aria is excited enough for both of you.
I find it infinitely amusing that Logan aged up into the hair that both Liam and Luca are currently sporting. Spoiler alert: He doesn't get to keep it.
He rolled the computer whiz trait, and got a suitably nerdy makeover. He takes after his mother VERY strongly, with pretty much only his hair color from Liam. His eyes remain a mystery, and so does his nose, for that matter. I mean, it's definitely Aria's, but it's about five times larger than hers. Final consensus: Logan is nowhere near as good-looking as his brother, but he is ridiculously adorable and I love him.
Family birthday dinner! Without any toddlers!
Not because they're in bed, save Glory, mind you, but they're otherwise occupied. And, more importantly, they're UPSTAIRS. Trapped, is what I'm saying.
Logan has long since discovered that the best way to watch TV is by himself, when everyone else is asleep. This has the added benefit of giving him no competition for my attention.
Not like he'd have much trouble anyway. ♥
Someone else in the house did wake up, though not to interrupt Logan, but to interrupt my peace of mind.
THAT BETTER NOT BE PREGNANCY SICKNESS, ARIA. HAVE YOU LOOKED AT YOUR FAMILY? WHY WOULD YOU EVER WANT MORE? BEST NOT BE PREGNANT.
NEXT TIME, we get out of the toddler stage x3!
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