Father Knows Best? Chapter 1

The next story starter kit is a married couple with a child-age daughter whom they both desperately want to see succeed in life… but they each have different ideas about what success means and their daughter isn’t so sure she agrees with either of her parents.

Father Knows Best? posted 1/30/2022

Back Story

Jase and his husband, Samuel, met back in college completely by accident. Jase was on his way to football practice and Samuel was in a rush to get to the computer lab and they collided with each other in the hall. Jase offered to buy Samuel a coffee after practice as an apology and the rest, as they say, is history. Despite their wildly different interests, they fell in love, got married, and adopted a little girl named Hailey.

Everything changed for them in the best way when their daughter came into their lives. Their careers were still important to them but it became more about being successful so they could give Hailey a good life. When Jase got his big break by making it into the minor leagues, they bought a bigger house in the suburbs so their daughter would have more space to play. Their whole world revolves around Hailey, so it’s breaking their hearts that she doesn’t seem to be living up to her full potential.

They’re constantly getting calls from Hailey’s teachers complaining about her lack of interest in her studies and her disruptive behaviour in class. Jase thinks the problem is that Hailey isn’t active enough so she’s restless during class hours; he keeps trying to push her into sports to help her release all that energy. Samuel completely disagrees with his husband and feels like sports are just another distraction for her; he thinks she should learn to code in order to lay down the building blocks for self-discipline and critical thinking. Their opposing views on how to help their daughter become successful has led to more than a few heated arguments between them lately.

Caught in the middle is poor Haleigh. Her parents are so busy butting heads over what they think she needs that no one’s really listening to her. If they did, she’d tell her dads that all this pressure they’re putting on her is what’s making her feel overwhelmed and unable to focus. She isn’t trying to be disruptive when she acts out in class; she’s just trying to make people laugh because that’s what she loves to do. Why does she have to be into sports or really good with computers to be successful? Why doesn’t she get to choose what success is for herself?

Will Hailey’s parents learn to lecture less and listen more? Or will the conflict only get worse as Hailey gets older? Well, that’s all up to you!

Other Info:

Jase Slade
  • Age: Young Adult
  • Traits: Active, Bro, Ambitious, High Metabolism
  • Aspiration: Bodybuilder
  • Likes: Orange, Electronica Music, Fitness, Contemporary Décor
  • Dislikes: Blue, Retro Music, Programming, Farmhouse Décor
  • Skills: Fitness (5), Charisma (4), Handiness (3)
  • Career: Athlete (5 – Professional Athlete Branch)
  • Packs Used: None! Base Game Compatible!
Samuel Clemens
  • Age: Young Adult
  • Traits: Genius, Geek, Family-Oriented, Quick Learner
  • Aspiration: Computer Whiz
  • Likes: Grey, Retro Music, Programming, Contemporary Décor
  • Dislikes: Yellow, Electronica Music, Fitness, Farmhouse Décor
  • Skills: Programming (4), Video Gaming (3), Cooking (3)
  • Career: Tech Guru (4)
  • Packs Used: None! Base Game Compatible!
Hailey Slade-Clemens
  • Age: Child
  • Traits: Erratic
  • Aspiration: Social Butterfly
  • Likes: Blue, Kids Radio Music, Comedy
  • Dislikes: Orange, Electronica Music, Fitness
  • Skills: Social (4), Mental (2), Motor (2)
  • Career: Grade School D Student
  • Packs Used: None! Base Game Compatible!

Upscale Contempo

This spacious, three-story contemporary home is the perfect fit for a small family with upscale taste. With an open concept floor plan, a home gym, office, and entertaining patio, you won’t have to sacrifice style to raise a happy family here. While the main floor is suited for entertaining guests, the second bedroom and monkey bars underneath the covered patio make this home the ideal place for a successful couple to balance family life with career hustle.

Lot Info:

  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Price: §97,668
  • Size: 30×20
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Lot Traits: Bracing Breezes, Fast Internet
  • Packs Used: None! Base Game Compatible!
  • Tips to Use This Lot:
    • Jase, Samuel, & Hailey come with enough simoleons to purchase their home and have some savings leftover.

Jase and Samuel settle into their new house in Willow Creek in the original Potters Splay lot. They immediately head inside to do their thing – Jase heads for the treadmill while Samuel loads up his Sims game. Hailey is erratic so she will be fun. She is also a D student and will need to decide how to handle that. Jase is physical, Samuel is mental, and Hailey is creative. Actually, Hailey has a social aspiration so she is going to work on that first. Then she will switch to creative, if she has time before her birthday in 12 days.

While she isn’t interested in the mental aspect as much as Samuel would like, she has accepted that improving her grades is necessary. She also joins the scouts so she can collect the badges.

Then she begins catching up on her homework.

The neighbors drop by to welcome the family to the neighborhood, although they are basically ignored once they are invited in the house.

Jase is upstairs studying opponents.

Samuel is practicing programming in the office.

Bob and Eliza headed upstairs and camped out in Hailey’s room while she worked on her homework and then her makeup work. Bob kept getting flirty with Eliza, who kept ignoring him. Eventually, Hailey finished all her homework and collected her first badge. Everyone headed down stairs to meet up with the parents.

The welcome party finally ends and Bob and Eliza head home. Or at least they leave. Don’t care where they went. Hailey and her parents have fruitcake for dinner which makes two of them sick. Everyone heads to bed early tonight. Tomorrow is Monday and it is a school day for Hailey.


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I have been playing Sims since August 2005; a member, then a moderator, and now an admin of Boolprop.net since October 2006. My sister is the one that hooked me on Sims in the beginning. She had all of the original Sims games and one week while I was on vacation I took her games and started playing. That was the beginning of my obsession. I played Sims 1 for about a month and then decided to buy Sims 2. When Sims 3 was released I made the move and have never looked back. Now I am all in on Sims 4 and still loving it.

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