Nom de Plume, Chapter 4

When you have a lot of kids, you have a lot of homework.  Thankfully, the nannies also double as tutors.

It’s a chunky monkey.

Alexis is crying for no reason.  Her needs are all in the green and she does not have any negative moodlets.

Cookie monster!

Where did everyone go?  Sitting here patiently, waiting to be let out.

Hello?  Is someone there?

[cue scary music]

Clarke survives the night (no more horror movies for him), and the next day the kids help the toddlers learn their shapes.

Isabel works on her aspiration.  One guess as to what it is.

Loving on the super hero.  Alexis loves purple.

The twins get in some social/creative time.  The dollhouse is a big draw and the kids are always there playing.  Always.

Clarke looks angry but was actually listening to a story.  Just what he needs is more scary stories.

And we have our first birthday of the week – Clarke becomes a child.

And the race is on – who will get to the bathroom first?

Dance queen!

Story time

Salim completes his aspiration.

Mathew completes his aspiration.

Alexis is a dirty toddler.  Somehow she is always dirty.  She has more baths than most of my toddlers, including the ones that go on walkabout.

Clarke convinces Mathew to play chess with him.  Although this looks more like a staring contest.

Bedtime for the kids.

Salim gets Alexis to bed.  In addition to being dirty, her needs drop really fast.  She is always hungry, sleepy, or needing to potty.

The nanny will be leaving soon.  He has been a good one.

Salim gets to choose his own activities now that his aspiration is complete and the kids are getting older.

Flashcards are fun.

Hugs are better.


Isabel completes her aspiration.

Do . Not . Set . The . Kitchen . On . Fire!!

Birthday #2 – Mathew is becoming a teen.

Bye-bye Nanny What’s-Your-Name

Chilling in the hot tub.

Bubbling in the bath.  Yes, once again she is in the bathtub.  For the record, she is not using her diaper.  Her hygiene just drops very fast.

Dance party.  Isabel is teaching Alexis how to dance.  The others decided to join the fun.

Everything breaks, every damn day.  Salim and Monica can’t keep up with the repairs so they give in and hire the handyman every day.

4am – not quite ready to get up – but don’t want to go back to bed.

With aspirations completed, Salim gives meditation a shot. He finds it boring.

Monica gets serious about yoga.

Mommy! Stop yodeling and come pick me up and set me down beside my bed!  Mommy! Mommy! Mom! MOM!

Finally, it is time for the youngest to become a child.

The nursery is empty.

The entire family celebrates Alexis’s birthday with another dance party.

Isabel has spent most of the week sick and drinking orange juice.

A quick look at Alexis and the week is done.

Monica de Plume

  • Aspiration: Bestselling Author – Bestselling Author
  • Career: Writer – Page Two Journalist
  • Traits: Creative, Bookworm, Family-oriented
    • Muser
    • Creative Visionary

Salim Benali

  • Aspiration: Bestselling Author – Completed
  • Career: Writer – Novelist
  • Traits: Creative, Lazy, Bookworm
    • Muser
    • Poetic

Mathew de Plume

  • Toddler Trait: Independent
  • Traits: Self-assured, Music Lover
    • Muser
    • Happy Toddler, Creatively Gifted

Orchid de Plume

  • Toddler Trait: Clingy
  • Traits: Neat
    • Happy Toddler

Nectar de Plume

  • Toddler Trait: Angelic
  • Traits: Good
    • Happy Toddler

Isabel de Plume

  • Toddler Trait: Silly
  • Traits: Goofball
    • Happy Toddler

Clarke de Plume

  • Toddler Trait: Inquisitive
  • Traits: Glutton
    • Happy Toddler

Alexis de Plume

  • Toddler Trait: Charmer
  • Traits: Kleptomaniac
    • Happy Toddler

Letters Used

  • A-C—–I—MNO———–

Letters Remaining


Achievements Completed – 785 points

  • Introvert – 25 points
  • Just Getting Started – 25 points
  • Harvested Interest – 25 points
  • Splice of Life – 25 points
  • You-Reek-A! – 10 points
  • All Nighter – 25 points
  • In the Game – 50 points
  • Older & Wiser – 10 points
  • What Makes a Sim Turn Neutral? – 25 points
  • Whimsical – 50 points
  • Green Thumb – 50 points
  • Triple Play – 25 points
  • Knock, Knock… – 50 points
  • What Would It Be Like? – 10 points
  • Full House – 10 points
  • Literal Genius – 50 points
  • No Excuse – 10 points
  • 50-Mile-High Club – 10 points
  • It’s Not Brain Surgery – 50 points
  • Very Special Delivery – 50 points
  • Code Monk – 50 points
  • Fired Up – 50 points
  • Honorary SimGuru – 100 points


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I have been playing Sims since August 2005; a member, then a moderator, and now an admin of 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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