Round 1: Oldie 1
The Happiest Kid on SimEarth
The Happiest Kid on SimEarth
Coral and Herb Oldie, the adoptive parents of Mary-Sue Pleasant, have had an empty nest for several years now. How will they finish out their golden years?
Me: Hello, Miss Coral. My, what a pretty flower arrangement you're making.
Coral: Thank you, dear. That lovely Florence Delarosa from Bluewater, such a sweet young lady, came over yesterday and gave me a lesson.
Coral: After Mary-Sue and Daniel told us they were adopting, I got to thinking. "Herb, dear" I says to my hubby, "Herb, why don't we adopt another child?"
I think I gave Mr. Oldie the shivers there, I did. Here we are in our golden years, fixin' to have another child. But we got such a joy from raising Mary-Sue, our dear sweet precious baby girl. The adoption agency we worked with in Takemizu was wonderful, such dear sweet people, and very professional.
Anyway, Herb says to me, "Well, Mrs. Oldie, we do have the space. If you reckon we can keep up with a youngin, by golly I think we can too." So Herb called up the agency this morning. They were thrilled that we wanted to adopt again. They said they would bring the little tyke by tomorrow morning.
Now, dear, can I fix you a cup of tea or a glass of lemonade before I leave for work?
Me: *snoring* Oh, excuse me, Miss Coral. I must have dozed a little. Um, burning the midnight oil at work, you know.
Coral: Oh, yes, work. I must be on my way, dear.
Later that day...
Me: Welcome home, Mr. Herb. Congratulations on your promotion to Piano Tuner.
Me: Welcome home, Miss Coral. Congratulations on your promotion to...Numbers Runner? Um, Miss Coral, do you know that is illegal?
Coral: Oh, yes, quite illegal, dear, but I'm so good at it. I've always had a head for numbers.
Me: *facepalm* You could be in big trouble with the adoption agency if they hear about this, not to mention the Wrightsville Lottery Commission, and the SBI.
Me: Given your advanced stage in life, I think it's wise that you've chosen a child. I just hope the Social Worker doesn't ask for employment references.
Me: It's very cute.
Me: Welcome to the Uberhood, Larry!
Me: I'm sure you'll like it here. Mr. Herb and Miss Coral are very nice people. Just don't get on Miss Coral's bad side, though, ok. I wouldn't want to see you sleeping with real fishes.
Me: *struggling to resist a Diff'rent Strokes reference*
Me: Enjoying your helicopter, I see.
Coral: Is that so? My Herb was a concert master in his day. Mr. Oldie played the sweetest concertos, he did, such a talented dear. Why I remember once he performed in Simnegie Hall...
Me: Make a run for it, kid!
Larry: Mr. Herb has been giving me lessons.
Me: They are paying off.
Me: I'll take that as a yes.
Me: Is it me, or do you just not say much?
Herb: Sorry, it's a habit. You've met my sweet Coral, right?
Herb: I love her as the day is long but that woman is a motor mouth. This is the longest two- sided conversation I've had in fifty years.
Larry: Mr. Herb helped me with my homework last night, and I got an A+.
Me: Way to go, Larry!
Larry: I bought a friend home from school, too.Me: Why, it's Chloe! She is becoming quite the social butterfly. You couldn't have picked a better person to share in the news of your good grades, Larry.
I think these two would be a cute couple. Too bad the alphabet twist won't let them be together.
Me: Miss Coral, I hope you don't expect me to congratulate you on reaching the top the Criminal career!
Me: Uh-oh! Looks like Chloe stayed too long. Brandi has come to fetch her.
Me: The poor kid is pooped, but he had a fantastic week. He is definitely the happiest kid in the Uberhood!
Larry is a really sweet kid. Herb and Coral spoiled him rotten, and he was in platinum mood nearly all week. I think he's going to be a Fortune Sim because he kept spinning up wants related to the lemonade stand.
Yay! We made it through Pleasantview! It's hard to move on to Strangetown because I am very attached to the Pleasantview Sims. Will Don win over Dina? What will Chloe be like as a teenager? Will Daniel get his boy? Will Cass find a guy whose name starts with C or will she have to wait for Christopher to grow up? So many questions that can't be answered just yet. Anyway, the Curious Brothers are up next. Stay tuned!