Monday, May 27, 2013

Yessam 1

Year 17-21 (Summer) - Drama Unfolds

Yessam Family:
Mama J Yessam - Female Elder - Knowledge - Max Out 7 Skills - Aquarius
Jenn Yessam - Female Adult - Family - Reach Golden Anniversary - Aries
Rich Yessam - Male Adult - Popularity - Become Captain Hero - Aquarius
Camden Yessam -  Male Child - Saggitarius

Last Round: Mama J spent time skilling.  The womrat, Panda, got lots of attention from both Mama J and Camden.  Jenn and Rich spent time flirting together and woohooing a lot. Camden played with friends he brought home from school.

 The summer started well with Jenn getting to spend some time with her son Camden.  Camden was "showing off" for his mom in his bedroom.  It's not well decorated yet, but he doesn't seem to mind.

 Meanwhile, Mama J was still working on those body skill points.  Body has got to be one of the hardest to max out, especially without any equipment.  The family just couldn't afford any at this point.

 Jenn is a very motherly wife and mom, she takes time in the morning to make breakfast for the family before work carpools and school buses show up.

 She makes sure to take plenty of time to spend with Rich, who seems to have been motivated by his mother-in-law to get more in shape.  The chances of Rich ever being IN shape are slim, but at least he's trying.

 Camden tends to spend a lot of time painting at the easel.  He has quite a few skills and should be able to leave for University with lots of scholarships. His grandma has clearly rubbed off on him too.

 Panda, the womrat, is still alive, and is still taken care of.  The whole family seems to really like Panda and rolls up wishes to play with him, or take care of him with decent regularity.  Jenn enjoys dancing in her nightie, which she spends the majority of her time in.  She and Rich have been doing plenty of trying to get pregnant, but so far it hasn't happened.

 Mama J finally breaks down and buys an exercise bike with the bonus money Jenn and Rich got for their promotions.  On the bike she manages to max out her body skill.  Not really needing it anymore the bike gets sold to bring some of the money back.  Next up for Mama J is logic skill.

 About 1/2 way through summer it was time for Camden's birthday and many friends of the neighborhood are invited.  Camden doesn't have a lot of kid friends so the guests are mostly adults.

 Everyone gathers around to watch Camden blow out his candles.  He takes a deep breath and blows them all out in one try.  He is hoping all of his dreams come true, and with that takes a step back and lets the transition begin.

 Camden does the unexpected, at least to me, and become a romance sim with a wish to have 20 simultaneous lovers.  He is is very playful and active, but not nice at all, and not overly outgoing so this may be a tough thing for him.  Time will see.

 One of the first things he wants to do after growing up is to play with Panda.  This has got to be one of the most loved pets ever, especially for a womrat.  Panda is a rather cute little thing, and I guess if Camden is this nice to his pet there might be hope for him with people yet.

 Mama J did attend the party, but this it's back to logic skill learning for her.  He life is quickly coming to an end, but she really wants those skills.

 Rich spends some time with her out at the chess board.  Logic is good for him too, and I think he's getting tired of jumping rope or doing yoga all the time.  They have a nice chat, and Mama J finishes up all there is to know in logic.

 Camden has started on his lovers already, bringing home a girl from his school, Vyn Shaw.  She really thinks he's hot, and enjoys his flirtatious advances.

Before the end of the day they wind up in bed together.  At first it appeared they would just talk and maybe kiss on the bed, but after a few times the new teen took it all the way.

 Everyone was in the house, but Jenn just wanted to talk to Vyn, mostly about cooking.  Mama J had moved onto book studying, which isn't as exciting as playing a game, but is just what she wanted.

 Camden maybe a romancer now, but he still takes his studies very seriously.  He does his homework every day, and still enjoys painting or learning new things.

 The family takes a trip to the lake on Saturday, and Camden gets his FIRST kiss.  Apparently Vyn and Camden didn't register the kisses they had before woohoo as being a real kiss.

 The lake starts on rather boring for the family, they take time talking to a friend and each other, playing some games and just hanging out.  I'm trying to not control them when they get to the lake, just like family Sunday's.

 Because of this Camden lost some money to the con artist that likes to hang out there.  You would like the sims would learn by now not to listen to him.  Oh well, a lesson learned for Camden....I hope.

 A meal of somewhat burnt hot dogs is had, and a game of hacky sack is going strong in the background. This family is really close and seems to prefer spending time together then with anyone else.

 At home the family time together continues, Mama J studying, Rich watching TV and Jenn watching Rich.  On their off time this is a pretty typical look for the family.

 Occasionally it looks more like this, Mama J (or Rich) on the phone, Jenn painting and Camden writing in his journal.  I'm curious what he's writing about his aunt Beulah. Maybe we'll find out soon since it's time for family Sunday soon.

 Mama J doesn't spend all her time with her nose in a book.  Sometimes she watches the birds.  She like Nature the best and would enjoy doing more bird watching in the future.

 Their family table is very small, so meals are eaten at different times very often, but they also depend on who's over for dinner.  This is Jenn's good friend so they eat together and Mama J decides to join them before heading back to the books.

Then it's time for family Sunday.  The Yessam's are related to the Norwood's through Beulah and Mama J.  They are sisters, although the family connection is somewhat broken in the family tree.  We do not know who their parents were, but the whole Norwood clan is brought over for the day.

 Maxwell leaps into his father's live in girlfriend's arms.  They seem to have a bit of a thing going on.  There is no end to some of the family drama in a few of these families, the Norwood's being one.  The day is nice so everyone is outside enjoying the day.

 Rich takes time out to get to know Shelby Barrett, who joined the Norwood clan recently.  Maxwell tries talking to Jenn, and they have a decent conversation.

 Then the drama begins.  I think Jenn tried to hug Maxwell and he didn't appreciate it.  After his display with Shelby earlier that is somewhat surprising and Jenn is rather hurt about it.  Bruce and Beulah talk in the driveway, but something about what's happening upsets Camden and he throws a fit.

 Camden then starts poking Bruce, which really upsets Shasta, Bruce's daughter.  Shelby seems oblivious to what is happening around her, and Rich just keeps talking to Maxwell. This continues, Camden getting really upset over nothing I could see, and pokes Bruce, who pokes him back and Shasta runs off crying.

 The boys, however, seem to get along fine and enjoy a meal together.  They talk about girls, and dating, and a little bit of everything throughout dinner.  These relationships will likely be very important.

Camden asks Shasta to play catch with him, and even though she has been pretty upset with him all day she agrees.  Her reward is having Camden throw the ball at her as hard as possible.  He really is quite a mean sim.  I'm sure the Norwood family Sunday coming up later in the round should spark some more drama.  For now, however, that's the end of Summer for the Yessam's, and we leave Jenn and Rich dancing away in the background, and the exciting news that Mama J maxed all 7 of her skills.  She will likely not survive long into the next round, so she got it in just in time.


  1. If I remember correctly, the Norwoods are fighters. I loved playing them when we were all doing Fellowship 1. As for Mamma J and Beulah being sisters...ehhhhh yeeeahhhhh....that was done thru a little SimPE wizardry before I uploaded the hood for everyone. I made a couple of other connections too. I really should have done a better job with it, like putting dead parents in there for Mamma J and Beulah. Hmmm...maybe I will someday. ;)

    1. Oh, so it was you who did that. I like that they are sisters, and I don't really worry about their parents. :) I figured it had to be done with Sim PE. The Norwood's might be fighters, but I KNOW Bruce didn't start this one. It was all Camden. Bruce was too busy flirting and kissing his girlfriend, and talking to people. Now I'm not sure which of those things set Camden off like it did, but that was all his meanness coming out. Which you will have seen.

  2. I love your Saturdays on the lake and family Sundays!

    1. I always liked your family Sunday's, so I'm glad you don't mind I swiped it. :) They are fun, and can really cause some crazy drama. Glad you stopped by again.