“This is a mess!” Dylan shouted.
“I told you not to go in the bathroom!” Victoria called back. “I’m fixing it, I swear!”
“And now Connery needs a bath too! I don’t even want to know what he’s rolling in.”
“Oh, Dylan, you’re being so… Dylan,” Andria said. “Give the kid a break.”
“My apologies,” Dylan said. “A big mess like this makes me a little unhinged.”
“You’re cute when you’re unhinged,” Andria said.
“Mom! Dad! Could you go somewhere else!” Victoria said. “I need to fix the bathtub.”
After she fixed the bathtub for the second time, Victoria return to work on the stereo, which was staunchly refusing to be repaired.
That went about as expected.
Dylan was still cleaning the floor in the bathroom,
so Victoria had to clean off upstairs.
She was really starting to hate that stereo.
The Samples extended clan decided to do something different for Snowflake Day this year — a family reunion at the festival park.
The day dawned bleakly overcast and snowing heavily, with the potential of a serious storm later. After a quick conference by telephone tree (because Dylan had never been comfortable with email), everyone decided to head to Little Cottage Park and hope for the best.
Victoria pulled Edmund onto the skating rink.
With mixed results.
For both of them.
Winston expressed his feelings about the weather in a more passive-aggressive way.
Gamora, on the other hand, wasn’t terribly interested in family reunions. She had different plans for Snowflake Day.
She’d found a chemical compound that she could use to treat raw eggs that made them bond with the surface they touched.
Her victim would have to have his door sanded and repainted to get them out.
Even better, her victim turned out to be home. She’d like to claim that the egg that hit him in the face was intentional, but he just managed to open the door at just the right time….
She did manage to throw a couple of eggs into his foyer. That was a bonus.
“What can I do to get you to leave me alone!!” Whitney shouted.
“Oh, you can’t do anything,” Gamora said. “I’ll stop when I’m done with you. Don’t hold your breath.”
Whitney called the cops, of course, but Gamora was safe at home by then.
When she returned home from her mischief, Sawyer was happy to see her. “I hope you’ve had a nice Snowflake Day,” he said. “Social custom dictates that we spend the day bonding.”
Sawyer would probably appreciate her project to punish sims who had hurt him, but Gamora deemed it prudent not to let him know when she broke the law. So she just smiled. “Sure, Dad. What did you have in mind?”
“Have you ever tried a mind meld?” Sawyer asked. “I haven’t tried one in years.”
“Never heard of it,” Gamora said, “but I’m willing to try.”
“I have been really lax with your television education,” Sawyer said. “Remind me to remedy that.”
“Huh,” Gamora said. “I don’t get it.”
“It used to work better than that,” Sawyer admitted with a scowl.
So they played chess instead. That was something they could both appreciate.
The Sample extended family arrived at Little Cottage, starting with Dylan’s cousin Gina Sample-Baerwyn.
She brought her little daughter Leona, who she was raising alone after her boyfriend’s sudden death. She wasn’t interested in talking about the tragedies of her life, but she was delighted with her daughter.
Uncle Stanley Marmalade, Aunt Abby’s half-brother, was also there. He technically didn’t share any blood with Dylan’s family due to Grandma Sky’s messed-up relationships, but nobody really cared.
Stanley was there alone. He was full of stories about his sons and bleary-eyed from new baby sleep. Andria found him sitting outside in the snow and had to pull him inside.
His partner Jody was home with their school-aged son Chauncey and new baby boy Sidney.
“I know what we all need!” Winston declared. “Hot cocoa! I brought my own cocoa beans. I want to try out a new recipe.”
While Winston was preparing his concoction and nobody was watching, Edmund made snow angles outside.
“Wow!” Victoria said. “I never knew hot cocoa could taste so good!”
“Thanks!” Winston said. “I think I’ll add more cinnamon next time.”
“This really is amazing,” Dylan said. “It’s good to get us all together. I wish Abby and Chaim could have made it”
“I married into an amazing family,” Andria said with a smile.
“Of course you did,” Dylan said with a twinkle in his eye. “You married me!”
And the race is on to finish Gen 6 before the end of the year. One more post to go! Can I do it??
Nice timing for Snowflake Day, with the real life calendar! And what a lovely holiday. I laughed out loud at Sawyer telling Gamora that social custom dictates spending time together on this holiday. It’s true! In real life, that’s precisely what I’ve been doing, too. Can they really do a mind meld in Sims 3?!
I’m relieved to see that Dylan and Andria are just as charming and adorable, or more, as elders.
Snowflake Day is always such a wonderful opportunity to get the entire family together 🙂 And I particularly liked that Sawyer and Gamora spent some time, too. There really is a special bond between them.
I love love love holidays! Seasons may be my favorite expansion. I can always come up with something fun to do with them :).