Chapter 37: The Crazy Train

Marriage and fatherhood is hard work. Very hard work. It was great when it was just me, Dee, and Jazzy. I could pour all my energy, time, and devotion into two awesome people. Now I have Dee, Jazzy, Jayla, and Jayden! I thought being surrounded by pitter patter of little feet would be a blast–and it is–but it’s soo hard keeping up with all these kids! And they’re all soo different! For the most part, they are wonderful children and they don’t get into much trouble. Of course, girls will be girls, and sisters fight, but they go right back to be friends within five minutes.

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I needed some time to myself to think, so I made myself a birthday cake and celebrated alone. I wished for my children to grow up to be healthy and successful and that Dee and I would have the strength to make it.

10-17-14_8-09 PMI’m not saying that there is trouble in paradise because we are both still very happy with each other and our new role in life. But, I’m just concerned that things aren’t what they used to be. Well, for us there was no “used to be.” I mean, we met in high school, messed around for a while, I graduated and didn’t see anyone else while I waited for her to graduate, we got married, and then we were pregnant! Maybe these feelings that I have are normal, but I need to make sure Dee is ok. I think she needs to know how I feel about her.

Life never slows down! I had been trying to wait for the “perfect” time to talk to Dee, but that time never came! First of all, she’s ALWAYS in the kitchen because these kids are ALWAYS hungry! I don’t remember Ava and I eating this much!

10-17-14_9-50 PMAt one time I had gotten promoted, and my hours changed to 8-4. I wasn’t too thrilled about going to work earlier, but at least I got to spend time with my kids before school. It was soo great to be able to walk them to the bus stop in the mornings!

10-17-14_9-52 PMBefore we knew it, it was Jazzy’s birthday! Ok, pause for a second…MY BABY IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!

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jasmineShe may be a teenager now, and I know I have other children, but she will ALWAYS be my baby! She knows it too because she still likes being around us.

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Anyway, back to the story.

I miss my wife!! I really do. I recently was promoted again, and I now work from 1-9 and Dee works 3-11. It’s soo good that Jazzy is older and responsible because I would hate having three young children at home alone every night. Our schedules do not coincide at all! I have weekends off, and she doesn’t. I have Tuesdays off, and she has Thursdays off. When are we ever going to see each other?! I thought we would finally have a few hours alone the day after Jazzy’s birthday, but it turns out that she didn’t have to go to school that day. It didn’t matter. I had to talk to Dee! After she got the twins ready and off to school I asked her to join me in the den.

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I took her hand and just looked at her. I stared deeply into those light brown eyes that mesmerized me the first time I saw her.

“Hi,” I said with a satisfying grin on my face.

She knew. She smiled back. She probably had a thousand things to do including going to bed before work, but she knew we needed this.

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“Are you happy,” I asked.

“Of course I am! Why do you ask?”

“I just…I don’t know. Things have been soo crazy lately, and we see each other like every three days for minutes at a time! I feel like we’re more like roommates than husband and wife. And things between us happened so fast…sometimes I feel like we don’t even really know each other that well.”

She looked at me as if she had anticipated this conversation years ago and she finally was going to say what she needed to say. She gently touched my arm an completely blew my mind with the story she told me.

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“I understand what you mean. Do you know why it was so easy for me to fall in love with you and agree to marry you as crazy as that was? I know your parents died when you were little, and that’s rough. But you had parents who loved you. You had parents, an aunt, uncle, and a cousin who sacrificed her young adult life and raised you. I didn’t have ANY of that. My mom was a real whore! She screwed everything that walked. She didn’t have me and my brother because she was getting old and wanted to settle down. She had us because she finally got caught. She never wanted to have children. When my father found out she was pregnant, he left her and she raised me alone. When I was two, she went out one night and met another man. When he found out she had a child, he left her too, but by then she was already pregnant again. She was devastated because she had never been rejected before. She said that we were ruining her life, so she sent us to live with my grandma. It was at my grandma’s that I learned about family, sacrifice, love, and how to be a lady. When I met you, I knew you were a proud and conceited jerk, but I saw more than that! I knew you were just messing around with me because you could–”

“Oh my goodness, I’m soo embarrassed! You knew I was playing with you? Then why did you marry me?”

“That’s what I’m trying to explain, Aiden! Yes, I knew you were playing with me, but I knew you weren’t a player. You pretended to be, but that wasn’t you. You never even looked at another girl when you were so-called ‘playing’ with me.  Even after you turned 18 and could have thrown me away for a grown woman, you didn’t. I knew you had the potential to be everything my grandma taught me about how a man should treat a woman how families are supposed to be.”

She called my bluff! I knew she was very discerning, but I had no idea she saw completely through me! What an AMAZING woman I have. I didn’t even know she was that amazing!

“Dee! How could you have seen all of that when I didn’t even see it myself?

“I guess you could say it’s a woman’s intuition.”

“You’re amazing!”

“I know! So, let me just put you at ease here. I know things are hard. Sometimes I really don’t like it, and I do get frustrated…”

“You do? When?”

“I’m never gonna let you see that. Life doesn’t always go as we plan it, so we have to be flexible enough to take whatever life gives us. Life gave me a horrible mother and home life, but now I get to be great mom to three amazing children! Do I get to spend as much time with them as I’d like? Heck no! But I love them, and I know that they know I love them and that’s enough for me. You and I never see each other, but you don’t complain, you don’t make me feel bad, and you’re still here. I couldn’t have asked for a better life! Besides, it’s not always going to be like this.”

“Oh, Dee…can you forgive me? I haven’t completely understood what a gem you are and haven’t been treating you as such.”

“Oh really? If this has been you not treating me well, then I’m not sure if I can handle you treating me right! You’ve been SO good to me!”

“Well, get ready because I’m going to be even better to you starting right now! I need to tell you something that I have never told you before that is long past due.”

“What’s that?”

“I love you!”

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“Eww! Why don’t you guys get a room,” Jazzy said.

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“We have plenty of rooms…why don’t you go to yours!”

“Aww, daddy! I was just playing.”

“Sure you were. Ok, my two favorite ladies, I have to get ready to go to work. I love you both…especially you, sweet thang.”

“I love you more!”

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“Awwww, that was sooooo sweeeeet! I hope somebody calls me ‘sweet thang’ one day,” Jasmine said.

“Someone will, my darling…but it better not be for a long time. A very very VERY long time,” Dulce snapped.

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24 thoughts on “Chapter 37: The Crazy Train”

      • I like her a lot too. Shame she didn’t get to be an heir. I would have loved to see more of her. Plus, I like the insane trait, I thinks its underrated. Because it guarantees your sim will never be lonely.

        • And…of course, I didn’t get the idea to save copies of these Sims until generation 6, so I don’t even have a copy of her anymore 🙁 I tried to recreate her once. Her grandson looks JUST like her, and I still had him. Even though the imposter looked a lot like her, it wasn’t her. She wasn’t the same, so…I deleted her lol. CAS Sims aren’t the same as born Sims, I think.

          • That bites. You should have kept the impostor and made a story with a running joke about her being different.

            I still have a the first copy of Ike when he was married to Zoe and a copy of their child. And I’ve made a copy of my families every time they have a child or age up. Don’t think I’ll use them again but you never know.

          • I was wondering if those pictures of Zoe’s fantasies were “real.” I thought to myself, “Wow…she went through a lot of trouble for these pictures!” LOL

          • Yeah, it was the first game I played. I always had the intention of him choosing Leonora. It just took a bit too long to create and by the time she was finished, Ike and Zoe’s thing went further than I intended. So, I made Nora the mistress, which I didn’t like. And I also didn’t like that Zoe & Ike were so similar, so I just rebooted the game. They did end up having 2 children, a boy & a girl but I just didn’t like them together and if I were to make Leonora likeable, she couldn’t be somebodies’ mistress.

          • Very interesting! Definitely the right choice. Leonora is too smart to be someone’s mistress…at least not long term. The scene at the museum would happen, and he’d choose her and still throw Zoe away.

            Were the kids at least cute? You could have saved them for another unrelated story. I create mix my Sims’ genes all the time to create new characters–mostly extras though…in case they look alike. Don’t want to create a scandal.

          • I still have all of the screenshots from that save. I don’t think I saved the girl, but the boy would’ve grown up to look just like Ike. Zoe’s cute so I find it hard for those kids not to be cute.

  • I’m re-reading some of this again and commenting this time. Of course, I’m not sure I’ll be able to go much further as I’m making dinner, too, and it’s almost done.

    Sweet family! I’m glad Aiden got to know the truth. It’s good for him to see how smart is lovely wife is. lol Hopefully, their relationship will be even stronger now.

  • Jazzy’s beautiful! In fact before I continued reading this, I met Jasmine via Rorygilmore34’s Asylum Challenge. Trust me, I didn’t know much about her except that she’s participating in the challenge (Well, except the traits). Nice that she got the good trait. Watch out for those evil Sims, Jazzy.

  • Ooooh Jazzy aged up to teen so gorgeous!!! I loved Dulces story too. Time to show Aiden she saw right through him too!! So happy for these two and Aiden realizing it may not be a ton of time, but the time they are spending is quality!!

  • Aw, finally he has confessed his love! Dee is truly a smart one and good at reading people and interpreting the signs. He can be grateful for such a wife.
    Jazzy is sooo beautiful! 😀
    Btw, I’ve given up on commenting on each chapter because I still have to do it on my phone and it’s driving me crazy after it lost connection to the internet two times. That way I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the story properly 🙂

    • Ahhhh, I wondered what happened to you lol. You’re a trooper ‘cuz I couldn’t commit to reading stories on my phone. I can’t stand tiny pictures! You, Mrs, have my respect. 😀

      • I feel you, those tiny pics are a pain. Severe torture. -.- Writing isn’t fun either because the grammar is still on German so I have to scan twice if I haven’t written anything wrong or if autocorrection has messed with my text. Arrrgh!
        Thank you for your sympathy, I really need it after more than a week. The day my precious laptop returns to me is already highly anticipated xD

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