1.9 – The Passing of Time

There was an odd ghost appearance last night. We believe it was Elbert, but we didn’t get to talk. All he really did was eat some Mac and cheese.

The children and I all aged up today. I decided that Hans was going to be my heir.

“You know, you’re going to be the heir. You’re going to stay here, get a wife, and then have kiddos. Got it?” I looked at him.

Hans made a face, and looked at his waffles, “I don’t want a romance life, Ma. No offense, but you’d probably be better choosing Eric.”

“Sweetheart, we both know Eric doesn’t like kids now,” I pointed out.

Hans groaned, “Why me? Why can’t it be one of my siblings?”

“Because you need something to have as your legacy. You know this. You can’t just make potions all day long, and don’t think I hadn’t noticed.”

Once Hans became a young adult, he decided he was going to be a Master Potion Maker, and he got an alchemy station.

I was worried about him, but I knew I didn’t have much time left.

~Hans’ P.O.V.~

I was at work when it happened. Mom was alone in the house, and I felt horrible about it. Seeing her grave, after coming home, I decided that I WAS going to honor my mom’s wishes. I would find a girl and have plenty of children with her. I’m sure 8 would suffice.

Rest in Peace
Rose Ann Clearwater

Mother, Wife, and Military Woman

Alana Clearwater
Schmoozer, Absent-Minded, Loves the Cold, Adventurous, and Avant Grade
Elsa Clearwater
Artistic, Loves the Cold, Neurotic, Gatherer, Rebellious
Anna Clearwater
Excitable, Virtuoso, Can’t Stand Art, Ambitious, Perceptive
Eric Clearwater
Brave, Genius, Mooch, Dislikes Children, Eco-Friendly
Hans Clearwater
Evil, Snob, Brave, Diva, Schmoozer
Aurora Clearwater
Couch Potato, Heavy Sleeper, Hot-Headed, Bookworm, Evil

1.8 – Prom

I was so proud of my kids. They were going to prom! They all had unique outfits, and Hans looked a bit like a pirate, but it was wonderful! I was excited to find out how it went!

It turns out that Eric’s prom experience was uneventful, and that the only thing that happened for him, was his crush avoiding him. He wasn’t pleased to tell me that Hans won Prom King, and when I asked why, Eric explained that Hans had the votes rigged. I wasn’t pleased at all to hear that.

Hans got in a fight with three students, one for drenching his friend in punch. I‘m glad he defended his friend, but not for fighting. He also ended up being romantic interests with a girl named Candy Ashleydale.

Alana, however, despite breaking the backdrop while chasing her crush, getting ignored and rejected by her crush, and getting in a fight with another student, she ended up being Prom Queen. She was very pleased, but upset that she didn’t have a romantic interest.

Aurora ended up becoming romantic interests with a boy named Jasper, and getting rejected by her crush.

Elsa ended up becoming romantic interests with this boy named Davy Linnell, and her crush got away while she had chased them.

Anna got a drink thrown to her face, got challenged to a fight and won, and then became romantic interests with this boy named Sam Sekemoto.

1.7 – The End of An Era

While Elsa took up painting, the other kids took up other hobbies. Eric ended up taking up chess, Anna took up guitar, Alana was mostly doing who-knows-what on the computer, and I didn’t know what Hans was up to. Since he became a teen, he was mostly singing to himself a lot. He seemed more pleased with himself and kind of egotistic. Aurora was just her sleepy self.

Hans was gifted a motorcycle for his birthday. We weren’t sure where he got it from, but he said it was from the watcher, said that she believed it would fit him. We didn’t get it or understand why he was saying that he could hear our watcher, but we decided to just believe him. Hopefully he’s telling the truth.

Today was actually a very special day. Today, me and Elbert were getting older.

As I started my midlife crisis, I decided to get a hair cut, and…

I didn’t want to be an older woman with an old man as my husband. I didn’t want to see what I will be when I’m older.

The kids must have heard, because they were all upset… and Anna and Eric… well…

Hans ended up misbehaving too, taking his anger out on Elsa.

The doctors said it was the heartbreak that killed him. He died not long after I left the room.

Rest In Peace
Elbert Clearwater

Father, (Ex-) Husband, and Military Man

1.6 – Growing Up Fast

The tots were now kids. Alana was a teenager. It’s been busy. I really enjoyed it once the kids were going to school. Alana was getting straight A’s, as I knew she would, some of them where getting B’s, and unfortunately one of them was in the C’s. I was relieved when Alana came out to us as straight. However, there were other problems for us to deal with, as I overheard one day while I was in the kitchen.

“How dare you try to mess with the sink?!” Elbert shouted at Hans, late one night.

Hans looked upset that he was caught, but didn’t say anything.

“Why, I have half a mind to… to… augh!” Elbert shouted and stormed to our bedroom, slamming the door behind him, making me jump.

We had other problems that night. It was a full moon. I didn’t understand what was happening to Anna and Eric, but it was terrifying. Not knowing what to do, we locked them both in their room.

Anna and Eric had a headache the morning after. Neither of them remembered what happened the night before, but the rest of us definitely did. I decided to let them stay home from school. They seemed quite pleased with that. I didn’t mind. It let me spend more time with them. The next day, they did go back to school, however.

It was nice, really. The house was quiet, and I was alone. Nobody else was there. I felt good about this, and waited quietly for the kids to return, as well as Elbert, while I watched TV.

Eric, Anna, and Elsa decided to stay at school for a bit longer to finish their work. I didn’t mind at all, honestly. As long as they did their work somehow. They ended up coming home a bit late that night, and Elsa spent the Saturday painting.

I was thrilled! Painting was a good way to get simoleons. Hopefully we could rack them up fast. We are dirt poor, I’ll shamefully admit. It’s the new renovation of our house. We’re trying to make a kid’s room, so that they won’t have to sleep in our bedroom. However, the walls and tiling the walls cost a lot of money. We could only afford two beds for the kids.

We’re in a rough spot at the moment, because of it, but I hope things will look up for us soon. There’s going to be a prom soon, and all the kids are going to go, as the five are going to become teens the night before it. I’m excited to help the girls pick out their outfits! I hope they’ll like what I choose.