The Mendoza ISBI

Idiots do it their way


Chapter 1.6 Getting Older

Hi there, Hope everyone had a good Christmas

So sorry I haven’t updated this for a while.  I have been so excited about Scarlet aging up in the Winterton Adoptacy that I kind of neglected this one, naughty simmer.

Last time Jacklyn almost gave birth on top of poor little Miles and had twins.  Jacklyn took up writing and Tobias and Jacklyn finally got married.

Lets get started shall we I think Tobias has been left alone too long.

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Tobias: *blows raspberry*

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And this is the father of three children??  Notice the change in wallpaper, I updated the bedroom walls. I think this is nicer.

Anyway on to more important things like…leaving your child in the snow?  Tobias what are you doing dumping poor little Miles outside in the cold?

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Tobias: There is a very good reason

There had better be


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They are both either really bored or really high here, I am hoping it’s the first one.

Miles: We wait for mummy.

Oh I see it’s the usual lets stand by the cake for ages while our needs drop waiting for everyone to change into their outdoor clothes for birthday.


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Finally ok lets do this. Aww my little grape is growing up.

Miles: Daddy they’re my candles.

Jacklyn: I hate this hair

You age up soon, you can have a new do then.

Miles: Pay attention to me now!

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Miles: This is good, right?

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Miles: Nope not good. I don’t like sparkles.

He looks ok, when he’s not cross eyed! He grew up with Coward locked in.  I think he needs a makeover though.

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There much better, you’re a little cutie.

The twins are still around.  I am trying to teach them to walk and talk when their parents aren’t being needy. They entertain themselves most of the time.

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This was meant to be a cute pic of the twins playing together but Apollo kept doing that face.  It’s like he is the evil twin!


While Jacklyn was at home with the kids Tobais was invited to a party at this house.  It is the home to the Salas family, they are all ghosts.


Tobias and I explored the house and found a nursery, jackpot! I was hoping to get another crib to make things a little easier but Tobais was drawn to the toys instead.  I may visit this house again.

Tobais: Who drained all the colour?

Reminds me of a game I played recently. I think it’s called De Blob.


Tobais: What better way to relax after a night’s thieving than playing tag with strangers near a frozen pond.


Jacklyn meanwhile painting this, It reminds me a little of Duck Hunt for the NES.


Jacklyn: I feel strange.

Oh yes I forgot your birthday.

Jacklyn: No I don’t want to get old. 😥


Sorry about the walls down, she decided to grow up in the bathroom which is tiny.

Screenshot-29Jacklyn: Miles honey, don’t blow sparkles on mummy.


Miles: Yay, mummy’s old!

Jacklyn: *Has midlife crisis*

She looks pretty much the same

Jacklyn: New hair now?

Not yet, there is something I want you to do first.

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Yup, we’re back at the Salas house.

Jacklyn: ugh, shut the kid up!

Um, you have three at home

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Jacklyn there’s a very nice crib there

Jacklyn: Nah, this little lamb is much nicer. Tobias will love it.


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How about this computer then, that’s rather nice and expensive looking.

Jacklyn: Curtains are much nicer.

Ugh, I give up.


Miles is such a good kid, he will often do useful things without prompting. I wish they were all like this.  That looks like the same painting your mum painted.

Miles: Even great artists have to start somewhere.

As do forgers


He will even do his homework without prompting.  Look at the cute kitty slippers, I love them. You may see a lot of my sims wearing them.Screenshot-10

Miles is also a great big brother to the twins, he will often play with them.


While Miles keeps Apollo happy Jacklyn teaches Zak to walk.  She also got a makeover I think she looks really good.


This is proof that I don’t always neglect toddlers.  Zak can now walk.

Jacklyn: Couldn’t you have found a more flattering picture, preferably one which doesn’t show my wrinkles.

Your getting older dearie, they will show up on any picture but I will try my best.

I have to go now but I will leave you with Apollo’s unique approach to using the play table.  I was going to include the twins birthdays this chapter but I think two is plenty this time. Hopefully it won’t be as long to the next chapter.


Apollo: I am Error



Chapter 1.5 Double Trouble

Hi, thanks for coming back, sorry it’s been a while since my last post.  Things have been a bit busy recently what with the new kitten who is a little ball of energy with teeth and trying to get ready for christmas.

My glasses are in for repair so I am trying my best without them, if I make a lot of errors I apologise.

The last chapter ended with Jacklyn pregnant again which little Miles wasn’t too happy about.  Miles decided the best course of action was take it out on his new toy that his father ‘acquired’ for him.

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Miles: My toy, my rules

Jacklyn took time off from her usual routine and took up writing.  She took her laptop (stolen) to the library and started on her first novel.  It’s a sci fi called Future Thieves.  It was the best I could think of at the time.  I will try and be more creative with future books.

Ignore the annoying phone ringing annoyingly.  You can see Jacklyn’s new hairstyle here. As a thief she knows the importance of changing her look regularly to avoid detection.

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Jacklyn: Maybe I can give up being a thief and be a full time writer instead.

Um, no.  You are supposed to be evil, you should enjoy thieving.

Jacklyn: I have a family to think of now.  I need to be a better role model, maybe I should think of a more steady income.

Theiving is the main point of this challenge you are not giving it up.  You can write as a hobby.

Tobais has spent most of his time at the park when he is not on babysitting duty.  he was there during a simfest and stopped what he was doing to watch.

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Tobais: He’s quite good for an old guy.

Check out that guy in shorts, he must be freezing!

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Tobais: Let me warm him up.

TOBIAS stop that!!

Tobias: Just trying to help.

Well help in a way that doesn’t jeopardize your marriage!

The act then mysteriously disappeared preventing the simfest from finishing.  I still haven’t been able to fix it.

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Tobias: Is this part of the act?

Man in shorts: Best show I’ve seen in ages. * dances*

I think the cold is getting to you.

It was then that i remembered that they weren’t married.  Private garden wedding time!

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Awww marriage under the full moon. Pretty

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Look how blissfully happy Tobias is…wait what’s that?

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Tobias: should I be worried?

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Tobias: *high pitched girly scream*

Zombie: ughh ears bleading

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Tobias: hey baby

Tobias please, Jacklyn is right there!

Jacklyn: *death stare*

Tobias: Eep

After the wedding Jacklyn decided to show her maternal side and teach Miles how to talk.

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Jacklyn: The blind are the best people to steal from as they can’t see what you’re taking.  They can’t miss what they can’t see.

That’s the spirit, teach the kid the important things

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Jacklyn: When we have enough money we can go to Egypt and steal some cool stuff.

Jacklyn is constantly rolling wants to go to Egypt.  The family does not have enough money for that.  I am glad I am not doing the rule where I have to grant all wishes.

Jacklyn: OW!

Of course Jacklyn chooses this time to go into labour.

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Miles: *Sings inocently*

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Tobias: *freaks out and is generally unhelpful*

Jacklyn: move the kid *huff*

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Jacklyn: but I wanted a girl.

Jacklyn has a want locked in for a girl, however she had TWIN boys instead.  I may have them try one more time for a girl but not until these ones grow up.  I hate having more than one toddler, especially when they ALL CRY FOR NO REASON.

Ok rant over.  I aged the two boys up as babies are boring.

This is Apollo. Isn’t he cute

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His fav colour is Irish green. I can’t remember the rest or his traits and I can’t see the notes at the mo.  I will give a proper intro later on.  He is named after this guy, Apollo Justice.  Apollo is Phoenix’s junior lawyer and has a game named after him.

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His twin brother is Zak.  His fav colour is sea foam.  Both the boys were born with Jacklyn’s hair colour.  I have changed it to their fav colours, very helpful to tell them apart when there are three of them crawling around.  I left the pink tips on Apollo because it looks cute.

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Anyway he is named after this guy. Zak Granmere.  Zak is a Defendant in one of the cases in Apollo Justice.  I won’t say anymore, spoilers.  I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t played the game yet.


I think they look almost indentical, we shall see if they stay that way as they grow up.

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Tobias leaves Jacklyn pulling her hair out with three screaming toddlers to go snowboarding.  He is actually really good at it.

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Stupid sims are still watching the invisable man.  Look the guy in shorts is back and he’s got a friend!

Tobias: Snowman time!

ManinShorts: I told you this show was good

ManinTowel: Amazing!

Don’t any of these sims know how to dress appropriately!

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That evening Jacklyn visits the town hall in an attempt to find some higher valued items to count towards her LTW.  This car should be good.

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Jacklyn: No one will miss this huge statue right?

I don’t know, it is rather big. How can you get that in your pockets??

Jacklyn: I’ll just take this ikkle light first.

Enough with the lights.  Anymore and your garden will start to look like Blackpool illuminations!!

Jacklyn: What’s Blackpool?

A town in Northern England.

Jacklyn: What’s England?

Anyhoo, the twins got Imaginary Friend dolls. Wait a moment while I contain my exitement. -.-

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I named Apollo’s doll Trucy.  It is named after this girl, Trucy Wright.  She is Apollo’s partner and Phoenix’s daughter in the Apollo Justice game.  She also appears in the new 3DS game ‘Dual Destinies’

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Zak’s doll is named Valant.  It is named after Zak’s partner Valant from the Troupe Granmere. He also appears in the Apollo Justice game.

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I shall leave you with Zak’s fail.  It is sad but unavoidable when you have three toddlers sharing one crib.  The sad life of being born this early in the legacy.  See you next time. I will try and get at least one more chapter out before christmas.  Bearing in mind I have just been made redundant and finish work the Friday before christmas it shouldn’t be too hard.

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