The Mendoza ISBI

Idiots do it their way


Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas.  The Mendozas will be back in the new year when the results of the heir poll will be confirmed.

Merry Mendoza christmas



Heir Poll

With all of Melon’s children now teenagers it is time to pick an heir.

These are your choices.

All Bran Weetabix

Cookie Crisp

Lucky Ready Brek 2 Rice Krispies


Chapter 3.12 The Penultimate One

Hey there, welcome to another dose of the Mendozas.  There will be an heir poll after this chapter so watch out for that.

So last time I got them a cow plant which I call Seymour, the youngest became kids and most importantly they moved to Lucky Palms.

As I mentioned last time this is the house they moved into.



And this is it now.

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Luckily Melon had about 90,000 LTH points that I hadn’t used so I got the inheritance one. (I am allowing myself this once per generation if needed for stuff like this)

I added a second floor for more bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a basement but that is still under construction.

I will do a separate post with pictures of all completed rooms when the inside is complete for those of you who wish to see my decorating skills 😀

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Shortly after moving CC got this nice little moodlet.  I am beginning to realise why I haven’t seen this trait used before.  It is so annoying!

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It of course resulted in her traits changing, again.

CC: I just don’t know who I am.

I did find the random choice of Sailor and Hydrophobic quite funny though.  From what I can see this is all the unstable trait does, not sure I like it.

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In an effort to get some plus points ( and because I forgot) I am having Melon do some portraits. He is starting with Magrat’s

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With no lag the kids find the games console and the bookshelf.

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Magrat: This house gets my approval

All Bran: Yay! A table!

Oh look I haven’t recoloured the cat condo.  I will probably get to that. *shifty eyes*

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I love the new kitchen, I haven’t given them an ice cream machine this time.  I think they need a better diet.

Weetabix: We could always just work out.

Tobias: That’s easy for you young ‘uns to do.  You wait till your my age.

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Yes that is three kids asking three adults for a bedtime story at the same time.  Caused a nice queue at the bookcase.

All Bran: I’m staying out of this.

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Here’s Magrat’s finished potrait.  I really like it.  She pulled this face when I was lining it up and thought it was funny so it stayed.


Magrat: That’s how I am to be remembered?

Yup 😀

Melon: I love it ❤

And now a brief interlude titled ‘Feeling the breeze’

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Nolan: Tobias please this house has bigger windows.  The press might see.

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This is not something I would advise doing with a real dog.

Piper: I see sausage.

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Tobias: Tra la la!

Ok enough of that, time to get some birthdays out of the way.  First up is Cookie Crisp

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CC: Yes! I have boobs! 😀

Lucky: I am so jealous

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Also celebrating their birthday’s are Melon and Magrat.  They are becoming adults.

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Melon: Well that was fun.

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After changing their hair back they look the same just a bit older.

Magrat: I hate getting old.

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This is CC is a teen.  Isn’t she pretty.  Her new trait (with will probably change thanks to that damn unstable trait) is Angler.  It was picked for her due to poor grades.

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Tobais: It’s my birthday too. I’m 150 today.

Well done you.

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-5 😦

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-5 😡

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Magrat does try to redeem herself by cooking.

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And nearly giving Tobias a heart attack. 😀

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Seymour: You smell good

Indiana: Er nice plant. *pet, pet*

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Seymour: CAKE

Indiana: Ooh I like cake.

Seymour: Take a bite.

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Seymour: Foolish mortal! *omnomnom*

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Seymour: heh heh heh

Death: I have one of these, I call mine Susan.

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Look someone found the football (soccer ball if you are american) I put in his inventory.

CC: Stop showing off.

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Melon & Magrat show they still love each other by throwing water balloons at each other.

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Weetabix rewards Seymour for eating the reporter with a butt fish.

Seymour: Gimme, Gimme!

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Now a sombre moment as Melon pays a visit to the graveyard to drop something off.

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Namely these damn things.  I read in a forum that someone got rid of them this way.


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Not much else of interest happened while the triplets were kids so lets just skip to their birthday.

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This is Lucky. her new trait is Natural born performer

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This is Ready Brek. His new trait is Daredevil

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And finally this is Rice Krispies. His new trait is Good sense of Humour.

Thats it for now.  Look at for the heir poll to be posted very shortly.

Note: The next chapter will be Melon’s last as torch holder hense the title of this one.

Torch Holders: 2

Every birth: (+5) 11 x 5 = 55

Heir/Spouse Portrait: +10  1 x 10 = 10

Life Time Wish Achievements: (+25) 1 x 25 = 25

Each Sim that gets on Honor Roll/deans list: (+5) 4 x 5 = 20

Every 100,000 Simoleons : ( +20) 1 x 20 = 20

Each sim that reaches top of Career : (+10) 0

Accidental Deaths: (-10) 0

Social Worker Visits: (-15) 0

Passing Out: (-5) 33 x 5 = 165

Each Sim that failing school:  (-5) 0

Fires: (-5) 4 x 5 = 20

Fights: (-5) 0

Self Wettings: (-5) 17 x 5 = 85

Total: – 135



Chapter 3.11 A Change of Scenery

Hi all.  I can’t believe how close christmas is getting.  I still have lots to do.  Decorations went up at the weekend so feeling a bit more in the spirit now.

Now then, last time on the Mendoza’s there were many birthdays 😀 and many fails 😥

Melon: Well if you insist on having birthdays when everyone is tired that will happen.

Thank you for your insight.

Melon: 😀

I would like to start with something I forgot to add in the last chapter.  I have added something to the household, something I loved in the Sims 2 and was overjoyed to find it on the sims store.

Meet Seymour, the family’s cowplant.  I named him Seymour after a cartoon I remember called Little Shop.


Seymour: Feed me!

Love it! 😀



Magrat, want to explain?

Magrat: I’m having a bath.

In the sink?

Magrat: Yes, there’s bubbles and everything. It’s quite relaxing.

I’m sure it is when you are wearing your formal wear.



CC: Dad, read me a bedtime story

Melon no, don’t get dragged into this charade!

Melon: Sure sweetie



All Bran: I’ll do it, but I won’t like it.

Melon: That’s the spirit son!



Ready Brek is popular at the moment.  Even Weetabix had a cuddle with him.

Weetabix: Just doing my bit to win votes.

Le sigh



Melon joins the rockers! 😀

Nolan: It’s a very exclusive club.


Weetabix: Move it bro!

All Bran: Nope


All Bran: Think of this as payback for creeping on Mum.



Weetabix: I’m so embarrassed.

All Bran: My work is done.

Guys, really? -5


Maya: Awesome Grandma in da house!

Careful with that thing


We are getting a nice collection of uni welcome pack things.  The walking stick with the plumbob on the porch is Nolan BTW.

Nolan: This is my stealth mode


Lucky: Something about this feels wrong. Put me back in the pen.


Seymour: Come on, take the cake.

Someone please feed him.


Rice K: I have foods!


Cookie Crisp found the chess table. Nice to see someone doing something productive.


CC: Then when the old man turned 150 the Sunset Squad came in the dead of night and took him away. No one ever saw him again.

Tobias:Oh that’s so scary. I don’t know if my heart can take it.


Not to be outdone by his little sister.  Weetabix is also being productive, he has taken to working out a lot.


Melon painted this, it’s so pretty.  I sold it and he is now at level 4 in his job. So close.



Time for more birthdays. They grow up so quick.


First up is Lucky Charms

Magrat: *TOOT*

Melon: Honey not in my ear.

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I think she looks a lot like Magrat but I like her.  Her new trait is Freindly.  The hair is a recent find on the Sims Resource.  It is made by Skysims and is based on Elsa’s hair from Frozen. The adult version has little snowflakes on it. I added Sea Foam highlights. (her fav colour)


Melon: If they’re growing up that means I’m getting old! I don’t want to be old. *runs of to bathroom to cry like a little girl*



Melon: (from bathroom) *crys* I want to be young forever*

Magrat: Men.

Ready Brek: Daddy sad.

Piper: OMG this thing is AWESOME!


After that brief interlude it’s back to the birthdays.  Next for the caking is Ready Brek.  This is such a cute photo

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Isn’t he a little cutie. ❤  His new trait is Party animal.


Finally it’s Rice Krispies.


For god’s sake Melon, snap out of it.


Here he is, another little cutie ❤  His new trait is Loves outdoors.

It is around this time that I got a couple of notifications.  First that Jamie has died.

Tobias: I’ve outlived both my wives!

The second concerns Cookie Crisp.  She got this moodlet during the birthdays.

cc delusional moodlet cc delusional


Shortly after I got this notification. Since I can’t control her, I can’t send her to the hospital so the trait change has become permanent.



How does she celebrate her trait change?

Why with a fail of course.



After school the next day she gave me another



Lucky: Story time!


Tobias: My work is done.

That sleeping with the eyes open thing never stops being creepy


Melon continues to be awesome and fixes the sink.


Nolan: Ah nothing like a nice bath.

I finally got round to installing a decensor mod.  God they look funny naked!


Maya, aren’t you a bit old to be using bunk beds?

Maya: Weetabix is in my bed. I got to sleep somewhere.

I suppose I can’t complain, she is using a bed.


Another awesome painting from Melon.

Melon: I aim to please.


I kept this one and hung it in the girls room.


Our little gnome (named Shreddies) pulled this pose. Not seen it before, it’s cute.


I had to make the choice to move towns around this time due to lag mainly.  Everyone took to standing around for hours before doing anything.

Melon: I’m going to miss this place.

Magrat: Just make the call, we’ve already packed.


So with one last look at the house in Starlight Shores, they are off.


To Lucky Palms.  Isn’t it pretty.  And so bright too. There house can be seen here, it’s in front of the small hill near the back.



This is what it looks like close up. For now anyway.  I love this house, it is my favourite in Lucky Palms.  It does need some work to fit them all comfortably though.

Oh and with the sale of the house back in Starlight they have made their first 100,000 simoleons! 😀




That’s about it as I have to decorate, furnish and modify the house.  I shall leave you with Ready Brek, the first one to notice the Cowplant.

Torch Holders: 2

Every birth: (+5) 11 x 5 = 55

Life Time Wish Achievements: (+25) 1 x 25 = 25

Each Sim that gets on Honor Roll/deans list: (+5) 4 x 5 = 20

Every 100,000 Simoleons : ( +20) 1 x 20 = 20

Each sim that reaches top of Career : (+10) 0

Accidental Deaths: (-10) 0

Social Worker Visits: (-15) 0

Passing Out: (-5) 31 x 5 = 155

Each Sim that failing school:  (-5) 0

Fires: (-5) 4 x 5 = 20

Fights: (-5) 0

Self Wettings: (-5) 16 x 5 = 80

Total: – 130




Chapter 3.10 We all Scream for Ice Cream

Last time on the Mendoza ISBI, I enjoyed the return of the bedtime story and all the fails that came with it.  CC grew up and Magrat gave birth to triplets

To start things of here is a picture of CC’s new bedroom.  Screenshot-8


Her fav colour is pink so naturally everything is pink.  If Tobais is still with us when Lucky Charms becomes a child she may end up sharing with her sister.

CC: WHAT?! No way.

Would you rather share with your brothers?

CC: Hmm good point. But the room stays pink.

CC out of sorts

Now then, if you recall CC’s new trait is Unstable.  Not one I have used before.  I was unsure what it would do.  First of she got this moodlet, as I can’t control her I can’t send her to the hospital.



She does however have the option to ‘take deep breaths’ (I have bent the rules slightly to show you this.)  This calms her down thankfully.


Magrat: Are you done being all educational? We have babies to grow up.

All done, go ahead.


Melon: WOO! No more babies! 😀

Tobias: Do I smell cake?


Ooh blue hair.



This is Lucky Charms.  She was born Hydrophobic and Perceptive.

Lucky Charms


Ok next!


Magrat: I’m too tired to do this.

Don’t you go passing out on me.


Is that blonde hair I see?

Nolan: It’s another mini me! 😀



Well not quite but he does have Nolan’s hair.  Makes a nice change.  This is Ready Brek.  He was born Hydrophobic and Clumsy.  Don’t let him near the pool! XD

Ready Brek



Lucky and Ready Brek find their grandpa.

Lucky: Up!

Ready Brek: No me up!

Nolan: Magrat can you do something about your kids?

Magrat *ignores*



And finally.

Rice Krispies: *muffled cries*

Please don’t suffocate the children.




Magrat: Ha ha ha.

Well that’s unfortunate.





That’s better.  I seem to remember someone in the comments wishing for this combo.  This is Rice Krispies.  He was born Hydrophobic and a Slob.


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Both Melon and Magrat love the triplets.

Tobias: I love cake. ❤


CC: Mum, read me a bedtime story.

Weetabix: Me first! Me first.

Let me just put this little guy to bed first.



Oh Tobais. -5


Magrat: Guess you don’t want that story now hun?



Maya: I think this one is broken.

-5 -.-



See this is what happens when you all stand around waiting for bedtime stories.  I wish there was a way to disable that.


Toddler spam!!

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Rice Krispies: We r cute too


So is Coco.

Coco: Ah who needs cat beds.

Certainly not you, I sold it.


All Bran: Tell me he didn’t see that?




Before I lose more points it’s on to the twin’s birthday.

Magrat: All Bran, what are you wearing?

All Bran: It’s to protect me from the Watcher’s wrath! 😀

I have ways to make you suffer.

All Bran: Eep


CC: Not far, I want to be a teenager too.


Weetabix: Um Dad? I’m over here.

Nolan! -5


Melon: Yay my boys are growing up.


I know I already showed you what they look like but here they are again anyway.  Weetabix’s new trait is Heavy Sleeper.


All Bran’s is Family Orientated.


As soon as he became a teen All Bran has become an awesome big brother.  The first thing he did as a teen was to take care of Lucky.


Then Rice Krispies.

Rice Krispies: Whoosh!



Weetabix on the other hand, not so much.

Weetabix: Mum have you been working out?

Magrat: GET OUT!

Yup, he really did stand there and watch his OWN mother bathe until she threw him out.  Something is seriously wrong with this one.



And Finally before this chapter gets any longer. Jacklyn finally came out again and proves that everyone, including ghosts love ice cream!. 😀

Torch Holders: 2

Every birth: (+5) 11 x 5 = 55

Life Time Wish Achievements: (+25) 1 x 25 = 25

Each Sim that gets on Honor Roll/deans list: (+5) 4 x 5 = 20

Every 100,000 Simoleons : ( +20) 0

Each sim that reaches top of Career : (+10) 0

Accidental Deaths: (-10) 0

Social Worker Visits: (-15) 0

Passing Out: (-5) 30 x 5 = 150

Each Sim that failing school:  (-5) 0

Fires: (-5) 4 x 5 = 20

Fights: (-5) 0

Self Wettings: (-5) 14 x 5 = 70

Total: – 135


Possibly my First Indentical Twins

This is a little bit of a preview/spoiler for the next chapter but I wanted to share this with you.  The twins (Weetabix and All Bran grow up in the next chapter, this is them after their makeovers.



I just had to show you how strikingly similar they look.  I think they just might be my first identical twins! 😀 Their eyes, nose and mouth seem to me to be the same shape.  As is their face although Weetabix is a bit chubbier. I might be wrong but I think only their eye and hair colour is different.

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I done this one to try in case it makes it easier to see how alike they are.

Weetabix: What have you done! We look like something from a horror movie!

All Bran: Human Cloning, right here! XD

Stop it you two.

Let me know what you think, do you think they’re identical?