January, still winter 2011, Nadya Novak is 43, Dominic is 35, Vanya is 19, Shaw is 3 and, Tandi is 11 months old.
Narrated by: Vanya Novak
"So I called Bart up. Told him to come over as soon as he could. We really needed to talk. But from the looks of things you'd think I had more on my mind than talking."
"Bart was thinking the same thing. But I put a stop to that train. Yeah, he's still the hottest thing on this earth, but we really needed to talk. Sex can wait!"
"I didn't want to have this conversation with my mom present, but in a house this tiny you're not going to find any privacy. And that's the main reason why I called Bart over.
We needed to discuss our future. I'm not dumb, or naive, as many people think. I know what goes on at college. I've watched movies, seen t.v. shows. I have friends who call and report "things". But I can over look those things. I get it. Bart is young, heck, I'm young.
We've only known each other and I can understand that he would want to explore and be with other women. But I needed to know about us. If we had a future. And I tell all this to him.
He smiles up at me, assuring me that we do have a future. I reminded him about our living situation. Me, my mom, two kids and, her boyfriend in this tiny place just isn't cutting it.
"A few more months," he says, then he's done with school. That we can get a place together.
I want to believe this. So I hold on to his words. In a few months I'll be out of here and in a new place with Bart."
"But until then I'm still giving baths...."
"And potty training alone."
"Strange creepy landlord guy helps me out at times. I should be grateful for the help, and really, I am. But he just lets himself in during the morning and picks up Tandi.
And I hate the way he looks at me. Like I'll just put out to any guy that comes sniffing around. Just because I have two kids and am only 19 doesn't mean I'll jump into bed with you. I'm not that kind of girl!"
"But like I said, he is a huge help! Plus, Shaw has taken to removing his diaper instead of getting on the potty. Which means he ends up using the floor as his diaper. *sigh* More work for me."
"And night time isn't any easier. Normally I'm starting to stink... bad! So all I want to do before passing out is to hop in the shower for 5 minutes. But even that is a chore.
Once I get Shaw down I get Tandi ready for bed. Change her diaper, give her a quick bottle then tuck her in."
"Shaw being the little daredevil that he is (must have gotten that from his father) climbs out of bed. By the time I'm done with Tandi, he running around the bedroom, naked, screaming at the top of his lungs.
Sometimes I wish I never taught him how to speak. Okay, that's not nice to say, but sometimes it's the truth. Why does he have to scream like that?
If I could go back and "fix" things. I would never have had sex so young. This life is so hard. Even with my mom's help."
"I'm finally able to shower and grab a bite to eat. A bite being a bowl of ice cream, since it's the fastest thing to make.
Then it hits me. I really need to get out of here, move, like now! I think I'm starting to become attracted to Dominic. And that's bad. Not like I would act upon it, but it's better to get away from temptation than to be around it."
"I must have truly been tired when my head hit the pillow because I didn't even hear Tandi when she woke in the middle of the night. Mom came in and got her.
She's such a huge help. I can only hope that Bart will fall into the roll of being a dad as easy."
"The sun hasn't fully risen yet but Shaw has. He's climbed out of his crib... again, and is screaming on the floor."
"Which wakes up Tandi, who also starts to scream. And my day starts all over again. Calgone, take me away!"
He comes in every morning and picks Tandi up. It's a huge help since Vanya is constantly running after Shaw. Poor girl is tired.
(notes: Vanya is tired! Taking care of a toddler and a baby is hard. Shoot, I'm tired after playing that house. lol She always has those funk fums coming off of her, dirty diapers are all over the place along with bad bottles.
Shaw loves playing in the toilet and with his toys too! But the girl needs help. And to top it all off, she has the hots for her mom's boyfriend.
The town home is way small for all these sims, so she will be moving out next round.)