On the Monday morning of their 5th week, the Williamsons are all up long before daybreak.Wilma is getting ready, too......while her Dad is making fresh orange juice for breakfast.Both Klara and William have to work today, which means the Nanny will be there when Wilma comes home from school. When the school bus pulls up in front of the house, Wilma does not get off on her own; one of her many half-sisters is with her: Perseida Powers. Early in the evening, first William turns into an Elder......and then Klara. Both have been on PermaPlat for a long time, and I guess they will be around for many more Sim-years to come. On Tuesday morning before school, Wilma is once again up very early and passes the time playing with her dolls house.Instead of waiting for her parents to have breakfast with her, she makes herself a muffin and eats it on her own.Upstairs, William and Klara have just gotten up. They are now, by the way, at two bolts in their relationship.Klara likes putting the shrine in front of the house to the test, but most days, nothing happens when she tosses a coin.The nanny's services won't be needed much longer, Klara thinks with a half-happy, half-nostalgic sigh.
Little Panda is already a firm favourite with the entire family. His cage was moved from Wilma's room to the hallway, since the girl could not sleep for the noise Panda makes at night when he uses his running wheel. Here is the reason for Wilma wanting the roads to be clear: She wishes to enter Private School and has invited the headmaster for dinner. He arrives just as her Dad returns from work, a colleague (Bottom Summerdream) in tow.
As mentioned before, I control William's and Klara's actions only in specific situations. The Headmaster Scenario is one of them.
Well, yes, I like Wilma's room, too, but it isn't THAT great :-DFunnily enough, Wilma herself never sits down with her parents and the Headmaster for dinner. Instead, Pauline Aspir (who was invited in when she walked past) and Sandy Fairchild (a townie who definitely was NOT invited!) take the two empty chairs at the table.With 109 of the 90 required points, Wilma gets into Private School.On Friday morning, Klara goes shopping for clothes. Spring will soon be here, and she has nothing else to wear than the pink twin set (which will be too warm then) and the long skirt (which is ugly anyway). Wilma may have a brand new school uniform as a new student at New Maximiliania's Private School, but she still slides downstairs on the banister every morning!After work, Klara dresses in one of the new outfits she brought from the shop in the morning. She looks VERY pleased with her looks!William changes into something rather different, too, and chuckles to himself when he sees his reflection in the mirror.Well, there is a reason for her parents dressing up in such a silly manner: They are hosting, once again, a combined Christmas/New Year party. Presents for all their friends have been prepared on the sideboard, along with a batch of freshly baked Christmas cookies. Sparklers are ready for the visitors, but Wilma can't wait to try one of them (I did not tell her to do that).While the guests are arriving, Klara is serving the turkey she has just gotten out of the oven.Her best friend Tara Goth (nee DeBateau) and her husband Alexander Goth are there, and the two ladies who have known each other and been close friends since their university days, raise their glasses: "To Friendship!" Tara exclaims. I did expect the party guests (that's Stella Terrano-Pitts and Bottom Summerdream) to join their hosts in lighting some sparklers, but nobody did.But almost everybody ran outside when Father Time appeared. I just didn't take a picture when they were all there, sorry. It was a great party, and the guests had plenty of fun, although they never lit the sparklers. Strangely enough, Santa did not appear in spite of the cookies.Saturday morning means a lot of cleaning up after last night's party.Also, not only the computer broke down last night, but both toilets clogged up, and the shower in one of the two bathrooms broke. Plenty to do for the repair man!Spring is here now, and Wilma wears a new outfit - in purple, of course.
It will be a long time before we'll see this family again. Very soon, this round will end - I am already looking forward to starting the next one!