A Dozen Fails 15.9

Hi Friends!  Welcome back!  It’s another fun-filled, action-packed Zale adventure!

This post has almost 200 pictures and nearly as many fails.  And while I was editing my photos, I discovered they STINK SO MUCH.  Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Oh, real quick before my Zale Check, I wanted to share the pic from the festival.

Cuz aw… And by the end of this post, the family is VERY different!

Okay, Zale Check!

SO MUCH CAKE – and Natalie is playing with this thing.

Miriam is pouting at me for not granting her 10 baby wish.

She decides to read a pregnancy book to make me feel even worse about it.

Oscar and cake are on a tablet I didn’t know he had.

He’s “Playing an online social game”.  Vague.

Our newest teen Pax is hanging out looking too cool for his family.

I really like Pax, actually.  He’s a neat Sim.

Preston, Paisley, Penny’s head & IF, and Pax all congregate at the outside table.

And so much cake.

Pete is hiding in the bushes.

Pete is very strange, by the way.  You’ll see.

Ferdy is eating!

I don’t think I’ve seen him eat.  I mean he must, but yeah.  Hi Ferdy.

I finally figured out why this area gives the “unfinished” moodlet.

That ground is paint, not tiles.


Real floors and no moodlet!  Yay!

Dude, Pete… if you hate the outdoors so much, maybe you should play with some inside toys.

Pete:  >:@

Even though Pax just broke the All-in-One, Oscar rolls a wish to teach him to drive.

I never do that, so we do that.

Good start, buddy.

*Gets rear-ended by ice cream truck*

While Oscar is busy out with Pax, the family is clearly suffering.

The fools cannot take care of themselves. AT ALL.

Pax finished, puts the car in his pocket and began walking home.

(You can see him ALL the way in the back on the left.)  Oscar appears to be stuck, so I reset him.

The reset plopped in directly in the kitchen.

Pax is still walking home.

I buy Pax a car in his favorite color.  Just something moderate for a new teen driver, even though the Zales could afford anything.

Note:  Pax never drives his new car.

Penny manages not to fail and falls asleep in the treehouse.

Good girl.

Since Paisley is in her parent’s loft, I’m assuming she’s caught in the bedtime story loop, and will fail shortly.

Aaaaannd there goes Stinky Pete.


Preston, who is not in much better shape responds as expected.

Preston: Oh so tragic!  *gasp*

Ugh.  I do not predict this ending well.



Pete:  MOOOOOVE SISTER.  I need to ask GRANDMA for a STORY.

Pax:  *that kid stinks*


Preston:  MOOOOVE, I NEED A STORY.  I was only faking you out in Pete’s bed.

Oop, there goes Pete again.


Immediately followed by Paisley.

Shocking.  FAIL.

Preston is next.

The only child with a braincell, Penny, is still asleep in the treehouse.

Whaddya guys think?  Think this will end in a good night’s sleep?

No?  No.

I just got a pop-up!  It’s Paisley’s birthday!  OMG ONE MORE TEEN!  YES.

Not sure you noticed, but she still hasn’t slept.  I can’t believe I was happy when they weren’t toddlers anymore.

Natalie, harassed non-stop by the children and their unrelenting need to be read to sleep wets herself.


She’s also about to pass out, and BOTH those kids are asking for stories.

But at least she’s having fun though… so… yay?

Oh, and the school bus is here.

Because the children are completely ready to start their day.

Hello well-rested, dressed, fed and clean Sim that I love.

Have a beautiful day Penny!  ❤  *kisses*

Penny:  Gram-gram?  You don’t look so good…

… I won’t even mention the smell.

There goes Preston.


Pete with ZERO energy heads off to school while his cloud o’ stink follows him.

Should be a good day.  Productive.

Paisley goes down AGAIN.


Halfway down the block, Pete jumps off the school bus and…



Natalie then stinkscolds the freakin’ morons for skipping school.

Paisley decides to eat old outside cake instead of sleeping.

Because why the (*&(*&%(@*!(@ not.

I did now realize I was one bed short and I buy one for Pete.  Not that I think it’ll make any difference.

There goes Natalie.


Pete:  Gram?  I need a story.

Notice they both stink.


The one I just bought for him too.

Natalie and her armpits have just nodded off in the rocker when…


This face pretty much says it all.

OMG, that’s Paisley’s ACTUAL BED.

Look at that stink cloud.  But Natalie, if this actually works I’ll buy you 50 rocking chairs.

Paisley no.

What is you doin’?

You have GOT to be kidding me, kid.

I mean, at least it’s sleep, but I anticipate story madness when she wakes up.  Actually, it’s her birthday, the second she wakes up, I’m caking her.

With Pete & Preston in beds, Paisley  napping (mind you, they should be in school) and Natalie in a rocking chair…

I follow Oscar to work.

Mmm, soup.

Hey Oscar – not the best time.


HOLY CRAP!  Something insane is happening at the hospital!

Pop-up says it’s an X-ray emergency.

Fellow fireman is SUPER helpful.

Quite the crowd has gathered.

Even a couple cute kitties!

Just like that, crisis averted.

(Everyone instantly calm and bored looking)  Good work, buddy.

He gets an award!

And tops the career!

Way to go, Oscar!

Back at home…

…That’s right Paisley, blow out those candles you story addicted fruit loop.

She has born saleswoman locked in, which she ads to brave, genius and loves the heat.  But isn’t she pretty?  I think so.

Red is her favorite color. 🙂

Ha, Pete helped himself to some ice cream.  Goes great with Cake!

Penny is teasing Pax for being a nerd doing his homework.  I still love you, Pax.

Paisley, having successfully completed storybook rehab, falls asleep without issue.

It’s a beautiful sight.  Even if she thinks it’s rubbish.

I wait for Penny to finish putting the dishes away…

Then have Oscar order her to bed.

She goes to ask Pax for a story.

Third time is the charm.

Oscars face.  *I have raised idiots*

I watched her every step until she climbed in.

Haven’t seen Miriam in a while…

…and you still won’t.  She’s in the All-in-One.

This picture is important because all five Zalets are SLEEPING.

And in beds.

Looks like Natalie got tired of the rocking chair and takes up a sleeping bag on the living room floor.

Okie dokie.

The next morning dawns as good ol’ Leisure Day and begins with a hug.

There’s all kinds of “leisure” things to do on the Zale lot…

But no pool, so… I build one.

Turned out okay, I think.

And Oscar does his best to break in the new toy!

Fluke he was actually in his swimwear.

Paisley notices the new pool next.

Hi honey!

Pax finds it too!

He’s so cute!

Hello phone?  One pool party please.

We invite Owen and anyone in his “friends & neighbors” tab.

Set up a little dining area for the festivities.

I put Oscar to work in the swim-up bar.

Not that he has any skill, but still – I had to!

People arrive!

Trigger broke plays some music for everyone.

He’s not even bad!

Owen!  Hi honey!

Be careful of the pool!

I warned ya, kiddo.

Ha, Natalie must’ve brought that with her from IP.

The guests even find the food!

And nearly everyone swims!

Oscar and his insane mini-me swim in their clothes.  And Preston?

Don’t pee in the pool.

Owen?  Can you not?

It’s very annoying.

And damn straight!

It was a very fun, fail-free, no deaths, swimming and eating party!

Oh, and the second Owen left the party, he got engaged!

Make babies!

I snapped a pic of Paisley because I thought she looked very pretty in the light.

Miriam, too.

She really is a very pretty Sim.

Preston!  NO!

I JUST SAID this was a NO DYING event.

Okay then.  Stay out of the pool in your outerwear.

That would drown ANYONE.

Pete, who was AWOL most of the party is a very good boy and sleeps without stories.

OMG, someone clean that crap up!


Oscar:  Go to bed.

No.  Do not go pester your grandmother.

Go to bed!

NO.  Do not ask your mother…


You too child.

Go to bed.

Oscar, the lord of the flies, cleans up after all the party mess.

But the dishwasher is broken, and the fridge stinks, and he’s tired and hungry…

Poor thing.

While Oscar slaves away, Natalie actually made everyone waffles!

How nice!

This is a little less nice.


Mom.  I never get any sleep.  And you smell terrible.

Just after he falls asleep, the carpool comes.

I decide he can skip work today.  He ends up missing an emergency, but whatever.

Believe it or not, the adults are the only ones home.  All five kids made it to school.

Mir:  *I like that lamp*

Natalie took a shower when I wasn’t looking, but is still in her swimwear.

But Ferdy still loves her.

Miriam!  You’re helping!  I love it when you help…

…and are not a potato.

I rouse Oscar after realizing we never went and claimed his reward.

He drives his brand new personal fire truck.  And I do believe the ice cream truck is following us.

Hardly dressed for the occasion and thinking about ghosts, Oscar heads to town hall for his rewards ceremony.

Aw, how nice. (SNIP)

While I was watching the townies, Oscar sends a “secret admirer” text to none other than Hunter Cottoneye.

Oscar!  *SHOCKED*

I went searching for Preston because it’s his birthday (finally) and I found him on the swings at school.

Cute!  I’m not exactly sure how to get him home for his cake, but I was happy to see it anyway.

I buy his cake and attempt to use it to lure him home, but it doesn’t work.

So I use his “click to go home button” on his sim panel.

Waiting for Preston to wander home, Pax and Penny perpetuate the fail cycle.

Hurry!  You’re gonna miss your cake!

Phew!  Just in the nick of time!

While the family sings happy birthday, I de-ugly the room.

It really was ugly.  For a long time.

The family is sweet and shows up in droves to cheer.

Hmm, where’s Pete?  I click on his tile and find out he’s not even home.  He seems to have broken into this trailer.

No one else is there, and he just sits watching their crappy TV from their crappy couch.

See? I told you he was weird.

Back at the party… whoa girls.


Preston had difficulties in school and adds hates the outdoors to bookworm, insane, and light sleeper.  Compatible traits, if you ask me.  He has weird eyebrows that give him a permanently worried look.

I give him this interesting hair since I don’t think he’d care too much about his appearance or what other people think.  (And I just realized has the same shirt as Pax… oops.)  I do think he’s a unique Sim, and I like him.  He rocks his spice brown.

With that, we have another Sim capable of falling asleep without being read to.  And Paisley?  You need to calm down.

Aw, it’s like she heard me and I hurt her feelings.

Sorry kiddo.

I get a notice that Pete is about to break curfew, so I check on him again.  Now he’s in a DIFFERENT trailer, looking for a monster under the bed.

Not sure what’s up with all this breaking & entering.

Oh, and look at this room.

Stay classy, EA.

Pete made it home on his own, only to be scolded by grandma.

In this case, I agree Natalie.  Good on ya.

Pete goes into timeout, and Natalie uses her floor bag.

I can’t imagine sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag at that age.

Oh man, the little weirdo is crying!

I have Oscar let him off the hook.

Penny wakes up and tries to do her homework just before the bus comes.

Good luck, girl!

Miriam is obsessed with checking out her wrinkles.

Which is inconvenient because it ties up the one bathroom.

Knowing her death must be coming, I have Oscar and Natalie have a quick chat before he heads off to work.

Typical work stuff, working on the fire engine.

He has two new co-workers.

Margret and Nicole – both faceones.

Oscar gets to know Nicole, as it benefits his job performance.

Emergency time!

Oscar arrives at the small house fire to find this.

You’d think he’d have a little more self-control due to his profession.

As per normal, a few outfit changes and Oscar gets to work.  Swimwear this time.

Watch out for sparks!  He puts it out no problem and maintains his 4.0 in fireman-ship.

We like to go the extra mile.

Above and beyond, that’s our motto.

I’m still with Oscar at work, but I see Pete’s not doing well.

It’s hard being a little weirdo.

Clearing the notifications I discover the teens are at prom!  Oops!  Oh wait, Pax isn’t.  He’s asleep by some random person’s pool.

Oscar cooks everyone a nice spaghetti dinner when he gets home.

I DID actually dress the teens in case they had prom, so I hang out outside waiting to capture them.  Here’s Paisley!

Preston was just wearing regular clothes due to his insane trait, so I didn’t capture him.  They were king & queen of course.  Um gross?

It didn’t stop Paisley from gaining a love interest though!

His name is Clint Herndon.

I remember you can call everyone home with the cellphone, so Oscar attempts to herd his teens back to the barn.

While Oscar was repairing the All-in-One he masters handiness!

I guess that’s what happens when you have to fix EVERYTHING.  I’m still proud of him, though!

Hey!  It works!

I love this picture. You can see how pretty Paisley is, and Pax is adorable.  Preston is also there.

OMG!  Penny is going to sleep!


Pete is not.


Paisley, although hungry, tired and still dressed to the nines works on her homework.

Good girl!

Since Oscar is the handiness guru, I set him to upgrading the appliances.  I plan on staying in this house for awhile, so might as well attempt to prevent things from breaking all the time.

Natalie single-handedly keeps Ferdinand happy.  They have a great relationship.  I’m not sure what will happen when she dies. 😦

Their relationship is very high!

Preston:  Whatcha doin’ dad?
Oscar:  Upgrading this stove for improved food quality.

Well, Miriam takes good care of Ferdy too, so that’s good.


Okay, Ferdinand will be fine.

7 billion hours of this is very annoying.

Just sayin’.

Time for work.

And it’s POURING.

This emergency is at the criminal hideout.  Turns out there was a criminal plot that has backfired and Oscar needs to save them.

Here’s the details:

Oscar earns another award!  Too bad his LTW is to rescue 30 people.  Of which he has saved 3.

Oscar NO!

He got struck by lightning!  Like he doesn’t suffer enough sheesh.

Oh well, go get your award.

He had a couple in his inventory so I hang them behind his head as he walks in.

Broken computer too.  Great.

Owen aged up.  And looks awful.

He and his betrothed still haven’t wed or made babies.

I was watching for Penny or Pete to begin failing again, leaving Oscar to his own devices for about the 30th second of his TH-hood.  He walked up the stairs and just sat here.

I imagine he locked the door.

As expected.


It’s only 5:00AM, but it’s a very special day, and I simply cannot wait any longer.

So in the pre-dawn, frost covered lawn, it’s CAKE TIME.

Pete had indifferent study habits and adds loves the cold (fitting?) to brave, dog lover & hates the outdoors.  Not sure how he’s gonna love the cold from inside, but okay.  His fav color is green, and I decide he can continue to wear his hair short.

I think he’s kinda boring.  He inherited his mother’s more robust physique, but still has muscles like his dad.

He’s about to pee and pass out.

Penny also had indifferent study habits and adds childish to daredevil, eccentric and grumpy.  Not bad traits!  I try to focus on her childish and eccentric attributes when building her look, and ignore her color fav of lime because of her hair.

She is NOT boring.  Paisley was my clear favorite because I’ve played this hair color twice (Mindy & Natalie), but I think Penny is very cool, so whomever wins the heir poll is fine with me!

She’s also about to pass out and pee.

As expected there goes Pete.


Penny can’t help but follow suit.


Seemed appropriate to end on fails after the ZILLION that happened during this play session.  All five Zalets are teens now!  I’m sure we’ll have an heir poll next time.  So thanks for reading and see you soon!  Until then, Happy Simming!

6 thoughts on “A Dozen Fails 15.9

  1. somebodysangel13

    Aw, the little Zalets, great name for them. You’re right about Penny not being boring, those are some fun traits! But then Paisley is so pretty… what to do, what to do.

    They certainly have a very eventful life, what with Oscar being a firefighter at work, and also fighting the fires of TH-ness at home. Looking forward to the next chapter.

    1. Heather Post author

      I like both the girls. I was really leaning towards Paisley, but now I don’t care who wins, which is a nice place to be. Besides, I didn’t want the Zalien, but then I had so much fun with her. So, what can I say! Also, this heir will go to university to spouse hunt.

      1. somebodysangel13

        Omg, University is an awesome place to spouse hunt. You could take both girls and see how they go – I think it was your earlier gens that taught me how well idiots do at uni.

  2. Sammy-Sama

    You were right about all the fails when you were telling me about this chapter yesterday!
    Why do sims have to go straight-potato when we need them to just survive? lmfao
    I did love the chapter though and the girls are so different and both so cool. It’s gonna be hard to vote when the time comes haha.
    Can’t wait for the next chapter 😀

    1. Heather Post author

      Right? They just kept happening. I couldn’t even be mad. I just had to make sure I was paying attention so I didn’t miss any! I’m off to read your new post right now!


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