The Next Generation
Ever wonder what the Sims will do left to their own devices? See the story of a young couple unfold right before your eyes.

Welcome to Sims Saturday, a Sims soap opera by writer and longtime RivalCast community member VelvetDove.

I suppose there comes a time in life when you turn a little selfish. You look back and realize you've spent your whole life taking care of everyone else and you're just here alone and no one's seeming like they're there for you. So when I got a phone call from a guy I hadn't heard from in a long time, Cyclone. He's a DJ or something for a radio station. I know Mom used to talk to him all the time and they were friends. I wasn't completely sure what exactly they were, just friends or something more. I just knew who he was and I was surprised that he wanted to spend time with me.

Of course I was interested. I don't remember the last time someone wanted to go out with me. Well yeah, actually I do, and it was when the babies were little and Abdul completely ignored them. He hasn't been around in forever. So I went out with him and we had a great time. I really enjoyed spending time with him.
He came back to the house to continue our hanging out and talking and I could not believe how horrible my kids were. They were downright rude to him and just horrible. They did not want to see me "cheating" on their dad. I know they're still young and everything, and they don't really understand that their father and I aren't a couple. But can I really destroy their illusions? That's not fair to them? They're too young to understand adult relationships and things like that. They just see their friends with Moms and Dads who love each other and live together and whatever else. They accept that we don't live together. I'm not sure how they deal with their father never seeing them or talking to them fits into their whole illusion. I had a lot of fun with Cyclone, but at the same time, I can't really hurt my children, can I? I mean literally Judith and Roger were scowling at us together and glaring and making rude comments the whole time Cyclone was over at the house. I had to tell him to go home and we ended our amazing evening. Maybe my children aren't ready for me to be dating. I have a lot to think about.

I got news that Stephan, Mom's brother passed away. It's so strange to see little by little the older generation fading away until you're the older generation. It really gets you thinking about your life in general and ultimately your death. I know I've said before how I'm going to start getting out and helping people and healing them and everything, and every time I go back to what I was doing before, because life just kind of takes over. There comes a time in your life, when you have to take hold of it and rule your life instead of letting like rule you. Just after I actually helped three people with my potions, I get news of Uncle Devan passing away too. Damn, like is too short for all this chaos, it really is. So, now truly, I am the senior generation in our family, my siblings and I. I can't believe it. It just feels like, okay Jenny is the next to go now and she's no where near that.

I'm soon to follow, I need to start living my life. I need to stop letting other people and other things rule what I want to do. I need to get out and be me. That's what I wanted to do when I left high school. I wanted to be me and I wanted to get out and do things and see things and love life. Where am I now? I stay in my house and I work on building vials and vials full of potions that COULD help someone if I actually used them. I stay home to take care of children,. who are growing up faster and faster, and I'm just here alone. I like having company with people. I like having adults to talk to outside this family, outside this house. I need to take charge of my life and I will be the one placing the call and inviting Cyclone out to dinner and I don't care what my kids think. I need some adult time! They will be soon growing up and having lives of their own and I'm just expected to sit here alone? That's not the life I choose. I don't want to end my life with a lot of could ofs. I want to of said, "Yeah, I did that, that was me."

Christina and Tracy graduated high school now. It's so strange to think all my siblings are now adults and on their way to their own lives. I cannot express how absolutely proud of my sister I am. I know I was excited to see how my children were going to grow and how their lives were going to unravel. I couldn't help but to get swept up in the moment when I saw my baby sisters walking down the isle to get their diplomas. My mind wandering to how I was sure Mom was watching and she had to of been so proud of them. They have grown up so much in the last few years and truly forged their own paths in life. I always expected them to be carbon copies of themselves, but they truly became amazing individuals. I haven't completely heard in which direction they're going to go. I've heard talk about going into the Military or medical field, or science. So until they actually go out and get their jobs, it will be fun to see who goes in what direction. But I cannot express how absolutely proud I am of both of them! Especially since I've attempted to invest more time in their upbringing, before and especially after mom passed away. Those girls are amazing!

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