Martin Bowling: Episode 11

If you haven’t read about Martin Bowling before, go here. If you are looking for the most recent posts concerning Martin, go here.

As you may recall from our last episode, Martin’s family moved to Willow Creek into a more suitable home for their size family. Both Jade and Martin were struggling to get promotions at work. Martin and Jade were beginning to feel their age and the twins are a handful.

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The kids sometimes went to the park after school to play before heading home.

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Here is a typical weekday afternoon at the Bowling house before Martin and Jade get home from work. Benjamin is dancing to the music (just like his parents!), Isaac is focused on his homework (he is slightly more studious than the other two), and Raelyn is seeing how fast she can type on the computer.

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All too soon, we were throwing a birthday party for Benjamin. The few remaining Martineers (many have passed away) were in attendance along with Salvador (Isaac’s best friend) and Damien, of course (Benjamin’s best friend).

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It was time for Benjamin to transition into a teenager…what would his grown-up aspiration be?

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Benjamin’s aspiration is Party Animal…he wants to throw and attend awesome parties. Benjamin is gregarious, outgoing and childish (but in a good way).

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Morgan, Damien, Jade and Benjamin played cards during the party.

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Jade has been trying to play more games to improve her critical thinking skills, which she needs to get promoted.

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Eventually, Jade buys a chess table to focus on her skills even more. Still no promotion, though.

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The kids are tired and bored after coming home from school.

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Both the sink and the fridge are broken, and all of Martin’s next paycheck will be going towards their repair.

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Benjamin agrees to watch a kid movie with his younger siblings…he likes that sort of thing.

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Raelyn had an embarrassing day at school, and she tells Jade all about it that night.

Thanks for reading!

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2 thoughts on “Martin Bowling: Episode 11

  1. Oh my! Everyone is aging too fast. Feels kind of like real life! Can’t believe I’m turning 30 next month! This post is a good reminder to enjoy every day, even when things aren’t going as planned =)

    • So true! I’ve considered going back to having their lifespan set on “long” instead of “normal”, but I like the fact they have to make sacrifices and some Sims will never achieve their goals, especially if they start out with hardly any funds or skills like Jade and Martin. It make it much more realistic that Jade will never get her Mansion, and that her current aspirational goal of having 15 pieces of art hanging in her home IS almost complete…by the artwork of her children. I think I need to come up with a system of re-assigning aspirational goals (perhaps when they transition life stages). In Sims 4, they can work on more than one lifetime aspiration, so I think I should come up with a plan to add/change aspirations as they age. Anyway, the kids should be able to accomplish a little more in their lifetimes since they already have some skills and will have some $ from their inheritance.

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