narrated by Erin
Right after Logan was born, I found a two bedroom apartment that I could afford, and wasn’t in horrible shape. Colin doesn’t bring much money to the table, he’s just working at the gas station as he has done since I’ve met him. The only positive is that it’s at night, so we don’t have to leave Logan with any strangers.
I’ve just gone back to work this month from maternity leave, and the only thing that made me feel better about it was that Logan would be with his Dad during the day. I’ve read more horror stories than I can handle of infants injured or killed from daycare providers, that I was really wary of it.
But it isn’t going how I’d hoped. This was the third time this week that I got a ride home from work, and could hear Logan crying as soon as I entered the building. We live on the second floor, I shouldn’t hear his cries on the main floor lobby.
When I got inside, Colin was on the phone, and Logan wasn’t even in the living area.
Poor little guy was in a dirty diaper, and hysterical. He’d been crying for way too long. As soon as he saw me, he calmed down, but it made me want to cry.
I got him cleaned up, and he has a rash on his bum now, which he never had when I was home on maternity leave. Even after he stopped crying, he was still shaky in his breathing, clearly still shaken by the trauma of being home with his father.
I got him calmed down enough to have a bottle, and Colin got off the phone to get ready for his shift. He acted like everything was fine, when it should be obvious that it’s not.
When he sat down to play a quick game before work, I brought it up, and he just laughed it off, like I was overreacting. He said that all babies cry, but we can’t spoil him.
Logan does cry a lot, even if he is clean and has been fed, but it’s no excuse to leave him in his crib. After Colin was at work, I laid Logan down on his mat so I could fix myself dinner, and he cried, so I picked him up to make my dinner. I feel like that’s how it’s supposed to be.
I make decent money, but the apartment isn’t cheap, and hiring someone might not even be possible. I need to look into my budget again, and maybe ask Marshal for a raise. None of it is going how I’d hoped, and I didn’t even have high hopes.
Notes: Just a mini update that was inspired by what happened in the game. I got them set up in their apartment, and she went off to work, and Colin proceeded to ignore Logan for the entire time. He was on his phone with Chris, he was playing video games, took a shower, made a sandwich. I just left him to do his own thing, and he really, really sucks as a father. No wants, no attention to him. Most of my sims do some autonomous actions towards them, and some do too many, like Grace and Benjamin are constantly fighting over who can bathe their kids. But Colin was not interested in anything with Logan. And for the record, listening to a baby sim cry is really sad. 😦