Jared Schehl joins the elder ranks with his wife Delaney. Senior years should have brought them relief from bills, child-rearing, and had more relaxation in the cards. None of these things are on the immediate horizon for Jared, he still has to provide for nine year-old Lizzie, and Lauren just eloped.
Suddenly he’s very proud of his first born twins, Meg despite her weird horror infatuation, and even Peter and his upcoming wedding. If they’d stopped at them, then retirement might be an actual option, the younger girls bring pure exhaustion and stress at the moment, and though he’d never wish to not have them, he certainly can wish they’d bring more peace into his life, and make wiser decisions in regards to Lauren.
He’s not going to tell Delaney, but he’s passing on to Peter that while he still has plenty of time in his life, he definitely should not consider having children in his fifties.
Notes: Jared is a Family/Knowledge sim, but his adult years were very much focused on the knowledge side. I was really hoping that Lauren’s elopement, and his elder birthday would remind him that he was supposed to be a family guy, and it did! I can’t say the same for Delaney, but Jared is now very supportive of Elise and Peter, and does not want Lauren to get divorced ether. Glad he doesn’t want to retire, because he can’t afford to.
I’m going to be a missing a bit in the community, I’m finishing up some edits on last years nano project. Then I really want to work on a mid-grade novel for this year’s nano, to distract me while I wait for some beta readers. There will be a mini-update on Lauren’s parents finding out the news and how they handled it, it’s all photographed, just need to find the time to write it up.
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