Brooklyn and Oliver were immensely busy with their teaching positions, and also Oliver’s masters in education. He would graduate in May if things went accordingly, and he really intended them to as he couldn’t imagine having to repeat a single semester; he was completely done with the higher education system. There just wasn’t time for all the things he wanted to do when he had to keep his head in the books.
Colleen was crawling around on a mission to befriend every single animal on the street. Mostly she stuck to Roux, but they were certain if a skunk wandered on the lot, she’d definitely try to hug it.
Despite their efforts, she seemed hellbent on eating Roux’s food as well.
Roux didn’t mind sharing, the two seemed to become instant friends which was a comfort to Brooklyn, who still wasn’t pregnant.
Her Mom had counseled her to have the baby whenever they could have one, but Oliver and Brooklyn didn’t feel comfortable with that notion. They had decided to try one more month, than put a pin in it.
This felt right for her and Oliver with their teaching schedules. They both wanted to enjoy time off with the newest addition, plus as much as they were excited to have a sibling for Colleen, they were both a bit weary. Secretly, they were beginning to think not having another baby immediately might have been for the best.
Beside, Colleen crawled around the entire house playing with Roux and her toys, she seemed perfectly content. They had worried she’d want a sibling to play with, and that she might be more work without one, but they hadn’t found that to be the case.
Brooklyn was teaching her how to walk now that she was sufficient with crawling. As an educator, she was well aware of the academic issues that came from skipping crawling.
She could tell her daughter was bright though, she picked up on things instantly, and she could even handle sleeping in a toddler bed at only a year old. They tucked her in at night, and she would stay until morning.
When they weren’t too tired, they’d fix themselves a pizza dinner to have after Colleen was in bed. It was nice to catch up on things and enjoy one another.
There was always so much to discuss and plan, but they mostly let it slide from sheer exhaustion. Their biggest decision was mostly Brooklyn’s, did she want to join the elementary school?
The perks of carpooling together, teaching Colleen sooner than later, having lunches with her husband; it all sounded very appealing. However, she wasn’t convinced. She really did enjoy teaching the high school economics, and she would be eligible for a classroom promotion in a few years. She liked her friends, and coaching the soccer team.
In short, she hadn’t decided.
It wasn’t the highest of her priority ether as her big sister was getting married. After shopping around the local Millwood options, she decided on the Little Church, which was where everyone in Millwood got married, or their backyard, which Brooklyn did.
Colleen was an honorary flowergirl, still not stable on her feet, she wasn’t expected to walk down the aisle.
Paige was ready to have a family, and little Colleen fanned her baby fever.
Both sisters hoped to be pregnant at the same time, but with Brooklyn’s recent decisions to wait if they didn’t succeed this month, she felt it wasn’t likely. Their mother was thrilled both her daughters were settling down, and that there were more grandbabies on the horizon. She wasn’t retiring yet, but when she did, she intended to spend her time with her dogs and grandbabies.
In the sanctuary, Oliver explained how to shut down the sprinklers to Trevor, who struggled to appear interested. They had just closed on their first house the day before, but their sprinklers were already shut off for the season. He really didn’t have to trouble himself with that knowledge for another full year.
Oliver sensed he wasn’t interested, but somehow he couldn’t stop talking about the process. It was like he’d become his Dad, just rattling out things no one cares to hear.
Thankfully, it was time to start the service. They took a seat in the front pew together, and Colleen cheered on her Aunt Paige.
The ceremony was perfectly sweet, and everyone was happy Paige had finally found a man that kept her interest.
After the wedding everyone mingled. Paige and Trevor had opted out of a cake or reception, having spent all their spare money into their new house. They were on the edge of being housepoor, but they knew they’d put a dent into it quickly.
As they took the Lange family portrait, Trisha marveled that soon their family tree would be larger. Trent was thankful both his daughters had been frugal with their weddings while saving for their future homes.
As the month wound to a close, Brooklyn and Colleen decided to pay Paige a visit in her new home. Both Paige and Trevor had come from smaller dwellings, and Paige hadn’t found them fit for their new space, so it was quite empty.
Gently, Brooklyn suggested they focus on their house a bit before having a baby, but she couldn’t be sure if her intentions were a hundred percent pure.
Colleen entertained herself with the only toys her aunt had, pots and spoons.
Paige ignored her little sister’s advice, refusing to let anyone dampen her spirits. Afterall, when she did get pregnant, she’d have nine months to finish the house and the nursery. Brooklyn couldn’t resist talk of a nursery ether, though Colleen hadn’t had a proper one until she turned one. The nine months went by much quicker than she had expected.
She offered to give a hand whenever Paige needed one. She seemed a great distance away although only at the other end of Millwood. It wouldn’t be as easy to pop in as it was to their parents, which were her neighbors.
They both bid Paige goodbye and headed back home where there was Roux and Grandma’s two dogs when they wandered over, and all the leaves in the world for Colleen to play with.
Both sisters prepared for weekly calls from their Mom, wondering if they’d gotten pregnant yet.
Notes: I had done so well with playing and scheduled updates, oh well. I’m mostly back, I think it will take a spell for me to be consistent again, it’s been a bit challenging here with a few things in my life.
As for this couple. No pregnancy currently. Brooklyn keeps rolling too high with the ACR. I think she’d take Shannon’s advice and wait to have a summer baby, so she has one more month left to try before they wait. This works out decently well for me, as I have several sims wanting more babies including Erin so it should keep things manageable.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty smitten with Colleen. I’m SO glad she takes after Brooklyn… I am over the McCarthy genes currently. She has a pretty fun personality, she is outgoing, and I believe nice. She enjoys attention and crowds of people which is a nice change from a few of my very shy toddlers currently.
Thanks for reading!