Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Fletchers: Round 7 / Chevy's Christmas Vacation

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My name is Chevy Fletcher, and I'm gonna be 9 on Christmas Eve.  This is my family.

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I live in a town called Apple Grove.  I haven't ever lived anywhere else, but I think Apple Grove is a great place.

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I live at 885 Orchard Way.  I had to learn my address in school, just in case I ever get lost so I can tell a policeman.  You can see my dad's car he fixed up in the driveway.  My dad really likes cars.  He took a car that was junk and turned it into a really cool car and painted it yellow way before I was born.  Since my dad loves cars, that's why he named me Chevy. 

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I'm excited that it snowed.  This is me, jumping on my bed.  I got to sleep in late this morning because it was the first day of my Christmas vacation from school.  I was very excited about the snow and just felt like jumping on my bed.  Mom said I shouldn't jump on my bed because I might get too hot and a lady in a suit make come and take me away in a blue minivan.  I'm not sure if that's true or not, but I'll be careful.  I don't feel really hot now anyway since it's winter.

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It sounded like Mom and Dad were jumping on their bed too, so I went downstairs to see if I could jump on their bed with them.  But they were busy kissing and stuff, and that is so gross!  I don't know why grown-ups like to do stuff like that, but I know for sure that I don't ever want to do that.  I decided I would stay out of their room from now on unless I'm 100% sure they're wearing all their clothes and not kissing.

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I figured since Mom and Dad were busy, they wouldn't notice if I did some more jumping. I am really excited about something else too.  They said that they want me to have a little brother or sister.  A lot of my school friends complain about having a little brother or sister because they cry and have stinky diapers and break their toys, but I think it might be interesting and fun, and I could teach 'em some cool stuff. I told them I want to get the baby for my birthday or Christmas, but they said they don't know for sure if they can get one since mom is getting old.  If they can, it will take 9 months for it to get here.  I don't understand why it takes so long. When we order stuff online, it usually gets here in 2 days.  Maybe they make babies on Mars or something, because I've noticed that a lot of babies in Apple Grove are green.

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The best thing about Christmas vacation is that I get a lot more time to play with my friends.  I was allowed to invite my cousin Count Chocula over as long as we didn't make a lot of noise.  Chocula doesn't have any brothers and sisters either, but he doesn't complain.  He's so lucky because he has a Bigfoot living with him named Stephen.  He said he spends most of his time with Stephen because Uncle Daniel and Aunt Hailey always sleep in the basement during the daytime and then stay up all night.  I wonder why they're so sleepy in the daytime.  Chocula gets to stay up as late as he wants, cuz that's the only time he gets to spend with his mom and dad, but sometimes he gets too tired to stay up, or he stays up late with them and then he's sleepy all day at school.  Anyway, I hope he can invite me over to his house during Christmas vacation, because he has a big, fun house and lots of cool stuff.

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Mom and Dad were taking a break from kissing and jumping on the bed to eat some grilled cheese and do some tai chi.  Chocula and I were playing the funnest game ever, red hands.  We have no idea why it's so fun. 

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For Christmas, mom got a kitchen sink.  Even though I think cleaning stuff is fun because of all the bubbles, I don't understand why anyone would want a sink for Christmas.  Sinks are boring.

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I was really glad that Chocula left before mom and dad started the hugging and kissing again, because that would have been really embarrassing.  Maybe if they'd stop kissing each other all the time, they could go get that baby faster.  I'm not sure where they get them.  It must be somewhere secret, because they didn't want to tell me about it when I asked.

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I was excited when Santa came.  He had blond short hair and no hat, and he smelled kind of funny.  He ate some of the Christmas cookies we left out for him, and laughed a lot.  Mom and Dad didn't get to see Santa because they were in their bedroom.

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I guess Santa didn't like the cookies that much because he forgot to leave me a present.  I'm not sure that I believe that guy is the real Santa, though.  I was sad, thinking I wasn't going to get anything for Christmas or my birthday.

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But then I went to the backyard and saw that there was a new greenhouse and a basketball goal!  I guess the greenhouse must be for Dad since before he had some dying tomato plants out there.  Since I love sports so much, I think the basketball goal is my Christmas and birthday present! As soon as the snow is gone, I'm going to get really good at shooting hoops.  Maybe my dad will play with me when he's not too busy.

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Before I went to bed, a heard a noise and saw a flashing light.  It was a neighborhood girl named Mew Anderson getting shocked for trying to steal our newspaper.  Haha!  That was my favorite part of Christmas.  I wonder if she's on Santa's naughty list.

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This is our house at night with snow and Christmas lights.  I think it looks like a Christmas card.

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot to tell you about my dog Swift.  Dad got her before I was born.  She went and lived with Uncle Daniel for awhile, but he gave her back to us because she was naughty, and he was too sleepy to take care of her in the daytime.  She was mean to me at first, but now we're friends.


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Dad helped me put Christmas lights on her doghouse. I try to teach her how to be good by telling her when she's a good dog.

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Swift means fast. Swift loves to run, so fetching the stick is fun for her, even when she has to run in the snow.

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Scoring: No Changes

10 comments:

Dustwing said...

"Maybe they make babies on Mars or something, because I've noticed that a lot of babies in Apple Grove are green."

Too funny! I love how poor Chevy doesn't understand why he has to wait a whole nine months for his sibling when in his mind, he could just have him/her with premium shipping. :)

Twoflower said...

Thanks for commenting, Dustwing. :) Yep, I think I'm hooked on 2 day shipping lately. It's so handy that I think everything should happen that fast. Poor Chevy was completely neglected the entire update while Charles and Devan tried to make that baby. This is the first time I've told the story from a sim's perspective before. It was so much fun that I want to do that more in future.

Nonikk63 said...

New touch here with the first person angle. The humor worked just as well this way. Chevy's parents "doint it" in the background - more or less constantly. :D The babies might not be from Mars, but it seems it takes a lot of effort getting them here anyway ... :D

And the tai chi plague ... :P My RBH suffers from it ever since Stella & Ingmar got married in Takemizu Village. No sim of mine is going to learn that again - ever!!

And finally some more lovely Christmas pics. Sweet with the lights on the doghouse - but somehow I found that zapping pic (when Mew was trying to steal the paper) to be strangely beautiful and magic.

Twoflower said...

Thanks so much for commenting, Nonikk! :) I'm glad you liked my experiment of telling the story from Chevy's point of view.

Charles and Devan kind of make me sick even when they're not trying to make a baby, so this was almost normal behavior for them. ;) Charles wanted a baby, and I realized that with Devan's age, it was their last chance. But, it just wasn't happening. I had to give them an extra hour or so beyond the update. Poor Chevy got ignored the entire time.

I also loved when Mew got lighted up like a Christmas tree. I knew a little boy would love to see such a sight. ;)

jungfrun68 said...

Luckily Chevy had his cousin and his dog to play with. I guess Swift was the "wrongly upbrought" dog, wasn't she?

Twoflower said...

Yes, you remembered correctly. I was actually surprised at how well Swift behaved this time.

Liz said...

I love that you wrote this from Chevy's perspective, it was so perfect and I laughed at the "jumping on the bed" euphemism ;)

Twoflower said...

Thanks, Liz! :) I'm not really comfortable with writing a narration from a sim point of view yet, but I did really enjoy writing this one.

ciyrose said...

LOL....it was fun to "hear" about Christmas from Chevy's point of view. Sometimes "thinking" about the pictures from a kids perspective makes the entry even more entertaining. :)

Twoflower said...

Thanks! :) This one was really fun to write.