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Sörbo year 54-56, Toddler Trauma

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Mar. 19th, 2009 | 11:01 am


Previously at Sörbo, we had an overdue baby Gerd, and a wedding with the wrong woman, in that order. Gerd grew up to toddler.



Ingeborg teaches little Gerd to walk, while the unpaid bills are piling up on the desk.

 

This house feels like a Generation 1 house when it comes to financial issues. I think the house is really too big for this small family.



And when Gerd is in bed, Ingeborg works on her own skills. She wants to become a General.



Jerry takes care of the potty training while Ingeborg takes a bubble bath.



Gerd learns to talk.
"Pappa!”
“That’s my girl!”



Ingeborg gets promoted to Counter Intelligence and brings home quite a lot of money.



No surprise here, Ingeborg is expecting. The baby is due in ’57, next round.



Poor Gerd, she has to put up with nanny incompetence, since Ingeborg needs to sleep and Jerry is at work. Ingeborg forgot that the regular nanny was scheduled on Jerry’s work schedule and called in another one. Now, one nanny is picking her up because she stinks, and the other puts her down since needs to sleep.



“This kid is stinking and exhausted, I better feed her, bet that helps” Karen Gast the most incompetent nanny in the neighbourhood thinks.



Jerry is promoted to extra, and is exhausted and stinking, too.



Four simhours later, the second, not-completely-useless nanny Amanda Jernelid changes Gerd’s diapers. Look at poor Gerd’s happy face!



*sigh* Since Jerry’s promotion changed his working time, another nanny shows up. She feeds Gerd instead of putting her to bed. This poor toddler has been totally red in energy for six simhours, and no one puts her to bed!



Finally!!



I never saw a toddler sitting up sleeping in their crib before. That’s how exhausted Gerd became. And the nanny is stalking her, planning on tearing her out of bed again.




Ingeborg pops again and looks fantastically happy about it. It’s her cleaning face though

“Yay, the bed is unmade, which allows me to make it. I love cleaning!!” (10 neat points…)



At last Gerd’s toddler days are over, and she will be able to fend for herself better.



Or not. Both mother and child are in crisis. Gerd needs to sleep. Ingeborg needs to eat, sleep, have some fun and have a shower. I promise you, you don’t want to see her plumbbob



A birthday party without anyone growing up is of course a disaster. Will Gerd ever grow up? Will Ingeborg ever be in a good mood again? Will she even survive?
 


Sörbo after round 15:
Ingeborg Wern
Jerry Wern
Gerd Berg



 

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itlandm_sims

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from: itlandm_sims
date: Mar. 19th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
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See, that's why people in the Near Future will take a couple years off from work to take care of their toddlers, if there is no robot in the house. Poor Gerd, and poor Ingeborg. Fire the crazy nannies and call in sick or something, Ingeborg!

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Mar. 19th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
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Ingeborg is of course off work, since she's expecting, but she needed help anyway. Help that turned out to be worse than letting Gerd fall asleep on the floor!
This nanny incompetence is worse than anything I've seen before

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itlandm_sims

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from: itlandm_sims
date: Mar. 19th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Notification of your reply came in my gmail accompanied with an ad for "Hauspersonal-Akademie: Weiterbildung und Umschulung für Fachkräfte für den Privathaushalt."
Too bad something like that wasn't included with University. The Maxis nannies really need some Umschulung!

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mordana666

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from: mordana666
date: Mar. 21st, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Can anyone tell me or do you even know, but how bad does a toddler have to be before the social worker arrives? Or are they onlyif you leave the child alone or forget to do homework? I never use nannies, except in emergency - like a one off occurence. Nanny Karen Nitwit seems a complete liability. I'd Fire her. Imagine in RL having to put up with that from someone you pay to perform a service. As we say in England, she's taking the ****
Poor Gerd, I hope things improve for her, as she's such a little sweetie.

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ll_overthere

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from: ll_overthere
date: Apr. 8th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
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oh that is a brutal update. poor girls! Poor Gerd .. she is so traumatized by that incompetent nanny!

ruby

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ciyrose

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from: ciyrose
date: Mar. 27th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Man, that nanny is a Nitwit. I mean I've dealt with the bad nannies in the game before but that just got ridiculous. Poor Gerd, a bithday without growing up and Ingeborg needs some help. I hope they all work out ok.

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Mar. 28th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC)
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That nanny round was a real nightmare!

If the Social Services had seen that, they would have come running! Fortunately for me, they don't as long as you have nannies on the lot. Like if that would be any guarantee for good child rearing!

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olivethegreat

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from: olivethegreat
date: Jun. 25th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
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That house seems to be a bit chaotic. I hate it when kids are supposed to grow up but don't.

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jungfrun68

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date: Jun. 26th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Especially this time it would have been helpful!

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twoflowery

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from: twoflowery
date: Aug. 24th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
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Wow, that was almost painful to read. ;) Those stupid nannies make me crazy. They have no common sense whatsoever. I sure hope things improve at Sörbo in the next round.

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Aug. 24th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
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Yikes, I'm reliving my nightmares here! I had blissfully forgotten this episode - imagine there have been terrible times like that in Mattsmyra... It's (usually) easier nowadays! :)

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