The Winter Feast Party
It was evident that Autumn was coming to an end already the day after Spooky Day when the temperature suddenly dropped.
… but not for long! Clara had organised a feast party for her friends and neighbours, so today was extra-full of jobs for everyone to do!!
The family had a simple breakfast together (they were hosting a feast party, after all).
Clara didn’t waste the opportunity to discuss all the things that needed to be done for the party.
She told the kids that once they finished breakfast, they had two jobs to do: One of them was to tidy up the toys and help dad out in the garden, the other should clean up breakfast, collect laundry, and look after little brother Jonas.
You have to figure out yourself who does what – you’re big kids now!
Jasper and Jenny looked at each other, one more afraid to speak the first word than the other… What would be the best move?
Jenny spoke first: Since I am still in my PJs, and you are already dressed, you should go outside with dad!
Jasper collected all the toys, while Jenny took care of the dirty dishes.
Jenny really hates doing housework! She was so bored, and felt so mischievous, so she scared Jasper, who screamed and then quickly went outside.
Jenny thought the rest of the housework could wait a little (side note: Bear in mind that Jenny’s aunt is Sophia Parker ). It was so much more fun to play with Jonas!
But she was still feeling mischievous and just couldn’t help herself…
Must. Prank. Sofa.!
Outside, Jasper was hard at work!
Uh-oh!!! Jenny, still not dressed, still not done with her jobs, was caught slacking off by her mom!!
Clara was furious!! The guests will be here soon!! You’re not even dressed!!!
Jenny gave her mom a look, and quickly threw the laundry in the machine and then went to her room to sulk tidy up and to change.
Clara got started on her job: The pumpkin pie! (While everyone was working through the morning, Clara had taken a long bath. Pie baking requires a fresh mind, don’t you know?)
Just as Ben came inside again, Jenny came out of her room…
Ben: Oh dear… Here comes trouble! … I better leave. Right now.
Clara was so concentrated on her perfect pie that she didn’t even notice Jenny creeping up on her….
Jenny quickly ran towards her room, but Clara was fast – and furious! (Ben was trying to dissappear) She was very disappointed in Jenny’s behaviour and told her to go to her room and do homework until the guests arrived. She expected to see a better behaviour then!!
Ben tried to cheer up Clara: Honey, don’t worry, that’s what kids are like. I think you’re a fantastic mom!! I have just one more surprise for you….
Ben is such a charmer! He managed to change Clara’s mood around, and she didn’t even notice that the first guests had already started to arrive!
(I’m sure though, in Ben’s mind he was thinking “Imagine Jenny as a teenager. We’re doomed.”)
Jasper gave his Grandpa a huge hug! These two are really great friends.
Jenny was really not in the mood for all these guests. She met Celia outside for a game of tag (No, Jenny is not wearing another costume. That is her outerwear ).
Inside, the party was going great, and all the guests were eating all the delicious food everyone brought!
Selma really, really, really wants a boyfriend, but there aren’t any boys her age in school. She was even envious of her own mom and Jack! … and even Ofelia’s parents’ Matthew and Jenna!
Ofelia is the most non-dramatic sim! Even though her summer-flirt, Seth, nearly choked on his piece of pie when Clara (Ofelia’s half-sister) explained that she had used two hands to scoop out the pumpkin pulp, and Seth’s brother Silas was staring right at her, Ofelia didn’t even flinch. Not exciting enough for Ofelia, I guess
Yep. Definitely more Ofelia’s kind of activity!
Jenny won, however!
I guess Jenny really felt on top of things after her win. She finally went inside to face her mom.
Luckily, there was still cookies left from the feast for Jenny!
The party was over, and Clara looked at the almost empty table. It had been a success! (And it was so sweet of Mia to stay a little longer to help out with the cleaning.)
All the guests – except for Maya – had left now, and Clara was regretting all the dirty dishes! She fed Jonas, while Jenny played with Bubbles.
Jenny went to look out the window… No way, another surprise!!! It was snowing!!!!!!
(Tell me, dear Woods family, that this is the last surprise! :beg: )
Clara was so tired. It had been such a long day, but now Jonas was showing early signs of having inherited a certain mischievousness from his sister!
Right at that moment, Clara couldn’t believe she had once wanted to have ten little Jonases and Jennys! (I have proof!)
But ohhh… Even though they don’t always behave how she wants them to, Clara loves her children!
…. Especially when they’re sleeping!