Chapter 1.22: Dear Diary, Teens & Trouble

by Kymber

Entry 22:

The days have flown by yet again! Liev was busy instructing Leo and Jilly in their piano lessons while Keniesha and I visited in the living room.
I was so happy that Keniesha and her girls stopped by more often now. They still lived in the city, which we didn’t get to very often.
“Those two are really getting good on the piano, just like their daddy,” Keniesha enthused.
“Leo seems to enjoy it more than Jilly.”
There was a long, pregnant pause. I could tell Keniesha wanted to say something, but it seemed as if it was taking a great deal of effort for her to articulate it.
“Sis, what is it?” Dread began to build in my stomach, holding it in an uncomfortable grip.
“I wanted to tell you that, well,” she paused again.
“For heavens sake, spit it out.”
Did she have tears in her eyes?
“I wanted to say how truly sorry I am about the rift between us. It never should have happened. Instead of blaming you for something that wasn’t your fault, I should have just told you what was really bothering me.”
“You don’t have to say this. We’ve discussed my postpartum depression and the strange way Mango was acting.”
“I know,” she said. “But as your older sister, I just wanted you to know how much I love and treasure you in my life and I wanted to promise you that I’d never let anything come between us again.”
Her words brought tears to my eyes. She never was able to confide in me and I wanted to be there for her, too. I took her hand and squeezed it. We didn’t have to say anything else. We both knew what the other was thinking.

Journal, because Leo and Jilly will be teens very soon, I wanted to take a moment and remember them as they are now.
These are some photos I have of them playing. Someday, I want them to look at these and remember all the good times they had together. The same way I remember the childhood I had with Keniesha…

And here we are. It’s birthday time and I’m not sure I’m ready to let them be teenagers. Yet, it’s going to happen anyway as soon as they blow out their candles.
We decided they should have a pool party.
Leo was first, with goggles still on.
We cheered and laughed.
Then it was Jilly’s moment in the spotlight. She was also still wearing her swim goggles.
My boy has grown into a young man.
And my oldest girl a young lady.
And both of them will always be precious to me.
How unfortunate it is that we can’t see around corners, though…


SweetPoyzin April 30, 2016 - 11:45 am

I love how the kids look so much like Memphis! Wow! Cute chapter. I’ll be sad when Beanie grows up but alas, kiddos don’t seem to care what parents think!

RosemaryMarie April 30, 2016 - 11:49 am

Thank you, SweetP! πŸ˜€ This is true, although I can’t wait to see what Beanie looks like! πŸ˜€

Marjorie Watts April 30, 2016 - 1:53 pm

There were times when I wished my kids could grow up more quickly, but now I realize it was really way too fast!! I am so glad they don’t age up like our sims do!! The kids turned out really cute, and I love the fact they both have the green eyes. =)

RosemaryMarie April 30, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Thank you, Marj! πŸ™‚ Did you see Chapter 1.21 just before this? I published it for real this time and now it has text! lol πŸ˜€ Thank you again!

lisabeesims April 30, 2016 - 2:10 pm

awww sweet story .. love the tape on the pics πŸ™‚

RosemaryMarie April 30, 2016 - 2:21 pm

I’m so glad you like the pics. I wanted it to look like a scrapbook. πŸ˜€ Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! πŸ™‚

Lila Remonn April 30, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Wow, Leo looks so much like Memphis! If you made him into a girl he would probably look exactly like her lol. I love Jilly’s outfit by the way, it’s very cute.
That last line does not bode well…

RosemaryMarie April 30, 2016 - 4:27 pm

Doesn’t he, though? I thought the same thing; that he looked like a male version of Memphis. πŸ˜€ Thank you very much for reading, Lila, and for your feedback, too. πŸ™‚ I appreciate it.

Kater Creation April 30, 2016 - 7:02 pm

Jilly reminds me of Silver from 90210.
Beautiful Sims!!

RosemaryMarie May 1, 2016 - 7:38 am

What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much. I feel like I can’t take credit for her, though, since she was born in game and I didn’t change any of her features. lol πŸ™‚ But thank you again! πŸ™‚

bmitjessesue May 1, 2016 - 6:54 pm

Your pics are just so nice. I love love love the kids. Can’t wait now for the toddlers to grow to kids!

RosemaryMarie May 1, 2016 - 6:59 pm

Thank you so much, Jesse! I’m so happy you like the story and the characters. Thank you also for leaving feedback! πŸ™‚

Michele May 1, 2016 - 9:02 pm

I thought I had caught up! Apparently not!! The adults have aged nicely and the older kids have turned out to be good looking teens! It will be interesting to see what happens next!

RosemaryMarie May 2, 2016 - 7:12 am

Thank you, Michele, for reading and commenting! πŸ™‚

Echo Weaver May 11, 2016 - 10:20 pm

Gah! It felt like Kenisha wanted to say more. And now your foreshadowing has gotten heavier!
Leo looks almost exactly like Memphis, but Jilly is a great combination of genes!

RosemaryMarie May 12, 2016 - 10:40 am

Thank you, Echo! πŸ™‚

L. I Johnson May 23, 2016 - 1:04 pm

This is the cutest blog I have seen on WordPress since I learned about it way back in 2012. I love the Sims and so I love everything about this, This story is so cute and awesome! BTW thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a like πŸ™‚ I’ve followed you and I hope you’ll follow me back too πŸ™‚ I don’t write about sim characters but I do have my own bitstrip characters I’ve made and I’ve made a story surrounding them just like you do for your sims. If you wouldn’t mind I’d love it if you would check it out and tell me what you think of it being as though you’re a fellow story writer just like me. Anyway keep up the fantastic work! πŸ™‚

RosemaryMarie May 23, 2016 - 2:18 pm

Thank you so much for stopping by, following and leaving feedback, too! And thank you also for your kind words. πŸ™‚ It means a lot. You know, I thought I had followed your blog when I was there, but upon checking back, realized I hadn’t. So, now I am! πŸ˜€ Your blog is very nice! I can’t wait to dig in! Thank you again, you are so kind. πŸ™‚

L. I Johnson May 24, 2016 - 12:10 pm

Thank you so much for the follow back πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to dig in to your stories I absolutely adore the snapshot photos!

RosemaryMarie May 24, 2016 - 12:57 pm

Thank you again. πŸ˜€

cathytea August 10, 2016 - 11:22 am

What beautiful teens !

RosemaryMarie August 10, 2016 - 8:30 pm

Thank you! πŸ˜€

Jes2G September 13, 2016 - 9:48 pm

OMG! They are gorgeous teen! Especially Leo πŸ™‚ Another sweet chapter!

RosemaryMarie September 14, 2016 - 10:09 am

Thank you so much. πŸ™‚

thymelesslegacies September 22, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Awww he does look like Memphis! And Jilly is so pretty πŸ˜€ The conversation between the sisters was really touching.

RosemaryMarie September 23, 2016 - 7:24 am

Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

Shannon SimsFan January 16, 2017 - 10:02 pm

You know, another book I read said something along the lines of , it is a blessing we can’t see over the horizon. It lets us enjoy what we have to be thankful for now. I thank that was actually in Out of Africa.

RosemaryMarie January 17, 2017 - 8:21 am

That is truly beautiful. I’m so glad you wrote that here. πŸ™‚

lilsapphire February 4, 2017 - 10:02 pm

OMG Leo looks just like his mother

RosemaryMarie February 5, 2017 - 8:20 am

I thought so, too! πŸ˜€

MM Simmerific August 17, 2017 - 1:37 am

Dundundun… What an ominous last line. Twins are gorgeous though!

RosemaryMarie August 17, 2017 - 9:11 am

Thank you! πŸ™‚ <3

amyqueen December 8, 2017 - 7:06 pm

What is this ominous tone being set for these last two chapters?… hmmm
On a much lighter note, Leo and Jilly aged beautifully! πŸ˜€

RosemaryMarie December 9, 2017 - 7:14 am

Thank you! <3 Oh, the ominous tone… I don't know what you mean. πŸ˜›
*stares at sky and whistles innocently*

oshizu584 March 27, 2018 - 2:21 pm

Leo and Jilly aged up into such beautiful teens! I agree with everyone that Leo favors Memphis alot.
Looking forward to learn how the siblings’ relationship shift in their teen years.

RosemaryMarie March 28, 2018 - 10:25 am

Thank you so much. πŸ™‚ I remember being so excited to see them grow up. <3

sweetnightingale September 12, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Such a cute chapter! Jilly and Leo look great and I look forward to seeing what they get up to. It sounds like trouble is brewing though.

Kymber September 12, 2018 - 1:34 pm

Thank you! πŸ™‚ You just might be right about trouble brewing…


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