Monday, January 23, 2012

Zang - April 2021

Bethany's last update/Last update/Next update

The Zang Family
Wang is 61, Chao is 58, Bai is 29, Anna is 22, Bethany is 5, Alex is 2 and Carl is 8 months
(Mariƫtte Alenis is 27 and Johanna Penninkmeijer is 23)
Narrated by Bai

I can't believe how much my life has changed since I got Bethany and later Alex and Carl. Every one really loves the days when Bethany is with us, which is unfortunatly only from Wednesdaynight untill Sundaymorning.
She's such a joy to have around, she smiles all the time and seems to be happy with everything we do for her. I don't like the fact that she has to travel between houses every week, but otherwise I wouldn't see her at all. So I try to do as much with her as I can.
We live near 2 parks, and since it's spring we go there quit a lot. Alex really enjoys those outings a lot too, and I can't wait for Carl to be old enough to join us on those trips.
I know Bethay would love for playmates her age to join us on those trips as well, but to be honest I really don't think I can handle any children but my own, so she has to be happy with just the outings, without any company her age.
As I said, she seems to be happy with everything we do for her, so she enjoys herself on her own, and when Alex asks for her attention she just gives, all without complaining.
She loves the parks with living statues the most. She's really fasinated by them, and can't stop laughing every time one of those men scares me.
Mariƫtte is never late when she has to pich up Bethany on Sundaymornings. I imagine she misses Bethany as well when she's not with her. I don't like saying goodbye to Bethany, but I know I see her again next week.
We do have Alex and Carl to focus on. And just as Bethany they seem to be happy all the time. Last Christmas Alex got a Jack-in-the-box, and it has been his favourite toy since. It's great to hear him giggle every time the Jack jumps out the box.
He's also learning to walk. I'm sure he can do it on his own, but he's too scared to do so, so he still depends on me or Anna a lot.
Carl still is too small to do all these things on his own, but hes taken an interest in his brother. Every time we pick him up and he sees his brother, he follows him everywhere. It's going to be fun to see thme play together when Carl is old enough.
Anna and I have been talking about more kids, she really wants more, and would love a daughter, but I'm not sure. I already have 3 kids, and I never saw myself as a father of 4. But I'm not going to say never, I might change my mind one day, but not now.
Ever since mom got her new job with the police force she hasn't had as much time to spend with the children, and I know she missed them. The time when she's home, both Anna and I are home, and we take care of them ourselfs. She's proud to be with the police force though, but she hopes to be able to cut back on hours soon.
Dad on the other hand still works nights, and he spends all his mornings with what he loves doing, sleeping.
Anna say that, once he's up, he loves spending time with the boys. Some days Anna has a lot of free time because of it.
The boys don't seem to mind, they adore their grandparents, and love spending time with them.
Everybody seems to adore the kids. We were a little bit scared that Rambo would be violent towards the kids, but he leaves them alone, unless they come to him.
Both mom and dad though dad Anna and I needed some time out of the house together, and made reservations at the nearby restaurant. They watched the kids while we had some time for ourselfs.
We had a great time, and Anna's night even got better when I pulled out a little black box and placed it on the table. I could see she wasn't expecting this.
I immidiatly told her I didn't want anything big or fancy, but that didn't seem to mind her. She doesn't want anything like that either.
The next day she or course had to tell Jo about it. They have been sharing everything since they were kids, and Anna said she couldn't wait to tell her about our engagement.
I'm pretty sure there were some other conversationtopics as well, they are girls after all.

  • So Anna and Bai are engaged. Anna has had the want to get engaged ever since she aged to adult, but Bai never rolled the want. He's romance/fortune so I don't think he will ever roll that want, but at least he doesn't have the fear to get engaged, or married. 
  • I haven't set a date yet for their wedding, but it definatly will be something small!!  They might even elope to one of the vacation islands :)
  • Anna also has the want for another child, also since she aged to adult. Her ideal family size is 6, Bai's 2, neither of them is allowed birth control so we never know what's going to happen. If they don't get a child autonomously, I might even be tempted to let them have another one. I would like to see a girl from these 2 myself :)


  1. Wow, an engagement and baby talk, don't those things always go hand in hand :P

    1. I'm kind of hoping the marriage will go hand in hand with a baby, but sssh, I don't want them to know ;)

      Thanks for reading!

  2. Wow, I wasn't expecting an engagement either, so I'm as surprised as Anna was! I'm glad though. I was wondering if Bai would stick around with Anna or not.

    It's so nice to see that Bethany copes so well with being shuffled back and forth between her mum and dad's houses as well. It seems like she's a very happy little girl.

    1. So far Bai hasn't rolled any wants for another girl. He didn't roll the want to get engaged or married, but I saw the lack of romantic wants for others as him wanting to stick around with Anna :)

      Despite the moving around Bethany always has a smile on her face :)

      Thanks for reading!

  3. Oh, cool, surprise engagement! Nice to see a romance sim settling down, too. Looking forward to the wedding!

    1. Bai didn't roll the want, but he doesn't have the fear for it either, and he isn't rolling any wants for other females, so it seemed like the right time for them.

      Don't expect too much from the wedding, it IS going to be very small :)

      Thanks for reading!

  4. A lot going on in this family. 3 kids are a lot to handle even if the oldest goes back and forth.

    Congrats on the engagement.I'm sure Anna is happy after two kids.

  5. Oh Yay! A wedding! Looking forward to this one! Their boys are really cute as is Bethany, I hope they have a limitless oopsie after the wedding, and a girl for Anna.