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Think of the children! (Bad Parenting in the Sims 3)
« on: 2009 June 28, 15:05:09 »
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I found this rather worrying last night.  I sent my adult sim off to town whilst the kids were in school.  She stopped by the bookstore, then took a fishing lesson, and finally stopped at the Bistro for a bite to eat.  While she was there a mother sim and her toddler came by.  At first the mother started teaching the kid to walk while other customers were milling about.  After a bit she stopped teaching the kid and started chatting up some guy.  I went to check on my kids, and left mom reading at the Bistro after her meal.  I came back a few sim hours later to check on mom.  She was still contentedly reading, and everyone else had wandered off, including the other sim mom leaving behind her toddler.

Now I've only seen this that one time so far, but it's got me wondering.  How many sims do this, and if these poor children some how magically know how find their way home.  Shouldn't Social Services be all over these irresponsible sims for abandoning their toddlers?  You know they would be if heaven forbid I left my toddlers at home with out a teen sibling, or a babysitter!
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« Reply #1 on: 2009 June 28, 15:21:18 »
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I found this rather worrying last night.  I sent my adult sim off to town whilst the kids were in school.  She stopped by the bookstore, then took a fishing lesson, and finally stopped at the Bistro for a bite to eat.  While she was there a mother sim and her toddler came by.  At first the mother started teaching the kid to walk while other customers were milling about.  After a bit she stopped teaching the kid and started chatting up some guy.  I went to check on my kids, and left mom reading at the Bistro after her meal.  I came back a few sim hours later to check on mom.  She was still contentedly reading, and everyone else had wandered off, including the other sim mom leaving behind her toddler.

Now I've only seen this that one time so far, but it's got me wondering.  How many sims do this, and if these poor children some how magically know how find their way home.  Shouldn't Social Services be all over these irresponsible sims for abandoning their toddlers?  You know they would be if heaven forbid I left my toddlers at home with out a teen sibling, or a babysitter!

I noticed this as well. I sent a sim to the beach and there was a toddler left there for hours and hours. It was still there by 4am. I don't think they're reached by Social Services though....
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« Reply #2 on: 2009 June 28, 16:18:26 »
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I've seen this too, and I think when the toddlers motives get too low they are magically transported to their house.  

I actually tried to see what would happen if I stole a toddler from a house. I think it was the grandmother, and she picked the toddler up and went to her own house.  I had her feed it and play with it and after a while the toddler just disappeared from the lot.  No harm done, it was happily at his house.  Looks like they are immune to neglect!
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« Reply #3 on: 2009 June 28, 16:48:59 »
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Sims are terrible parents, bringing their babies out in public like that, yes. Don't they know that this isn't appropriate? Someone could SEE them there! The list of potential witnesses quickly balloons out of control, and it rapidly becomes infeasible to kill them all.
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« Reply #4 on: 2009 June 28, 17:14:39 »
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Sims are terrible parents, bringing their babies out in public like that, yes. Don't they know that this isn't appropriate? Someone could SEE them there! The list of potential witnesses quickly balloons out of control, and it rapidly becomes infeasible to kill them all.

Indeed. Post birth abortions FTW.
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« Reply #5 on: 2009 June 28, 19:44:55 »
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While playing the Bunches, I sent the Dad and one of his sons fishing and didn't realize the Dad was holding the new baby until I got a message that I couldn't leave the baby on the ground and asked if I wanted a babysitter to take it home.  I think that is the auto-magical way that the kids eventually get where they are supposed to be because sure enough the baby showed up on the floor in the entryway at home.

I've also noticed when sending my sims visiting their friends that frequently the toddlers are the only ones that show up as "home".  I guess neglect is not really an issue Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: 2009 June 28, 22:55:47 »
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I think this takes the cake.
Please note that the parents are not cut out the picture, they aren't in sight at all.

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« Reply #7 on: 2009 June 28, 23:03:32 »
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Lol.  From the good ol' sim days of not being able to take the kiddies anywhere, now they can crawl off into the sunset on their own.  It is comforting to know though that I'm not the only one with horrible sim parents around town.
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« Reply #8 on: 2009 June 29, 00:44:26 »
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I think this takes the cake.
Please note that the parents are not cut out the picture, they aren't in sight at all.



What's disappointing is when a car runs over them, nothing happens. I wish there was "Death by Car."
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« Reply #9 on: 2009 June 29, 00:51:34 »
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What's disappointing is when a car runs over them, nothing happens. I wish there was "Death by Car."

Definitely. Not enough death in TS3 at all.

Bring back baby BBQ!
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« Reply #10 on: 2009 June 29, 02:48:20 »
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Ha ha. That picture up there does "take the cake". I have yet to see something like that.

I remember when my Sim went to the Sunflower Spa, (in Riverview), and since it's a rabbit-hole I had went to watch what other Sims were doing until my Sim was finished.

Well, here this Sim dad put his toddler down into the bushes and just left. He actually got into a car and left. I was shocked for a moment because I didn't think that would be allowed to happen in the game but I soon got over it because I kept seeing it soon thereafter.
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« Reply #11 on: 2009 June 29, 03:37:30 »
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I think this takes the cake.
Please note that the parents are not cut out the picture, they aren't in sight at all.



At least they taught him well enough to use the crosswalks. I be not wanting no jaywalking toddlers in my game.
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« Reply #12 on: 2009 June 29, 05:33:48 »
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I've seen toddlers crawling along the sidewalk near the park a few times, though I've never thought to select them so that I can see where they think they are going.  They can move pretty quickly, but I guess I would too if I were about to be poofed.
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« Reply #13 on: 2009 June 29, 08:11:36 »
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"To be poofed".

If you let your toddlers roam, the Poofs might get them. The Poofs loves toddlers and small children. Om nom nom.

Beware the Poofs.
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« Reply #14 on: 2009 June 29, 09:41:35 »
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That's to cute, I wonder if the toddler was following his parents, knowing that thats the way they went.  I had something similar in game.
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« Reply #15 on: 2009 June 29, 10:36:43 »
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The Chris Hansen of TS3 is working very hard to catch the Poof.
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« Reply #16 on: 2009 June 29, 12:19:57 »
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I think this takes the cake.
Please note that the parents are not cut out the picture, they aren't in sight at all.



I wish toddlers could "jog to" once they had learned to walk.
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« Reply #17 on: 2009 June 29, 13:45:14 »
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I wish toddlers could "jog to" once they had learned to walk.

That would be hilariously cute  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: 2009 June 29, 15:59:35 »
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I haven't had anything like this, in game, but at least with playable toddlers I try to age them up ASAP, because I'm not too keen on the early stages. Of course, now I have to experiment with kidlet and the poofs. Hmm, who can I impregnate...
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« Reply #19 on: 2009 June 29, 19:57:36 »
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I think this takes the cake.
Please note that the parents are not cut out the picture, they aren't in sight at all.



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This made it damn near impossible.
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« Reply #20 on: 2009 June 29, 21:16:48 »
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I noticed a toddler sitting all day in the yard across the street from my sim's house. I kept thinking, "Mountain lions... where are the mountain lions?"

Then, I organized a beach birthday party for one of my sims. I duly had the mom hire a babysitter. Next thing I know, she walks out of the house holding the squee larva, drops it next to the bar at the beach and leaves it there. I did tell her to pick it up before she went home, but she arrived at home without it. I figured it would die of hunger or diaper rash, as its icon was getting into the red. She went back and retrieved it, but after that, she had a glitch where she kept popping off the toilet or in the bed. I realized that she had a phantom baby and reset her.
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« Reply #21 on: 2009 June 30, 20:40:55 »
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I can haz cheezburger nao? I PROMEES TOO BEE GEWD! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: 2009 June 30, 20:46:58 »
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Am I missing something in that pic?  Parents woohooing while their kids sleep is parenting fail?
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« Reply #23 on: 2009 June 30, 20:48:10 »
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Am I missing something in that pic?  Parents woohooing while their kids sleep is parenting fail?
Kids... sex, you don't get it?  Sad
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« Reply #24 on: 2009 June 30, 20:48:38 »
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Yeah, I don't get the pic either.  How do you think little brothers and sisters are born?
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