Monday, July 4, 2011

Enjoying the Sound, 2009

Lovar, spring, 2009
Lyndon is 54, Nicole is 52

Lyndon had been doing a lot of thinking lately. The church was doing mediocre it you were being generous with your words. However he wasn't thinking about the church, instead he was thinking about his life.

Perhaps it was something his son-in-law said. Something about his enjoyment of the simplicity of his life with his daughters and wife.

Maybe it was his wife and how she found him up late one night, doing endless research on the internet, tracking down sims and discovering what they were up to.

"What are you trying to do? Collect friends?" she teased him.

He didn't have the heart to tell her that a way he felt that he was trying to collect friends.

Lately, however, he was content to simply sit and enjoy the smells of freshly baked pastries.

He lingered over breakfast a bit more,

enjoying the sound of his wife's voice

before she left to teach her music lessons and his first client came for a session.

Maybe it was because he was getting older, but regardless he wanted a change in his life. He was tired of seeking the approval of others, instead he wanted to watch his grandchildren grow up before his eyes and spend more time with his wife.

"I missed you," he said sweeping her into his arms when he arrived.

"I missed you too. How was your day?"

"It couldn't end soon enough," he whispered kissing her neck. "Let's get you out of this dress."

It was in that moment that he knew that his life and his goals wouldn't be the same again.


ROS: Mid-life crisis. Reroll aspiration and LTW. Lyndon was originally popularity/family which never seemed to fit that much, but now he is family/popularity.


  1. I'm glad Lyndon's mid life crisis wasn't him going off and acting like a complete tool :). We all just need a little change sometimes. I love that his main priority is his family now.

  2. Yes, I'm glad about that too! A positive mid-life crisis - there's a nice little twist on an old trope! It makes sense that he'd be thinking about family more now, with new grandkids popping out.

  3. Mizzgin, LOL! I couldn't see Lyndon acting like a nut, especially since he couldn't buy a bright red car or something else like that :P

    Carla, thanks for reading. I didn't think about it being positive when I wrote it, I just saw that he wanted to focus more on family. You might be right about the numerous grandchildren changing his mind.

  4. I forgot to tell you that I really love the new banner :)

  5. I'm glad that Lyndon has decided that family is now his first priority. As he gets older, he's going to need to cherish the time with his wife, kids and grandkids, because he won't be around forever.

    Great update!:)

  6. Mizzgin, thanks, I've been trying to tweak the site and the banner size, still a bit too fuzzy for me though :\

    Coolkat thanks for reading. You're right, Lyndon won't be around forever and perhaps he's thinking just that :)

  7. Nothing like enjoying life. It's a shame that sometimes it's not until we're much older that we realize we should really take that in.

  8. Choco, you're right. I think it's something about realizing the fragility of life that makes one reconsider their priorities.

  9. I like the way you wrote this - turning the mid-life crisis into something positive. It felt very real, with him realising the value of his family as he gets older.

  10. Thanks Blackcat, I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment! :)

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