Jan and Jen Danvers
Lots of random Danvers family snapshots, with no notable or
unusual events of any kind!
The twins Jan and Jen had a nice idyllic suburban toddlerhood.
If they all hated each other or whatever it'd make a more interesting story, but it wouldn't be in character.
They eagerly investigated the world around them.
"What's in here?"
In virtually none of these pictures do I know which twin is which.
And together entered into the world of culture.
The extended family taught them all the necessary life skills.
Jean teaches her granddaughter to walk.
(I really ought to let Jean Danvers age to Elder to match John; but she's just so
cute as an adult.)
John Danvers best friends with his granddaughter.
("Best Friends" is actually sort of an odd word for this kind of relationship.)
Although Justin was a busy teenager, he also made time now and then to
play with his tiny sisters.
Whee some more!
The advantages of having a teenage brother. I'm impressed that
the game even has a "run while carrying a toddler" animation.
The stay-at-home Family sims, John and his daughter Jane, were the twins' primary
Father and daughter have a moment to themselves.
"And then the robot says, 'yeah, but can your parakeet do this?'"
Anyway, after several years of this, it was time for another pair of birthdays.
We'll assume for the sake of argument that this is Jan. That's Joan on the left in the hat, on another of her frequent visits from college. Note the other twin being jealous on the ground in the doorway; patience, little one!
Blowing out the candles.
Jen (or the twin currently assumed to be Jen) had toddled off to play in the toilet or something by this time, and had to be retrieved when it was her turn.
Jan's first moment of childhood.
(Apologies to all if this is actually Jen.)
The advantage of being second is that the one who went first sticks around to join in the cheering.
Do real families that have twins use two cakes every birthday, I wonder? (And whatever is Jean looking at?)
Jen's first moment of childhood.
Or possibly Jan's. I guess I could make a detailed study of their PJ patterns. I like how the twins are so happy for each other here.
After all the excitement, the twins were pretty exhausted. One of them immediately
ran to the nearest bed (Justin's, as it happened) and collapsed.
Fortunately Justin didn't need his bed for awhile anyway, and eventually
everything got sorted out.
Cleaning up the toys of babyhood.
What eerily symmetrical children!
Whew, that was fun!
Not long after, Jan was spotted on her own in a local park.
A Grand Day Out
I actually know that this is Jan, because of the clothing. Sally was the controllable here; Jan was a random (and very funny) unaccompanied-minor walkby.
Glad these things are still legal.
Sally does like children.
"Nice to meet you!"
"Say, isn't your daughter my Grampa John's ex-lover? You must be really old!" "What an adorable child."
She stayed at the park far into the twilight.
"To the moon!"
I think she was still there when Sally called a cab and went home. I'm surprised Jane and Georgia let her be out by herself so late! Of course in the TS2 universe, kids are in no danger...
The next day Jan and Jen talked, and decided that I'd had entirely too
easy a time identifying Jan in those last pictures.
Maybe once they're teenagers they'll want to assert more individuality.
So here they are, Jan and Jen Danvers, fully launched into Sim childhood.
After I took this picture I went into build mode and put up the missing siding on the addition there.
There are also pictures of Jean Danvers in her new Criminal career
(the "Become a Criminal Mastermind" lifetime want is imho way too
common in the game), and of the twins getting into private school,
and Justin falling in love,
and all like that there, but not for today...