Melody adjusted quite well to her new life as a single mother. Surprisingly, to herself, motherhood suited her quite well. Between her job, and missing her ex, she did not expect to enjoy caring for her precious babes. She wasn’t a Sim who enjoyed routine, but she developed a pretty good system for making time for her children while caring for herself. Before she went to work, she fed and changed them. As soon as she got home in the evenings, she dashed in the house to cuddle and love on them.
After she played with them and made them happy, she took a much needed nap. Usually, she woke up to two screaming, hungry, wet babies. She took care of their needs and then her own. She had dinner and then either worked on her skills, hit the gym, the pool, or crashed in front of the tube. When she got tired again, she put herself to bed.
Mia and Marli were excellent babies, and Melody could usually handle them on her own. But, sometimes it was really hard. At times, the usual stresses of life got her down. Other times she was frustrated with her failed relationship. Sometimes she missed him and wanted him back, and sometimes she just hated him.
No matter her mood, there was nothing or no one that could change the way she felt about her babies. She loved them with all of her heart. It was strange. She felt like she made a mistake by getting involved with Paxton, and she wished she hadn’t acted so hastily. But at the same time, she would never wish away her children. It’s funny how that works. You wish you had not done something, but you wouldn’t change the results for anything. She needed them a lot more than they needed her. Something needed to happen in her life to make her mature and think more rationally. Unfortunately, it took being rejected and an unexpected pregnancy to make that happen.
Sometimes, her parents would silently watch her to see how she was doing. One night, they were both in the house and discussed how they felt about the matter.
“So, BJ, what do you think about Melody’s situation? I’m very proud of how she’s doing. Motherhood looks good on her!”
“Yeah…I suppose. I’m just…I get so mad sometimes! I just want to wring that Paxton’s neck! Other times I want to wring her neck. But, we can’t change what happened. She is very good with them though. She’s going to be an excellent mom. I just know it.”
The way Mia and Marli looked at her just melted her heart every time. They looked at her as if they were as in love with her as she was in love with them. She adored them.
The love of her children and the transformation in her life caused her to think about her future and what it needed to look like. She decided that she was going to make a major change in her life.
To be continued….