TS4- Alien Adoption Ch 5: Worries and Frustrations

Chapter 5

Brian loves his little tyke.  He doesn’t even miss his old career in science.  Sometimes he misses dabbling in the unknown, though.

He’s decided to make a more concerted effort in helping Rocket with the language barrier.

He decided to take Rocket to the backyard for a little language practice.  Perhaps the change of scenery will help?  Rocket laughs and says, “Bizaabgotojo funny!  Squeegee!”  Brian can’t help but laugh at Rocket’s antics even if he only understood one word out of three.

Bizoopagototogo-sipaxni-sitakni stallada?”  Well, so much for one word.  Brian sighs and decides to try something different.

He tells Rocket stories.  Stories about space and adventures.  Funny stories about a man going to space finding the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

He finds a message board that looks promising and responds to someone’s post.  He feels hopeful that this is it.

Rocket is as much of a trouble-maker as always.  He woke up in the middle of the night to use the potty and ran outside to make a mess while Brian was sleeping.

Brian decides to add a little fun to their chats and puts on the radio, showing Rocket how to dance.

“Daddy,” Brian states pointing at himself.  “Bizaabgotojo,” Rocket laughs in response.

Brian decides to go back to picture books.  Rocket has no problem repeating the words and pointing at the appropriate pictures.

The forum post that Brian found seems to be a dead-end.  He decides to post his own question and keep it vague but with enough information added in that someone might clue in if they are in the know about the alien children:

Language Barriers:

Hello, my adopted son speaks another language than myself. It is very complicated and difficult to understand. He does repeat words I’ve taught him back to me but can’t seem to use them in context and usually mixes them up with his own strange language. Anyone with advice and ideas please respond here or email me directly.


Rocket continues his love of blocks.

Bath time is always an experience.  “Bizoopagoto spaskitaka-sploshtoki bizaabgotojo,” Rocket squeals.

Rocket is able to name all of the numbers correctly.  Brian feels very proud.

Sometimes though, Rocket doesn’t want affection and lashes out for no reason.

With no responses to his original question, Brian decides to post another.  Rocket will be school age soon and he’s getting increasingly worried.

Children of Different Colors:

Hello, I was hoping someone could give advice on how to help my adopted son feel okay about being different than the other kids at school. I mean very different. Both his skin and hair colors are unusual and I want him to feel comfortable around the other kids his age. How do I deal? Please respond here or email me directly.


Today is Rocket’s birthday.  He will start school very soon.  With still no responses on the forum, he feels lost and afraid.  Although Rocket can speak quite well he still adds in his own gibberish.  There’s also the worry of how different he’ll be from the other students.  He bakes a cake and stares at it forlornly.  Then goes to wake up his boy to celebrate a new stage in his life.  For better or worse this is it.

Chapter notes:

The rest of the challenge posts will be written in a different style than the last few due to the collaboration with other simmer’s stories. Most are doing it in a diary or letter style I decided to go with a third-person point of view.  Special thanks to CathyTea for creating the alien language.  It was a fun addition to the chapter.  This chapter was shorter than the previous ones because of Rocket’s birthday. I wanted to do a little time jump with the next one.  I did, on the other hand, age Rocket up before I stopped playing but you’ll have to wait for the next chapter to see him!

He gained the art lover trait which made me laugh considering his “painting” constantly all over the ground.  I didn’t manage to get his skills up to 5 before he aged up.  I don’t know how anyone does it.  Brian worked on his skills almost non-stop!

Skills gained aging up.

Satisfaction points… not bad for being completely autonomous!

Chapter 6


  1. “Funny stories about a man going to space finding the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.”
    This made me “LOL out loud” 🙂
    Congrats on completing the first stage of the journey

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  2. Awesome ! I really love the way you worked in the forums and language ! We got all skills but thinking maxed. Imagination and physical weren’t that hard because Sept loved playing with the dollhouse and dancing . Language wasn’t that hard because they both loved to talk . . I kinda gave up on thinking , but we were actually a lot closer than I realized !

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    • Thanks! It was fun adding a little in here and there. I didn’t think about it until later that I could have taken screenshots of the questions in the “forum” instead of typing it out! He’d maxed imagination and something else and was close to maxing everything except thinking. That’s the hardest one!


  3. Looking great! I got to play a couple days as well last night and boy is Leon a talker!

    My story will probably be in third person as well, but well see, I’m not 100 % sure if it’ll all work out.

    I love reading any kind of story, so feel free to jump around as much as needed. 🙂

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    • Thanks! I kept track of when the notifications popped up saying what skill levels he was at so I knew what he needed to work on. I went through the toddler years really fast because I was kind of obsessed with that part.

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