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The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: Father Knows Best?


Welcome to our fourth entry in our Story Starter Kits series! If you missed all the info on Story Starter Kits, you can read more about what they are and how they work in our introductory article!

This month, we’re bringing you a happily married couple with a young daughter whom they both desperately want to see succeed in life… but they each have different ideas about what success means and their daughter isn’t so sure she agrees with either of her parents.

Father Knows Best?

The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: Father Knows Best?

Jase and his husband, Samuel, met back in college completely by accident. Jase was on his way to football practice and Samuel was in a rush to get to the computer lab and they collided with each other in the hall. Jase offered to buy Samuel a coffee after practice as an apology and the rest, as they say, is history. Despite their wildly different interests, they fell in love, got married, and adopted a little girl named Hailey.

Everything changed for them in the best way when their daughter came into their lives. Their careers were still important to them but it became more about being successful so they could give Hailey a good life. When Jase got his big break by making it into the minor leagues, they bought a bigger house in the suburbs so their daughter would have more space to play. Their whole world revolves around Hailey, so it’s breaking their hearts that she doesn’t seem to be living up to her full potential.

They’re constantly getting calls from Hailey’s teachers complaining about her lack of interest in her studies and her disruptive behaviour in class. Jase thinks the problem is that Hailey isn’t active enough so she’s restless during class hours; he keeps trying to push her into sports to help her release all that energy. Samuel completely disagrees with his husband and feels like sports are just another distraction for her; he thinks she should learn to code in order to lay down the building blocks for self-discipline and critical thinking. Their opposing views on how to help their daughter become successful has led to more than a few heated arguments between them lately.

Caught in the middle is poor Haleigh. Her parents are so busy butting heads over what they think she needs that no one’s really listening to her. If they did, she’d tell her dads that all this pressure they’re putting on her is what’s making her feel overwhelmed and unable to focus. She isn’t trying to be disruptive when she acts out in class; she’s just trying to make people laugh because that’s what she loves to do. Why does she have to be into sports or really good with computers to be successful? Why doesn’t she get to choose what success is for herself?

Will Hailey’s parents learn to lecture less and listen more? Or will the conflict only get worse as Hailey gets older? Well, that’s all up to you!

Other Info:

Jase Slade
  • Age: Young Adult
  • Traits: Active, Bro, Ambitious, High Metabolism
  • Aspiration: Bodybuilder
  • Likes: Orange, Electronica Music, Fitness, Contemporary Décor
  • Dislikes: Blue, Retro Music, Programming, Farmhouse Décor
  • Skills: Fitness (5), Charisma (4), Handiness (3)
  • Career: Athlete (5 – Professional Athlete Branch)
  • Packs Used: None! Base Game Compatible!
Samuel Clemens
  • Age: Young Adult
  • Traits: Genius, Geek, Family-Oriented, Quick Learner
  • Aspiration: Computer Whiz
  • Likes: Grey, Retro Music, Programming, Contemporary Décor
  • Dislikes: Yellow, Electronica Music, Fitness, Farmhouse Décor
  • Skills: Programming (4), Video Gaming (3), Cooking (3)
  • Career: Tech Guru (4)
  • Packs Used: None! Base Game Compatible!
Hailey Slade-Clemens
  • Age: Child
  • Traits: Erratic
  • Aspiration: Social Butterfly
  • Likes: Blue, Kids Radio Music, Comedy
  • Dislikes: Orange, Electronica Music, Fitness
  • Skills: Social (4), Mental (2), Motor (2)
  • Career: Grade School D Student
  • Packs Used: None! Base Game Compatible!

Upscale Contempo

This spacious, three-story contemporary home is the perfect fit for a small family with upscale taste. With an open concept floor plan, a home gym, office, and entertaining patio, you won’t have to sacrifice style to raise a happy family here. While the main floor is suited for entertaining guests, the second bedroom and monkey bars underneath the covered patio make this home the ideal place for a successful couple to balance family life with career hustle.

Lot Info:

  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Price: §97,668
  • Size: 30×20
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Lot Traits: Bracing Breezes, Fast Internet
  • Packs Used: None! Base Game Compatible!
  • Tips to Use This Lot:
    • Jase, Samuel, & Hailey come with enough simoleons to purchase their home and have some savings leftover.

Your Story Starter Kit is waiting for you! Get The Household and The Lot by downloading them from the official Gallery Website linked on the buttons below. Or, follow SnarkyWitch in the Gallery and look for Father Knows Best and Upscale Contempo!

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