Karen sat down. The girls were doing their homework at the table, but they both looked up. She paused. How was she going to say this?
He, of course, was thrilled. But they’d talked about having more kids for a while now. Now that the twins were older, Sam had been hoping for her news for days. But they hadn’t wanted to tell the girls until they were sure.
Karen had always wanted a sibling growing up, and Sam loved his sister. But the twins already had each other, was there room for a sibling?
“That’s great, mom!” Evelyn said with a huge smile!
“Brother or sister? Not twins?” Elisa asked.
“No, you two are enough of that. It’s too little to know the sex yet. But we know there’s only one.”
Karen let out a sigh, they seemed okay with the idea. She wasn’t sure exactly why she was worried, but the past few weeks had been rough. Now that they girls were in school, their interests and circles were diversifying. Most of the time it was okay, but when they fought, everyone knew it.
Evelyn was taking it harder than her sister. Elisa was friendly to everyone and made friends easily. Everyone liked Elisa. Evelyn reminded Karen more of herself. More awkward around strangers. She remembered how much she had struggled to make friends in school. When she found one, she hated to give them up.
Watching Sam date other people in high school had been tough.
Even now, a full adult, she still had her moments of doubt. Just last week she’d found Sam and Krysta talking outside the pub while she’d been waiting inside.
After Sam left, Karen couldn’t help but give Krysta a piece of her mind. Just because her marriage was on the rocks wasn’t any cause to try to mess up hers. She’d already had her chance at Sam.
She just knew Krysta still had feelings for Sam. It was obvious especially as she backed off so quickly. Karen found Sam chatting with his sister waiting for her to join them. Dinner had been a little stressed. He knew something was wrong.
That night though when she’d told him how seeing him with Krysta made her feel, he apologized straight away. He said it hadn’t been as bad as it looked. Krysta was just asking after the girls and then they’d gotten to talking about books. And he’d asked her for advice on what to buy Karen for her upcoming birthday.
She had felt bad for losing her temper after that. But he’d shown her how dedicated he was to her. Everyday, she told herself not to worry so much about others. It was obvious that Sam just had eyes for her. But sometimes it was so hard.
Especially when he hung out with his old girlfriends.
So she understood Evelyn’s jealousy of her sister’s friends. It was stupid and irrational. But it was so hard not to see how they threw themselves at Sam. Even though he never realized what they were up to.
Author Note: Wow, I didn’t mean for that delay – I’ve been sitting on this post mentally for weeks trying to figure out Karen. (She is a tough sim to understand). But despite that she’s defiantly growing on me. My goal will be to have Huffman’s every Thursday so stay tuned!