Kara's Sweet Sixteen

November 3rd, 2004

The birthday girl makes a wish.

"Now make a wish and blow out the candles," said Art to Kara.

"What should I wish for?"

"Anything you want."

"A kitten," whispered Kim.

Kara looked around at her family and friends. Her eyes rested briefly on the boy in the pirate suit and her cheeks blushed pink. "Um…do I have to say it outloud?"

Art shook his head. "Not if you don't want to."

"Okay." Her lips moved silently as she formed her wish and then, taking in a deep breath, she leaned forward and…

Hoorah!  All the candles have been blown out.

…blew the candles out.

The transformation begins.

Suddenly, her skin tingled. As her friends and family cheered her on, Kara spun around and jumped into the air. Confetti exploded over her head as her dad pulled the string on a party popper he'd hidden in his pocket.

Kids...they grow up so fast.

And just like that, Kara transformed into a beautiful teenager. Andi blinked her eyes rapidly trying to stem her brimming tears. Kids, she thought, they grow up so fast.

Kara looked down at herself. Woah! The ground seemed so far away. Oh, and look. Soft, squishy things on her chest. Cool! She experimentally tossed her head and smiled. Finally, she had nice long hair. Now that she was almost an adult and could make her own decisions (about most stuff) never would she go back to having short hair.

Art was so pleased. His firstborn was now a beautiful young woman. Oh, no, he thought, how am I going to pay for her college while I'm still working at Everybody's a Weiner. That damn promotion better come through soon. He shook he head getting rid of the distracting thoughts. It was too early to worry too much about college. For now, his greatest wish was for Kara to continue getting excellent grades and to get a part-time job, in short, become the classic overachiever.

John could barely tear his eyes away from Kara. Now that she was a teenager, she reminded him of Belle in that Beauty in the Beast movie that his sister Corrie liked so much. Maybe he'd watch it when he got home.

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16 Responses to “Kara's Sweet Sixteen”

  1. Aner-Dyfan says:

    That is really good and extremly descriptive. I especially like the way you've kept it so entertaining for three pages, many other stories I've read really only say 'Sim X grew up' and have a couple of pictures.

  2. Leslie says:

    :mrgreen: Aw, I think it's sweet they like each other. I wonder if John will still have his pirate hat once he's older!

  3. chattykathy says:

    oh, that's adorable!!!!! i love it!!!!! and when John asked Kara out, it was so adorable!!! "will you wait for me?" *sniff*

    will you write a story about John's birthday party, too? oooh, he's after an older woman. 😉

  4. Lani says:

    YAY, she grew up into a lovely teen. I love Sim birthday parties. LOL! 🙂

  5. Lauren says:

    An adorable story. This sweet family makes me want to come back and read more.

  6. Jen says:

    Great story, Kara! 😀 I love the pic of the kids plugging their noses over Kara's burnt cake. And she does make a beautiful teenager! I look forward to seeing what happens with her and John…

  7. Rookie says:

    Dude I agree we gotta see Jhons B-day first

  8. simmister says:

    hmm, I guess I should've read the stories in the proper order (I love doing things differently!!!:razz:) that story was really sweet. Great shots!

  9. PeophinGal says:

    That was such an awesome story! Great job! I can't wait to see what happens when John becomes a teenager!

  10. Jessy says:

    😯 soo cute! i heart your stories!

  11. Janice says:

    awww it's so cute! how the liitle John asked Kara out lol 🙂 weird but cute! lol, it'd be interestign to see if John would have the pirate's hat on him when he grows up 🙂 as usually perfect shots!

  12. jessica says:

    that story is awsome i actuly like a kid named john too:oops: i cant wait to see wh at happens next by all means continu the story:grin::mrgreen::smile::razz:

  13. Marissa says:

    :smile:That was so good

  14. E-Liz says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Oh, right, soz, I wasn't really thinking. I'll give you a better comment soon. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  15. Elyssa says:

    Oh I love this story!! Little John in his pirate hat will indeed grow up to be a hottie!!! I love your writing style, your B-log so rocks 😀 I can't wait to see Kara and John again 🙂

  16. Kim "The Sis" says:

    I've finally caught up:mrgreen:!! I'm absolutely loving it sis! Your stories are so creative and packed with hidden meaning and pieces of your personality. You have our family playing it out perfectly!! I love US!:lol::grin: The Alphabets is nice addictive little story! I can't wait for John's B-Day (Little John, hmmmm, you did in fact rob the cradle, sis!:wink:)–You are just too hot grown up, I'll bet he'll be the same,…What a perfect match! I felt sort of sad 😥 when little Kim asked if her sis would still play with her, cuz I remember thinking just that…But, you did, and still do!:smile::wink: I feel sorry for poor Dad–Hopefully he gets his promotion soon or little Kim might have to go down to Everybody's a Weiner and tell them where they can shove there hot dogs if they don't give her Dad the promotion he deserves.:lol::lol::lol: I can't wait for me to grow up either, so I can be as gorgeous as my older sis! My John wants to know why he isn't in the stories at all,…he's pouting (sort of):roll::wink:! Love you sis! Can't wait for more:!: