Sure, with all the crazy parties, he's been surrounded by Sims... but being a popular bartender doesn't mean he has a lot of real friends.
Bob is better in smaller groups. Thanks to Nina, he's made good friends with her husband, Steve, too.
Making friends isn't easy for a Loner. Most of the time, he just likes being alone in his garden. He can Sim-watch from there.
One time, he saw Scarlet show up with her daughter. The encounter was so spontaneous and adorable. <3
Bob invited Maria in to play upstairs in the kid's room. She really liked making fun of Uni, lol.
Other kids walked by... Like the Fry twins, Deanna and Dualla, and the blonde boy, Jonathon Morse.
I swear I can spend all day just Sim-watching from the sidewalk. Some look so sad, like Valerie Redmond...
There's always something interesting happening around the Pancakes lot, lol.
Speedo-Butt's another bartender like Bob, the townie Shaowen Acevedo! He used to be the best mixologist in town, but Bob Pancakes has far surpassed him!
Bob became my first Sim to hit 100 drinks! <3
His maxed-out mixology skill is really handy. My Sims love to taste test! They're spoiled rotten now.
Eliza Pancakes has also maxed out the goals I set for her: she's reached the top of the Comedian career track and she's earned the Hilarious personality trait.
I'm too scared to try out these new dialogue options. Jokes can kill!
She's made a best friend, too: Jodie Workaholic.
They're so cute!
Scarlet Firecracker's good friends with both Bob and Eliza Pancakes.
She gets invited over so much, it's like she lives there! Struttin' in like she owns the place...
There's still parties going on, but they're smaller, more intimate so that Bob can make some real friends. He's a Loner so too many Sims freak him out.
He's much more comfortable one on one.
Eliza is so happy to have Scarlet in her life...
I'm not sure her husband Don would agree at the moment, lol.
Bob Pancakes has especially warmed up to Scarlet. He likes chatting with her about things that make her gasp, lol.
Bob's also made friends with Kristian Fry, his new fishing partner.
Let's just say all those fish led to a very Confident bedroom, lol.
I waited until they both rolled a wish for a baby. I was like Awww...
It really was the perfect time to grow their family - and their house. With so many career items coming home, I had to make room.
Bob has a HUGE bar out in the back now...
Build mode makes it so easy to stretch out the deck to make space. <3
With baby wishes in mind, Eliza and Bob got extra romantic.
In addition to comedy, Eliza can play the guitar and serenade her love with the best of them.
It worked on the second try. Yay!
Eliza couldn't wait to tell Bob. "We're having a baby!"
Bob cooked his very hungry pregnant wife pancakes. Lots and lots of pancakes.
She's really hungry!
Eliza shared the bounty of food with friends. She invited over random Sims off the street, like Tammy Samuels and Chuck Cenzo, and told them all the Big News.
But I think Chuck sneaked his way in for Bob's drinks, lol.
The Pancakes hosted an official party to celebrate Baby Incoming. Bob put his new bar to good use!
Eliza had a delightful time.
As her baby bump grew, everyone wanted to feel it. Like Bob...
And her best friend Jodie...
And Scarlet Firecracker!
Eliza was tired a lot. This pregnancy is tough!
But Bob helps her through it.
And I learned something neat I hadn't really noticed before. Pregnant Sims can still "go jogging," but they will just waddle around. It still increases fitness!
The time finally came over a steamy plate of baked potatoes.
Bob went into crazy panic mode!
Eliza and Bob invited over some friends during labor as they waited. Bob ended up being surrounded by them, all panicked. It looked so funny, lol.
These friend Sims present at birth are Scarlet and lazy-bones Nina, lol.
And Jodie, and townie Tammy Samuels in the bright green sweater.
They wait and wait and wait, and finally the baby is born!
Bob is the first to feed his newborn son, Peter Pancakes! <3
Eliza, so very tired but so very happy, gets hugs and congratulations from her friends who waited so patiently.
It's a boy! It's a boy! Bob can't stop smiling. Lol at Nina again.
Lol, well, everyone else besides Nina seems very happy!
Time flies and soon it's time to age up Peter Pancakes!
Awww! Peter is a mini-Bob Pancakes! He's inherited his father's black hair and Eliza's green eyes.
I pull him up in CAS for some fun outfits!
Peter Pancakes is too cute!
Peter's personality trait is Active and he has the rambunctious scamp aspiration.
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