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What do you do with grandparents?
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How to do involve them in your game etc? I've never actually done anything with them on sims 2 only on sims 3.
They do the normal Sim stuff; walk around in their skivvies, play in the hot tub, and babysit. It was their house, in my mind. They still have hopes and dreams.
They do everything in my game. Depending on whether they have younger relatives and their budget they may either help them with home and children or live on their own. In the second case they travel the world, adopt lots of pets, tend to a garden, find hobbies like sewing and run business selling what they do - my younger sims are usually to busy with work/children/life goals, so they have time for fun stuff only when they are elders :D Or, when they have life goal still undone they may start to finally pursue it (when if not now?). I often let their wishes decide what they are going to do.
I sort of just left them on their own for the longest of time, but in the last few years I really started to love playing with them :)
edited July 14
I have my elders move into a retirement home (an apartment building that I made for my custom neighborhood) and then leave them on full autonomy, let them do whatever they want, and observe them until they die.
I like to have them teach the grandchildren as many of the toddler skills as possible so that the grandkids will have them in their memories
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Mine just keep going with their life goals. If they've achieved all goals i set for them they will spend time with their grandchildren.
Elder Sims are some of my favorite to play and can even more of a unique back story to them than adults because they've already lived such a long life to get to elder hood. Like... what made them survive? Have a nature nut who says he only ate pinecones, is best friends/roommates with big foot who fishes all day. Have an elderly couple who've been married for 50 years run a mom and pop candy or toy store. Have an old man and his dog run a junk yard who like to scare/be mean to kids, or just an old man who sits on his lawn all day yelling at people who walk by. I mean the possibilities are only as endless as your imagination.
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