Eliza: "Yes, Lane. Mommy loves Daddy a lot. Why don't you go look at your books and let Mommy and Daddy have some alone time?"
The results of their frequent "alone time" became apparent one day, as Eliza was delivering some insect specimens to the science center. The last time she'd felt this sick was when she was pregnant with Lane...could it be?
Greg received another promotion at work, to the position of Keen Observer of Human Behavior. Now, logic was becoming extremely important to his work, and he was glad that he'd always pursued chess as a hobby. Even with the practice he'd had in his spare time, he was starting to feel swamped at his job. He was falling behind on his private readings as well, barely making his quotas at the end of the month. It was only the compliments paid to his boss and his reputation around town that had gotten him this promotion, he knew.
Snowflake Day was almost upon them. Eliza talked Greg into taking his day off and hanging some lights on the house, which looked very nice lit up at night.
Lane soon reached the age where he would have to start attending elementary school.
Greg: "It's bedtime, Lane."
Lane: "But I'm not tired! It's hardly even 11:00!"
Greg: "You have your first day of school in the morning, you have to get your sleep."
Lane: "But what if there's monsters under the bed? I can't go to sleep, they might get me!"
Greg: "There's no such thing as monsters, Lane. Go to bed."
Lane: "But how do you know there's no such thing if they're hiding under the bed? Have you checked? HAVE YOU?"
With impressive timing, Eliza interrupted their bedtime argument by going into labor.
Yes, I'm evil, leaving it on a cliffhanger like that! I got a good laugh out of them just dumping Lane in snow that came up to his chest, and an even bigger laugh out of how it looked like he was trying to bury his wereteddy. I'm not sure what happened with the romance, but one night they kept rolling wishes to hug and kiss, so I just went ahead and had them try for baby. It's weird how sims get ideas like that into their heads. I've updated the legacy story page, Lane's traits are listed there for anybody who wants to know. Not that they're terribly spoilery at this point in the story, but still.