A father for an evening

So Alice gets dragged home. It’s been a long time since she last had a shower, and the policewoman makes sounds of disgust for the whole trip.

Alice being taken back to the park by the police is actually quite a common occurence, as she’s constantly trying to get a few more hours in some family’s bed after the curfew. This is the first time that Kev has been home and awake, however. When Alice arrives, he marches up and angrily lectures her.

Which I found surprising, as I wouldn’t have thought he cared. It turns out that apart from still being hot-headed and quick to anger, he’s having quite a sane evening. He worries about where his daughter has been, and how well she’s doing at school. He even helps her with her homework.

He’s back to his usual self by the morning though, and practising his ninja bin-kicking techniques.

Next: Childish

42 Responses to “A father for an evening”


  1. 1 Little Green Man June 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    That last picture is so brilliant!

  2. 3 EyeMessiah June 10, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Kev needs a wrench of his own.

  3. 9 fontgoddess June 11, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Oh, and that just makes it worse, knowing that Kev has the capacity to be concerned and helpful and then isn’t so much of the time. I know that his mental illness wasn’t his choice, but the moments of lucidity have to make it even harder for Alice. Too bad there isn’t a Sim mental health center.

  4. 11 sugarplum* June 12, 2009 at 1:16 am

    the 3rd picture is so touching🙂 go go kev😛

  5. 12 Alex June 12, 2009 at 3:21 am

    He kicked that bin pretty hard. His foot went right through!

  6. 15 Isaac June 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    HAHAHAAAA >> ninja bin kicking techniques!

  7. 16 Sarah June 12, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Crap, I hope he didn’t give her the wrong answers.

  8. 17 Angelia June 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    O__o Wow … who knew that would happen. Well, at least she got help with her homework. As revenge for him returning to his insanity, I give her permission to keep all of her apples to herself. :O)

  9. 18 Mr. Miagi June 15, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Use CRANE TECHNIQUE… If do right, no can defense!

    Mr. Miagi

  10. 19 Ceissa Desiste June 16, 2009 at 5:00 am

    This story gets better every entry. I feel so sorry for Alice and it really tears at your heart when you see the facial expressions she has throughout the story.

  11. 20 Amanda the Panda June 18, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Haha, I found the last picture to be priceless!!
    I’m really really enjoying your story so far!

    P.S. GO ALICE!

  12. 21 Pink Ink June 18, 2009 at 3:25 am

    LOL @ ninja bin kicking technique

  13. 22 CookieMaster June 18, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Ninja bin kicking techniques. xD

  14. 23 I Can Relate June 19, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Like my best friend- she’s always so sincere during the night, but so much different around people.
    Or my mom- except opposite. Her ‘usual’ is spending the day drinking and ruining the fam, but every so often, she’s got good days…
    Now I’m officially hooked.

  15. 24 Mark Taylor June 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Awesome. Truly awesome. I am hooked!

  16. 25 lala June 20, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Thats so Travis

  17. 28 Diamonique June 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    i love the last pic🙂 haha

  18. 29 LG June 25, 2009 at 3:06 am

    I’m not sure Kev would provide the best homework help, but… darn, now I’m kind of on the fence about him, since it looks like he could possibly be an ok dad if he could just get properly medicated.

  19. 30 Alicia June 25, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Hillariou!!

  20. 31 Constance Toney-Bacon June 29, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    lol@ ninja bin-kicking techniques. I am sooo drawn in. I have been reading since the introduction and I am amazed at how hilariously sad this story is. I find it sad because it is so realistic and hilarious because how life-like the sims can be sometimes. I am moving on to the “Childish” part of the story. Awesome.

  21. 32 Sophie July 9, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    the first photo reminds me of chuckys wife in the bride of chucky… the eyes 0.o

  22. 33 Meabh July 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Lovin the Bin Kickin😀

  23. 34 cartoonfansparadise August 8, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    i like that last pic

  24. 35 @üß®εε December 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Did the police ever try to take Alice away from Kev when she was a baby? Is she adopted or did kev actually used to have a romance with some one?

  25. 36 hula January 5, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I really like this! I’m going to try this out…

  26. 37 kev February 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    i think kev only helped his daughter because he thought the police was like i have my eyes on you kev!

  27. 38 Sam April 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    At least he was trying.. despite his ‘insane’ trait.. He may be a raving lunatic most of the time but he does… care.. (?)

  28. 39 Jess May 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    LOL, I lov he last picture too. I feel even more sory for Alice now though. At least before she knew where she stood with her dad, now she dosen’t.

  29. 41 PurpleChicita February 10, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Did anyone else notice that in the last photo Kev’s foot went through the garbage can? LOL!😀

  30. 42 Chip the 3rd October 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Every time I read this story, I cry tears of joyful sorrow (is that even possible?)

    Poor Kev. He’s got no choice but to be a complete asshole to every living thing in the world, but he ultimately just wants his daughter to have a nice, normal life, as this post shows. His will temporarily overrides his jerkass nature and, just for a moment, he tries to be the father he always wanted to be. He does his best to remind his daughter that, no matter what, he still cares about her…


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