The Ropers are part of the TSR The Most Excellent Education challenge. Skip Roper is the target sim for it, and the objectives involve various achievements during his education from child up until he graduates from college. I have played them for a little while so far, but so far have only completed the requirement that he get an A+ report card, so there is still a lot left to go for them. But first, let me introduce you to them.
LTW: Become Education Minister
Turn Ons: Glasses, Great Cook
Turn Off: Fatness
Personality: 5 Neat, 8 Outgoing, 6 Active, 3 Playful, 3 Nice
LTW: Graduate 3 Children from College
Hobby: Arts & Crafts
Turn Ons: Swimwear, Logical
Turn Off: Hats
Personality: 6 Neat, 2 Outgoing, 4 Active, 7 Playful, 6 Nice
Skip starts out as a child in this challenge, and I haven't yet played them long enough for him to transition up to teen. He's only a day away though, so he'll grow up the next time I play them. So far things have been pretty much the normal childhood routine for him of going to school, doing homework, and painting or playing with friends to have fun in between. He has gotten his grades up to A+ so far and I'll have to make sure he keeps them that way. Shouldn't be too difficult.
One of the first things I did with Woody, besides giving him a makeover, was to have him switch careers to the Education field to work toward his LTW. As with Skip, things have been pretty much just the normal routine of going to work and skilling to get promotions, interspersed with spending some time with his family and starting to make a few friends. He's gotten a promotion or two so far and is currently up to Elementary School Teacher. The salary raises and bonus money have been much needed by them so far to expand their house to allow for a larger family
Daphne so far has been unemployed, and has been spending her time keeping the house clean, making friends to help Woody with his career, and sewing to work on her hobby enthusiasm. She's also been studying Cooking to raise her skill to improve the chemistry between her and Woody. In order to make her LTW possible, I had them Try for Baby, and she conceived. She's currently still pregnant, and due to give birth within a day or so once I play them again. They'll need to have at least one more child after this one, assuming she doesn't have twins (or more) this time.
Here's a look at how things stand on their lot currently
I plan to play their lot next and work on finishing the challenge. Stay tuned for an update or updates on their story, hopefully in the near future.