Always felt a bit disdainful of games like the Sims until D created a little sim version of us. It is strange how compelling it is. You want them to do the things that you would do in real life and get alarmingly attached to their happiness and wellbeing (or lack of it!). I found myself feeling upset when they were upset or ill. The Sim version of me ended up tonight by eating bad food with flies on and giving herself food poisoning which meant that she had to miss the first day at her new job (something to do with politics).
We have yet to work out how to get D to do yoga and how to fit all the things in that you need to do before bedtime and in the morning. Time goes strangely fast in Sim City. I did gain some creativity by painting alovely picture though!