23 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Grew Up Obsessed With ‘The Sims’

13. To afford any of it, you had to cheat using rosebud, or motherlode.

12. You had no idea that there were this many career options…

11. Your Sims went from 0-100 real quick.

10. But, labor was always a breeze.

9. But, if your kids were dumb, they disappeared forever.

8. The Sims language was one of a kind.

7. No Sim truly understands how to put out a fire.

6. I mean, not one.

5. Or, get out of a pool without a ladder.

4. Or make it to the bathroom.

3. These prank calls were weird–and annoying.

2. Also, this guy always came over uninvited.

1. And, you can’t believe how much they’ve “upgraded” the characters since the OG version.



Lex Gabrielle

A mom of two who loves to spend her free time writing about life, love, and all the little moments in between.

I have a bachelor’s degree in media studies and journalism and two master’s degrees in education. When I’m not writing and chasing my two kids around, I teach journalism full-time.