"Dad, I need to ask you an important question. Why did you think Mum was a bad mother?"
Kevin glared at Autumn. "Have you been talking to her? Or did David - "
"Does it even matter? I just want to know, why do you think she was a bad mother?"
"You shouldn't have to ask that, of all people. You were the one she left with her grandparents for three years while she was off finishing college."
"You were finishing college then too."
"That's different. I needed a degree to have a career. Your mother had a baby, she had you. You were her career now. Or, you should have been, if she wasn't so damn selfish."
"But - "
"Don't look at me like that. It was a pity, I'll give her that, she was a good lawyer. But that's the way it has to be. I made sacrifices too..."
"But you - "
"I wanted to be an artist, I wanted to develop my painting to the point that I could live off it. Instead I ended up working after college as a teacher, to support my family. I didn't enjoy that either, but that was the way it had to be. It wasn't enough for your mother, though - she still wanted to leave you kids and work as well."
"But... but if she enjoyed working - "
"It wasn't about what she enjoyed, it was about responsibilities. She had a family, they have to come above what she enjoys."
"Well, I agree, but - "
"Then you've answered your own question."
"Well, maybe, but now I've got another one. If Mum enjoyed working and you didn't, why didn't she just go to work to support the family, and you could have stayed home and painted and looked after us kids, and you would have both been happy."
"That's not how it works. It was her job to look after the children and mine to support the family."
"But - "
"That's how its supposed to be. Wait until you have children of your own, then you'll understand."
I'm still learning TS3 posing and facial expression manipulating, so I just sat these two down and got them to talk, and kept taking screenshots. Autumn treated me to a whole range of expressions, Kevin on the other hand seemed incapable of even moving his mouth... *sigh*. I think I got enough to make it work, though, at least for a mini-update.