furniture is expensive, more than anything. but trust me, it's fun buying your own furniture, especially if done with my friend livio. i understand that not everyone can share him, but just pick one fun guy, partner or not, and go shopping for furniture: you'll see that it's not as bad as it seems. as for the kids, no, you can't buy them, it's not legal. but it escapes me how can anything be more exciting than actually producing life. well, they're expensive as well, possibly more than furniture, but you know, that's why the grown-ups go to work. edit: there is a relationship thread. mr. mod, could you point it out?