Grocery shopping. Probably one of the most mundane tasks one can think of doing on a day to day basis. It's not a task someone necessarily wants to do, but for some, it is. Some would rather be shopping for clothing or shoes, or maybe a new video game or movie. For some, the task of grocery shopping is a soothing one and is most enjoyed.
For Chloe, it was exactly that. She loved going grocery shopping. She didn't exactly know what it was about grocery shopping she liked so much. It wasn't really that she loved food, though she did enjoy a good home cooked meal. Maybe it was because when she went, she found some kind of peace in the mundane-ness of the task. Or maybe it was because, generally, when she went grocery shopping, she went alone. Or perhaps, and most likely, it was because when she bought certain items - like animal crackers or oreos - it made her think of her children...all three of them.
Chloe sometimes couldn't believe she had three kids already, though, to be fair, she hadn't given birth to one of them. Zachary was her boyfriend's son from a previous marriage. Her two children, the twins Jesse and Sydney, were from her previous marriage. It didn't matter, though, what their genetics were. They were a family. Her, Robert, Zachary, Jesse, and Sydney. It had taken her and Rob long enough to finally admit their feelings for one another, but now that they had, they were happy and comfortable.
As the brunette wandered up the soup aisle and began to gather up cans of chicken noodle and tomato, she heard the sound of a baby crying nearby. She looked around and saw a woman by a display trying to calm her newborn. Chloe couldn't help but stare a moment. She remembered when the twins were that little. She felt something stir in her chest. A longing. Her and Robert had only been together for what seemed like a short time, but lately, Chloe had been feeling that urge.
Some like to call it 'baby blues.' Chlo wanted another baby so badly. The only problem was how was she ever going to bring up wanting another baby to Rob right now. They weren't engaged or even married. To some, that didn't matter, but for some reason, for Chloe, it did. She couldn't fathom the idea of bringing a child into the world without that child having parents who were married. Truthfully, this had been ingrained in her mind from the time she was a little girl. Even movies like Look Who's Talking had always bothered her when she was younger - not so much now that she was older...it's because of that movie that she used to wonder what the twins thought about.
She finally pulled her eyes away from the newborn and went to go find the pasta aisle. Spaghetti was on the menu tonight. They needed the noodles, and red and white sauce. Her daughter hated the red sauce, and Jesse couldn't stand the white. Who would've guessed...?
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