► Midge Runs Into Chloe // Part 10 of the ‘Just Add Chloe’ series
It’s a cold winter’s morning and Midge is taking her daughter Nikki for a walk.
Nikki is only one year old.
She’s wrapped in a blanket to protect her from the cold wind.
As she walks along the path, Midge notices her neighbour, Chloe.
Chloe is with her boyfriend’s daughter, Tamika. Chloe is helping six-year-old Tamika balance along the fence.
“Chloe! Good morning!”
Chloe turns around to face Midge. “Ah! Hello, Midge! Nice to see you.”
“It’s very windy out today!” Midge says. “Tamika, why are you wearing shorts? Aren’t your legs cold?”
“No!” Tamika exclaims. “Chloe kept telling me to put on pants, but I said NO! Pants are for LOSERS.”
Chloe rolls her eyes.
“Don’t worry,” Midge says. “Nikki didn’t want to put on pants either! She just loves wearing her pink dress. Children can be so funny sometimes! I’m sure you’ll be a great stepmom.”
Chloe is taken aback. “Ah, well, Steven and I aren’t exactly married yet… We haven’t even talked about it!”
“But you’ll be getting married soon, won’t you?” Midge suggests. “After all, you’ve been living together for quite a while now!”
“Well, uh, yes. I guess so.”
To be perfectly honest, Chloe hasn’t even thought about marrying Steven! She might be ready to take Tamika for a walk every now and again, but is she really ready to be her stepmom?
“Anyway! I must go. Andrea and I are heading to the Day Spa this afternoon. See you at the barbecue tomorrow!”
“See you then! Bye, Midge! Bye, Nikki!”