Am I the only SM who observes and wonders
If couples you see out in public are in a blended family situation? Not everywhere I go but in some situations. Like this evening, I stopped at publix to get a few items I needed for dinner. There was a couple in front of me entering the store with 2 small children (one child around 4ish and one infant around 8 months). The wife was holding the 4 y/o hand and the child was whinny as all get out but the wife didn't budge she lead the little girl, while walking at a steady pace slightly in front of the little girl while the HB pushed the infant in the cart but HB kept looking back at the little girl as if his preference was to switch places with his wife/SO and give the little girl some TLC.
I was in the same aisle as them a few times and each time the little girl was still whinning and calling "daddeeeee" but was now in the back of the cart. I got in line to checkout and they got in the next line over a few seconds later. The HB was still pushing the cart while the SO was loading the groceries from the cart and the little girl was now full blown crying daddeeee and snot nosed trying to climb towards daddeeee. Finally the HB made his way to the little girl stroking her hair and she climbed out of the cart onto daddeee so he picked her up and the SO just looked at HB and rolled her eyes and turned her back toward the whole cart. Of course since daddeee was now holding the little girl, she was suddenly happy.
I had to take one last glance at the 2 kido's and noticed they looked nothing alike but the infant looked like SO with HB's hair and the little girl looked like neither. I felt so nosey and curious at the same time because of the way the little girl and SO behaved. I then started to wonder if that SO was a member of ST.