When You Let Your Heart Win
Is this how it feels to be a housewife? Cleaning the house, doing laundry, going to the market and cooking dinner all within a few hours? If so, I sorta like it.
Why I'm saying 'sorta' is because I'm 21, I never thought I'd be doing this. Hell, if you told me I'd be in a serious relationship a year ago, with my best friend, and being capable of doing a list full of things that took me a full week to do, all in one day, let alone four hours, I'd say you fell off your rocker and an unicorn poked your head and made you that way, because I still can't believe it.
As of now, I'm multitasking. I have no idea how I am, but I am. I'm hopefully making a delicious dinner while folding Shay's now cleaned clothes while waiting for Jay and her flock to come over. Lou called me about an hour after he left and told me that the girls wanted to see me, so Lou invited them to dinner, hence the reason I had to go to the market and why I'm making a shit load of spaghetti and chicken parmesan. I pray that this turns out well. If not, we'll all get food poisoning and it'll potentially kill them then my arse will be sent to prison. I may be an itty bitty stressed about this.
"Living room!" I called after I heard Jay's voice, put down what I had in my hands and walked to greet them. "Hiya." I smiled leaning in to peck her cheek.
"How are you, poppet?"
"I'm good." I nodded moving over to Dan and kissed his cheek as well before moving to look at Doris, who Dan was carrying in her car seat. "Aw, she's getting so big!"
"You need to see Erine." Dan laughed looking back at Lottie, who was carrying her baby brother. "You look good, love."
"I'm happy." I shrugged, a smile fighting it's way onto my face once again, then shook my head. "Enough about me, come in, have a seat."
"Can we set these two in Shay's room?" Jay asked motioning between Doris and Erine's car seats.
"Yeah." I nodded. "Put them in the crib, I just put clean sheets on, so they're clean."
"Thanks, love." Dan smiled before him and Lottie disappeared into my old bedroom.
"Need help with folding?" Fizzy asked, finally bring my attention to her and the twins.
"If you'd like." I nodded. "But first..." I trailed, which made them all stop and look at me. "Where's my hugs? I haven't seen you in a month. I want my hugs." I pretended to say in a hurtful tone and smiled whenever the twins ran to me and Fizzy walked behind me and hugged me from behind me.
"Sorry, Teddy." Daisy said looking up at me.
"Yeah, we're sorry." Phoebe added.
"It's okay." I sighed. "You lot will just have to make it up to me."
"As you four do that, love, do you want me to check on dinner?" Jay laughed beside us, making my eyes go wide quick.
"Oh my God." I squeaked and patted the girls' arms. "Off, please. I may or may not of just burned dinner."
"We'll start folding." Daisy smiled as their arms fell from my sides before I booked it to the kitchen, just to find Dan stirring the, hopefully not burnt, spaghetti sauce.
"Life savor?" I practically begged.
"He was probably sneaking a taste." Jay walked in behind me.
"Guilty." He smiled. "It's good, Teddy. I thought you said you were horrible at cooking?"
"I am." I sighed walking over to the corner of the counters and jumped up and took a seat. "I called me mum and she sent me the recipe. She'd be quite pissed if I mess it up."
"Why?" Dan laughed at me as he moved over to the table and sat down.
"I'd be the first Campbell to mess up." I rolled my eyes as Lottie walked in. "If my grandmum was still alive and she found out I messed up this recipe, I'd be killed. Hell, she'd probably haunt my arse. Nasty old ha..."
"Teddy Nichole Parker." Jay hissed.
"Sorry." I slouched. "I'm not used to having kid ears around."
"Mum needs to learn that I'm not a child." Lottie huffed. "I remember your grandmum, she was awful."
"You still live in my house, you're still in school, you're still a child." Jay pointed out and sat down beside Dan as Lottie rolled her eyes.
"Louis just told me El got released but Shay didn't." Lottie sighed.
"Why didn't she?" I asked looking towards Jay.
"She was born a month premature." She shrugged. "I'm not surprised really."
"How long will she be in there?"
"Another day or two. Give or take. They need to make sure she's perfectly healthy."
"Oh." I nodded looking down at my hands. "Is Louis on his way home?" I asked getting down from the counter and to my feet and went back to making our dinner.
"Yeah…" Lottie trailed, making me freeze. "You haven't checked your phone lately have you?"
"No…" I whispered and turned around, just to find all eyes on me. "Why?"
"El's coming to dinner."
"How are you feeling, love?"
"I'm good." El nodded. "Slightly sore, but that's suspected."
"Hmm?" I hummed looking over to Louis.
"What's wrong?" He whispered.
"Nothing." I shook my head. "Just listening to the conversation."
"Bear?" He sighed. "You promised..."
"I know." I sighed. "I'm fine."
"Just nothing." I said grabbing my plate and got up.
"Teddy, I'll do the dishes." Jay spoke up.
"You won't let me do them at your house, I won't let you do them at mine." I said and stuck my tongue out at her, before one of the newborns started to cry. "I got it." I held my hand up at Dan. "You're still eating."
"Thanks, love." He smiled and sat back down and continued to eat his dinner, that was actually really good. Shoutout to my mum for giving me the recipe.
As I walked into my old room and saw that it was Ernie who was fussing, I walked over to him and picked him up and cuddled his cute little self.
"What's the matter, little guy?" I baby talked to him. "Did your sister pinch your bum?" I laughed slightly to myself and walked to the rocking chair in the corner and sat down with him. "Your dad's right, you are big. Are you being rude and hogging all of your mumma's milk? Don't be rude now, kid."
"Bear?" Lou laughed from the doorway.
"Yeah?" I looked up at him quickly then look back down at Ernie.
"I'm fine." I cut him off. "I swear."
"Teddy, you are known for holding things back even if you said 'I'm fine.' Talk to me." He practically begged picking up my feet and sat down on the foot rest before placing my feet onto his lap.
"I had no right to be in that conversation, I'm okay with that, so I just stayed quite. What else could I have done?" I shrugged. "Change the subject and piss off El? I'm not trying to be on her bad side right now."
"I'm not saying you are..." He whispered, then turned silent for a good bit, so I went back to Ernie and started to play with him. Poking his cheeks playfully, making him play patty cake, stupid stuff like that, but it made him smile, so it's worth it. "You want one, don't you?" Louis whispered, which made me look up at him, just to find him staring at me.
"If it'd happened, I could do it. I think it's in our bones to know whenever you get pregnant, you know you can do it, but no. No, I don't want one right now. Probably not for a good while either." I responded and looked back down at Ernie whenever Lou's facial expression changed.
"Louis, you just had a daughter yesterday and we're debating whether or not you should stick around. You're not ready for two children."
"I freaked out because I thought I'd lose you." He defended himself.
"And I'm not going anywhere." I reminded him. "Be a father to Shay first, then when we're ready, we can talk."
"A month ago, you were all set on starting a family…"
"Then I found out you lied." I snapped. "We've had this conversation before, why are we having it again?"
"Because it's on a different topic, now." He fought. "Bear..." He stopped and sighed heavily. "I screwed us up so bad."
"No you didn't." I whispered.
"You don't trust me anymore though."
"I do too." I whined. "It's just things are slightly different. We're not as strong as I thought we were. All we have to do is give it time."
Trouble in paradise again or are they still trying to mend? Tell me what you think?