I Saw My Daughter Crying with My Ex-husband’s New Wife Laughing Nearby before Realizing What Really Happened

in our lives than someone who just wanted Noah and nothing to do with his family.Anyway, as Friday rolled around, signifying the end of Lexie’s week with Noah, I was ready to pick her up.Approaching the front door, I prepared for the customary exchange of politeness, with Katie telling me about whatever recipe of mine she tried. I have to hand it to her, Katie is a great cook, and she tries to cook my recipes occasionally so Lexie can have “home food” when she’s there.Don’t get me wrong, I’m still awkward around Katie,and adjusting to having her in my daughter’s life has been tough, but we’re doing our best to make things easy on LexieWalking up the front porch, deep in thought, I noticed that the door was slightly ajar and pushed it open further.”Hello?I called out.But a piercing scream ran through the house before I could say anythingelse.Lexie’s scream. I knew it instantly.Panic grabbed a hold of me, propelling me inside without a second thought.after rushing through the house, I found myself in the kitchen where Katie stood, looming with a broom above my daughter.”Lexie?” I asked, unsure of what I was seeing. “What in the world is going on?!”My initial reaction was to lash out at Katie, accusing her of harming my child — the scene had been right there before me. My daughter was on the floor, looking like she had been flung there, and her stepmother standing above her, holding a broom.But just as the words formed on my lips, my gaze shifted to a sudden scurry of tiny feet in the corner of the room.”It’s a rat!” Katie exclaimed, her eyes focused on the bin. “Lexie, jump up!”Lexie sprung from the floor onto a chair.Mom!” Lexie shouted. “Hit it!”Katie threw the boom to me while she grabbed a mop from next to where she was standing.Damn it,” I said, chuckling.”I tried to shoo it away,” Katie said. “But then, Lexie tripped and fell because it ran over her shoe.””It went crazy!!” Lexie said from the chair. “It just jumped onto my foot in the living room and then ran into the kitchen.””Okay, let’s just get it out of here,” I said, trying to hide my sheepish grin.I opened the kitchen door to the back porch, and after a few minutes of silence and gentle shooing, the rat promptly took himself outside.”Come on, honey,” Katie said to Lexie, offering her a hand as Lexie jumped down.”I’ll get an exterminator to come over tomorrow and check out the property,” Katie told me, looking embarrassed. “But I’ll leave some mousetraps around later.”I was still shaking the thought that Katie might have hurt my child. I should have known that she wouldn’t do anything to harm Lexie — she was “our” child, after all.”I’m sorry,” Katie said, as if she could read my mind. “That was a bit of a scene to walk into.””It’s fine,” I replied, my initial anger evaporating. “I just… I’m sorry, Katie. I just jumped the gun and thought that you were attacking her.”Katie shook her head and put her hand on my arm.”I would never do that,” she said. “I think I was more afraid of it than she was.”We stood in the disheveled living room, the aftermath of the skirmish evident.”Come on,” Katie said. “Let’s have some tea before you go.”We sat at the dining table after Lexie ensured the rodent wasn’t hiding beneath the table.I watched Katie move smoothly around the kitchen, making tea and taking a pie out of the fridge.”I never thought I’d have to fight a rat in my own home,” Katie said, a genuine smile breaking through.”Yeah, well, we can add that to the list of things we never expected,” I replied, the tension of earlier entirely replaced by a newfound connection.I watched how Katie protected Lexie — even if it was from a rat. And I realized everything was okay. Katie would keep my child safe when I wasn’t around.The afternoon unfolded with us sitting at the table, sipping tea, and sharing stories about our childhood fears. I figured it was essential for Lexie to see that despite everything, Katie and I were on good terms. That Lexie could have a stable family life even though her Dad and I were no longer together.I was grateful that I had kept my cool when I walked into Noah and Katie’s house. Admittedly, Lexie’s scream had elicited a highly maternal reaction from me, and I would have lashed out at Katie had I not taken a moment to see the situation for what it was — a funny encounter.

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