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Tina walked into the WeHo Family and Youth Center pushing Angie in the baby carriage. Last time she’d been at the center was nine months earlier when Oscar and her colleagues had thrown a surprise baby shower after which she’d gone on an extended maternity leave. Today was her first day back to work.
She’d brought Angie with her, but just for a few hours until Angus and Kit came by to pick her up. Tina had emailed and texted pictures of the baby to her friends and she’d had visits from Oscar at their home since Angie was born but Pat, Hilma and Gloria would not have forgiven the new mom if she didn’t bring the baby to the center to show her off.
Tina left the carriage in her office and made the rounds carrying Angie, first stopping at Oscar’s office. His assistant Gloria hopped up from her desk and squealed when she saw Tina approaching. She gave Tina a quick hug and kiss on the cheek welcoming her back then held out her arms for Angie.
At seven months Angie was a beauty; the perfect combination of physical features and personality traits from both her mothers. “Oh my God Tina could she be any cuter?” Gloria exclaimed as the baby stretched her arms to the other woman without any fuss flashing the now famous Porter smile. Her hazel green eyes twinkled as she reached for Gloria’s sparkly earrings. Being a mother of three, the older woman knew how to dodge the curious fingers and soon distracted Angie from pulling on her jewelry.
Hearing the voices outside of his office, Oscar peaked through the open door and flashed a brilliant smile when he saw what all the commotion was about.
“Hey Tina welcome back. We’ve missed you around here.”
“Thank you, Oscar. Glad to be back.” Tina loved being a wife and mother but working at the center gave her purpose and fulfilled a need that being home just didn’t offer.
“How’s my favorite little angel?” Oscar asked, turning his attention to Angie and walking up to where Gloria stood holding her. Hearing the familiar voice Angie turned towards him and extended her arms to be passed over. Gloria reluctantly gave up the baby after squeezing her in a tight hug and kissing her cheek.