True to her tough nature, Jackie never voiced any of her insecurities to her husband, but she definitely thought about them. Often, Jackie would dive into her own thoughts and wonder what her life would look like if her husband fell in love with someone else and left her.
She did her best to push these negative feelings out of her head, but she was finding it increasingly difficult. So, to Jackie, seeing that waitress hand a note to her husband while her kids were sitting at the same table was as close to a nightmare as she could imagine.
The Perils of a Handsome Husband
It was no secret to Jackie or anybody else that her husband was very attractive. She always noticed how women would stop and look at him, and although she obviously enjoyed having such a good-looking partner, it did spark uncomfortable feelings sometimes. Jackie wasn’t the type to show her insecurities, so she never appeared jealous.
This combined with the fact that she spent most of her time at home with three kids made her feel like she was losing her husband’s undivided attention. But that didn’t mean she was about to stand idly by while a stranger tried to make a move on her husband.
Jackie’s feelings will feel familiar to any mother in any part of the world, as having insecurities about oneself becomes pretty common. Jackie was exhausted and feeling insecure already, and the whole waitress incident at the restaurant was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
They hadn’t talked about it openly, but Jackie felt she and her husband had drifted apart. She adored her kids but also felt that she had lost an important part of herself. She was struggling to keep a balance between her role as an attractive woman and her role as a full-time mother of three.
From Date Night to Family Dinner
Originally, Jackie and her husband had planned to go out on a date night to a romantic restaurant, just the two of them. But the fact that they had a newborn and two small kids made it hard to find a babysitter, so they ended up having no other choice than to take the kids with them.
The romantic night out turned into a family outing at a pizza place. Of course, they were happy to go out as a family, but seeing the incident with the waitress made Jackie secretly wish that her kids would have stayed at home.
Having a Newborn
Everybody knows that having a newborn is one of the hardest things for a parent. Regardless of whether it’s their first or their third child, taking care of a one-month-old baby is challenging for anybody. Logically, Jackie and her husband would have preferred to get dressed up and be picked up in a fancy car to a night on the town, but with a screaming new baby, that wasn’t exactly possible.
The night already started with trouble because their newborn would not stop crying from the moment they got in the car. Jackie was hoping the baby would fall asleep when they reached the restaurant, and she could sit down, relax and eat properly. However, this was not the case, and she had to start breastfeeding the baby almost as soon as they sat down at the table.