Listening and not being able to near
As doing so simply causes more distress
Being able to do nothing but wait, can’t even pace
Only hoping that the time will fly
Remembering and shaking head at laughing at others in this state.
One of our goats is in the early (very early) stages of giving birth to her long awaited kids and I am suddenly understanding just why many fathers need to have something to do to take their minds off of being useless in the buildup. I can’t even stay close and try and soothe Belle as she’s too jumpy at the moment. I’m the only one at home while the others have to run errands and go to appointments at the moment so I can’t even really work on anything. Just in case I’m needed I need to be able to snap to it and I can’t work in the garden because I might not have the time to clean up if something goes wrong.
I will never mock expectant fathers again.
No. I probably will. I’m like that.
(This is a post that I wrote a month or so ago.)