A Watched Pot


I decided to quit “watching the pot” today.  You know, a watched pot never boils.  I’m assuming a watched pregnant woman doesn’t go into labor, either.  So instead of checking my phone every two minutes, I am getting my mind off the impending birth of my first grandchild.  Here’s how I’m trying to stay distracted today:

1.  Turn on favorite tunes real loud and vacuum, mop, scrub, spit and polish.  Sit down and cry when Shane and Shane’s song “The One You Need” starts playing.

2.  Go to coffee shop downtown to have a coffee and read.  Read the same paragraph four times then leave.

3.  Stop at Walgreens to pick up a few items.  Find myself in the baby aisle sniffing Baby Magic lotion.

4.  Sit down to watch the Badger basketball game.  Flip channels during commercials and end up watching “16 and Pregnant”.

5.  Send texts to my husband, my sons, my other daughter, several friends, praise band kids, my third cousin once removed; everybody BUT the mommy-to-be.

6.  Consider making a big pin to wear to church tomorrow that says, “Yes, I’m still here.”

Well, that took care of part of the day….. 

You know, a watched pot does eventually boil.  Maybe I should call my girl and tell her that….yah, I think that’s what I’ll do….

8 thoughts on “A Watched Pot

  1. We are all watching and waiting with you but probably not with the same sense of urgency. I check each day to see if you have something to announce as know this event will make a huge change in all of your lives, I guess we have to assume that it is not the right time – at least at this moment but hopefully sooooooooon!

  2. Hey Dinah–been checking out your blog everday–have been reading it to Gary too–I must say we have enjoyed your writings–I think you have touch base on all the emotion a grandpa and grandma have to go through–it is very hard to be very patient–but soon that little bundle of joy will make the wait all worth while–Take Care and God Bless–Pam and Gary

  3. I’ve been checking every day, too… 🙂 Though I know it could be a while yet (Logan didn’t arrive until almost 2 weeks after his due date.) Definitely a lesson in patience! Looking forward to hearing the news!

  4. Hi Dinah,

    I read, “I Already Know I Love You” by Billy Crystal tonight to my boys and I thought about you and Blake. I got choked up at the end which says, “Your mom is my daughter, and your dad is his mom’s son. You lived within your mommy, but now the time has come. Get ready, little sweet one – your life will be just great. I’m going to be your grandpa, and… I can hardly wait.”. I’m so excited for all of you! Can’t wait to hear the news about his arrival!

    God Bless you all!
    Betsy

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