It's been 3 weeks since I was spotted in the courtyard at Christus Victor, and if you remember, duck eggs hatch in 3 to 4 weeks. I'm not all that worried about it. The weather is getting warmer ... mostly, and I picked out an awesome spot this year. So I just sit and wait - just chillin' here in the courtyard. My ducklings will hatch out of their eggs when they are ready to hatch.
But I think others might be anxious. I wonder if they are pacing around, waiting for the big day like some human fathers do. Duck daddy's - no way. They just disappear, and we duck mommies have to take care of it all.
I know that people sneak a peek out the door more often now than before. Some are just looking for me, but if you don't know where I am, I think you'd have a hard time spotting me. The ones who know where I am are checking a little more often these days.
Like I said, I'm just relaxing here in the courtyard, enjoying the view. When those ducklings of mine hatch, and I decide it's time to move them to water, I'll be anxious. I'll be knocking on the windows, and when I do, I expect action. I guess with human babies, it's all about the birth. With ducklings it's all about moving them to water after the birth. Strange how it's different .. yet somehow oddly similar at the same time.