Just finished reading “A Dirty Job” by Christopher Moore. Not a great book to read when pregnant ( the start could be a bit upsetting, but otherwise, it is very funny. The first chapter involves Jane, the main characters wife successfully giving birth.
I could relate to a lot of the things Charlie ( the hero of the tale ) in his new role as an anxious father did and felt, and even the following passage sounded reasonable ( for a few seconds ).
On leaving the hospital room, Charlie asks
‘Can I bring you anything from home?’
‘We’ll try to make it last.’
‘I’ll be fine. The ready kit you packed covered everything, I think. In fact, I may not even need the fire extinguisher.’
‘Better to have it and not need it, than to need it -‘
‘Go! I’ll get some rest, the doctor will check Sophie out, and we’ll take her home in the morning.’
‘That seems soon.’
‘Should I bring more propane for the camp stove?’
Okay I only thought about it for a few moments ( honestly ) and my laughing made me stop. Would Mrs Worrybomb let me take a full camping kit in with us, just in case we dont make it to hospital? Odds are poor I am guessing!