But then, in the back of your mind, you keep thinking “The eggs! The eggs! Stop counting them, they haven’t hatched!!!!”
Thankfully, the logical side of you knows better than to heed the pessimistic warnings of your youth. Count away. Revel in the joy that comes with anticipating the wonderful possibilities; it is your reason for living, after all.
Count the eggs, count them every damn day if it makes you happy. Just be sure to step back and let them hatch naturally.