Clone of My OwnWith advances in technology, some people are dreading the arrival of human cloning.  Not me, though.  I welcome it.  After all, there is too much that I want and need to get done and too little TechyDad to go around.

My first clone’s job would be my day job.  Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do for a living, but working 40 hours a week is a massive time sink.  There are so many other things I could do with that time, but then there’s the pesky issue of needing money to pay for stuff.  So Clone #1 would get to go to work while I stayed home.

Staying at home isn’t quite so simple, though.  There is always an errand or three to run.  Plus, there are home repairs to do.  Also, despite my best efforts, there’s somehow always some mess to clean up somewhere in the house (usually toy-related).  So I’ll need Clones 2, 3, and 4 for those.    Maybe 5 and 6 also.

I’d also like to spend more time with my wife.  Go out to dinner more.  See movies more.  Have date nights more often.  So I’ll need a clone for that.  Then again, there are often movies that I want to see which my wife has no interest in.  So add a clone in for that one.  Better make it two – I hate going to the movies alone.

I’d love to spend more time playing with the kids, but they often want to play different things.  Let’s add a pair of clones so they can each get their own personal dad.

Finally, I’d like to have more time to code personal projects (like FollowerHQ), so let’s add a clone for that.  Then there’s the novel idea I had… Oh, and the techy home projects I thought of but never got around to completing.  So add in two or three more clones.

What are we up to now?  About 14 or 15 clones?  Boy, this house is getting a bit crowded.  Not to mention that I’m going to need a few extra clones to find new jobs to pay to feed and clothe all of these clones.  They might all be me, but they are also probably more trouble then they’re worth.  Besides, with all of these clones doing everything that I want to do and need to do, what will I do?  Sit on the couch watching TV?  Now that I think about it, I’ll abandon Project Techy-Clone.  Sure, my life may be hectic.  Sure, I might not be able to get everything done that I want to do.  It’s my life, though, and I’m going to enjoy it!

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  • John

    Amen brother man! Amen. I have pondered this same thing (maybe not cloning, but life in general) and I have come to the conclusion I would much rather have my life as it is right now, than any other life. It’s mine. And it’s the only one I’m given.

  • Trey Burley

    Chaos and hectic schedules do add an element to what we are.  Being busy can be liberating and make you feel productive.  Having said that, the occasional lazy day is needed.  I’ll take one clone, who just does the cleaning and laundry if that’s an option. 

  • Bruce Sallan

    I don’t think the world – especially my family – would appreciate more of me!