A Clone of My Own

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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My name is TechyDad. Alright, my name isn’t really TechyDad, but I’d prefer to keep my true identity hidden. Kind of like Clark Kent except I’m not an intrepid news reporter for the daily planet, but a web developer for a health care organization. Oh and I’m also not an alien that can fly and shoot lasers out of my eyes. I’m married to the most wonderful woman in the world, B and have two wonderful children NHL and JSL. You might know B as the blogger behind TheAngelForever.com. She had been blogging for quite awhile when I decided to give it a go. I’m a self-described nerd who is interested in all things technology, even if monetary realities don’t allow me to buy all the newest cool toys. I’m also a kid at heart. I will happily get down and dirty playing with my kids or sit on the couch with them watching cartoons. One of the perks of fatherhood: you get to play with toys and watch cartoons and pretend it’s for them! I also am an amateur photographer and can easily fill up a memory card or two if given the chance. I like writing about an eclectic mix of topics. One post may be about programming. The next might be about a boy’s day out with my kids. The one after that might be about copyright law and the one following that might be about a new gadget I’d love to get. My blog is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.

3 thoughts on “A Clone of My Own”

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

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