MMO Or Baby? Baby!
No, my wife isn’t pregnant. Yet. But it’s definitely on the cards – turns out the biological clock of a woman is an insane force to be reckoned with. Last time I likened it to a nuclear time bomb but I was wrong, it’s more like the most dangerous ninja on the planet, ready and waiting to attack. And attack she did. A couple of weeks ago I was awakened from a deep slumber in the middle of the night by the woman pouncing on me in a burst of animalistic sexual desire. It wasn’t until the deed had been done and she rolled off me with a smirk on her face that I realised just what had happened and a wave of utter terror flooded over me.
But I’m OK with it and have slowly come to terms with the fact that even though my MMO days may be numbered, having a child is probably worth it. Probably. Plus, in all likelihood, it will take a few months because she gets up the duff and then there’s the whole nine month incubation period so I reckon it will be at least a year before Gordon Jr appears. That’s enough time to soak up SW:TOR, The Secret World and any other exciting new MMORPGs before my life officially ends.
I’m trying to remain positive though and, yes, yes, deep down I do want kids and I suppose, if I’m being honest, I have been having moments of rather manly broodiness. Giving up, or at least severely cutting down, my MMO hobby is going to be downright tricky though and a difficult lifestyle adjustment for me to make. Not just because having a kid will impact my cyber social life but also because it represents such a monumental step forward for me as a human being, accompanied by a huge amount of responsibility. I hope I can manage.
I’m sure it will be worth it though and I’d hate to pass up the opportunity to have children and then turn around in 10 or 20 years time and really regret it. After all, one of the prime motivators and points to life is to reproduce and no matter how evolved or intelligent we think we are, we’re still just basic creatures driven by the instinct to continue our bloodline. I guess in many ways, it’s really the most rewarding and important thing we could do with our lives – just ask the sperm donor in Canada who fathered between 500 – 1000 children.
So yeah, I do want kids and I am feeling rather good about it all. Let’s just hope the birth of any impending child doesn’t clash with the next WoW expansion though. I’d hate to miss the birth because I was raiding.