An Ode to Parenting.

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I see my game is under maintenance,
And this, while making sense,
Ruins my day.

You see, the kids were home yesterday
Due to a teacher workday.
They made me crazy, they yelled and fought,
They played and screamed, the husband was at work,
So their only playmate was me.

But now they're gone until 15:00
So I gleefully hopped online to loot and plunder.
But there's maintenance! Unholy maintenance!
The one and true thwarter of my only entertainment!

I tried with all my might to find another distraction;
The clothes are drying, the washer is thrashing
From being overloaded with the clothing of 3 little boys,
Though to be honest, I believe the washer is hampered by several small toys
That must have been rolled up in the blanket I added
To the load of laundry that smelled like dead rabbits.

I even stepped outside to see this light I've heard so much of.
This ball is hot and very bright
I do not like it, Blizzard Team.
I do not like those sunny beams.
I do not like it Sam I Am,
I do not like my pale skin tanned.

So Blizzard Team, I do implore,
Give me back my blood and gore.
Hurry! Hurry! Give it back!
Before the kids arrive demanding snacks!
For you see, my playtime ends at three!
When Ara the Demon Hunter is once more "Mommy"!
lol good one.

Rumor is, little boys are noise with dirt on it. T/F? ;)
had about 1 hour to play before the kid awakes
1 hour to grind and make mistakes
but now I gotta go into super daddy mode
hope the lil one is happy an' don't kick me in the chode
maybe nap time will come an' i'll get to play
but if I don't maybe them Mayans are wrong and we get another day
This made me crack up, nicely done lol
Alas, this is true,
Laundry is all that I do.
And clean up messes left on floors,
Sometimes lying there an hour or more.
For if you expect a little boy to clean, there is no such luck;
The mentality in this house is "Mom will clean it up!"
Why thank you my friend,
This is what I intend.
But I hope even more for a dev to see my plea
And get my game running for me.
So that I may slay demons and goblins and all that crap,
And hopefully an Ancient Yang's will fall in my lap.
Alas I am at work,
so all this maintenance matters as much as Miley's failed twerk.
But, I hope it is done on time so I can play during my siesta from 2-4,
For I go back to work at 5:30 as I walk through that door.
I get to play so little since I'm a new dad,
However, my little one makes my wife and I so glad.
A lack of blood and gore is a small price to pay,
As I am lucky to have such a lovely little girl on this fine day.
'tis a sad tale of parenting lore, yes it's true,
if you can't demon slay, whatever will you do??
resort to mundane tasks, take out the trash?
how bout do a lil workout, b4 ur baby hips kurk out..

trust me, there's much balance to be had in life & bnet logged in,
u could get ahead of the curve, start dinner early & often.
u might make it possible to get in a few grinds b4 u pass out,
end ur night in a nice way, hope in bed & pull ur ******** out..

take this "dead time" as a test to knock out that dreaded chore list,
don't procrastinate on it, or give effort in 4/5ths..
give it everything 1st in life where the real sun rays shine,
be a good mommy & wife 1st.. earn that play time :)
Early one morning in my office chair I sat
Early one morning, I saw a thread from MegaKat
To us she did implore
That we give her back her blood and gore
That the clock quickly did approach the hour of three
And on that hour a transition from Demon Hunter to Mother we would see

Her plea was true, as a fellow parent I feel
That, indeed, this struggle is real
If I could but only give her a hint
Then perhaps the home would smell from dead rabbits to roses, or mint
But I fear my estimates would not bode well
For I know not, when we can all return to hell
10/06/2015 10:20 AMPosted by Grimiku

And on that hour a transition from Demon Hunter to Mother we would see

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Demon Hunter buff confirmed?!?!?
lol well thought out response to say "not happening". i too share your pain. i rarely am able to get on before midnight, and am falling asleep rifting by 3am.
Thanks for the nice poem!

I looked at your profile and just thought I'd mention that the Depth diggers in the cube on your Ara hero only work with Primary skills. If you are using the Kridershot and Elemental Arrow, you will not get any benefit from them.

Not to tell you how to play the game, just thought I'd mention that in case you didn't know.
Very well done both Megakat and Grim.
Enjoyed reading thank you.
As Shakespeare:

There sits the Kat, brow furrowed in worry,
As the clock advances on the dire time,
That will determine what monsters appear.
Imaginary or real, killed or loved,
Each dealt with as their nature does decide,
The time approaches; tick, tock, the dire time.
I truly enjoyed this a lot, to pass the time on the clock.
but maintenance is done, so lets go have some fun.
Beautiful, this made my evening.
Alas, the chores were already complete!
I was hoping and looking for something to beat!
And I don't mean my meat, since I possess none,
Though my husband does and his is lots of fun.

No, I had nothing more to do for the day,
Since the aforementioned husband was on the way
We had to go to the bank to take out a loan,
So I could get my piece of !@#$ car fixed and done.

If only there were a way to put it in the Cube,
I'd give that %^-*!@# Kulle all my souls
And my death breaths, too!
Breaking out of the prose for a moment:

I'm rocking Yang's and the Unhallowed set, Restraint and Focus, and Cubing Cindercoat, Calamity and Convection. :)
Seeing this thread was a delightful surprise.
Dear Grim, my home now smells of roast and clean linen,
For I worked my poor !@# off until the last minute,
When my husband arrived to carry me to town,
Since my car decided to die like a Fallen Hellhound.

My plans to play were thwarted despite the evil maintenance,
But you can imagine when I returned to find it back, my glee was quite intense!
The husband now watches our pack of Barbarians while I write,
And I have promised him some "special time" for keeping them in his sight!

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