Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baby Tank

I do my best to only post RL items as they pertain, directly or indirectly, to WoW. That being said, though, I wanted to introduce all of my readers to someone I've mentioned before...the Baby Tank.

This picture was taken this past Saturday on my cell phone (forgive the poor resolution). We were taking the Baby Tank to see Sesame Street Live, and this was her first opportunity to really show off her brand new epic ground mount to the outside world. It's sort of a modified Turbostrider.

She has spina bifida and hydrocephalus and has had more surgeries in her almost three years than most adults I know. I call her the Baby Tank, even though her Mom's a militantly proud Rogue, because of her ability to bounce back from any surgery, even the most invasive, quickly and with a big smile on her face.

Bottom line, the kid's incredibly smart, healthy, social, beautiful, and always happy. She's tough as nails, this one, and an inspiration to me and just about anyone she meets.

Once in a while, she'll sit on Daddy's lap and help him "beat up some bad guys" while he's logged in. When she sees Mis on the computer screen she yells, "There's Daddy!"

After her third birthday I'll start teaching her about threat mechanics and a proper tanking rotation.


koalabear said...

Why wait until then?

Misneach said...

Apparently the rest of the world sees identification of shapes, letters, and numbers as more of a priority than maximizing threat on raid bosses.

Doesn't make much sense to me, but sometimes you gotta color within the lines.

Keredria said...

Awww... too cute. I would totally heal AND be nice to that tank (the second of which is kinda out of the norm for me).

Jessika said...

That and some kids have an AoE "taunt" that is impossible to resist.

Misneach said...

@K: Thanks :) I recommend to everyone that they should be nice to her, mainly because after using her upper body to get around for so long she's strong as a bull. Not to be trifled with.

@Jess: Yeah, no doubt. She has a specialized taunt for me (I think it's a macro) that comes in the form of "Daddy? Hold you!"