Remember 2016 when Pokemon Go was all the craze? Remember going to parks and people were actually there (in south Louisiana during the summer this borders on an insane idea). Well, it seemed like a fad that quickly went away.
Well, not for us. We might not have played all the time in the last two years, but we never gave it up.
Note: These are not my best Pokemon, just the ones I hadn’t deleted the screen shots from!
This is has been especially true the last couple of weeks. Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple has had a rough time lately. She has had her gallbladder removed and still felt bad for a couple a weeks after. She is now on the upswing. Surprisingly, Pokemon Go has helped. Getting out of the house and going to gyms or walking at parks has helped heal her. It has reduced my anxiety that comes with being a caretaker (remember my wife really hasn’t felt well since conception). The Nola Nerd Baby loves that we play because she loves being in her stroller in 60 and 70 degree weather. The breezier the day, the happier she is.
We aren’t fanatical about the game, but we do obsess over it a little bit. We enter in our Pokemon in Poke Genie and enjoy doing the research tasks.
But, again, the most important thing it does is that it gives us active family time. We have been to most of the parks in the area enjoying the outdoors and each other. Now, if a game can do that, it’s not bad.