Monday, July 11, 2016

Gotta catch them all

Friday evening my daughter asked me to go for a walk. I was in a little bit of shock, Hailey does not walk anywhere, ever. When she was young we used to joke that her legs were painted on, we carried her everywhere. I remember when she was about five I was still carrying her from the car into the store and I never had to worry about her running off in the store because the princess rode in the front of that shopping cart until her legs were too long to get through the holes. That little tangent was so you would understand my shock, now back to what ever it was I was talking about!

Oh, right, walking. So Hailey asked me to go for a walk. I was going to a friends house that evening but I did not want to miss out on this once in a lifetime walk with my daughter.

We buckled Bubba in the stroller and headed off for some wonderful mother daughter bonding time. Two steps into the walk Hailey says "Yes!" and does a little fist pump. What the? She caught a Pokemon. Our lovely after dinner walk to talk and spend time together was actually a hunt for Pokemon.

We walked for two miles. The last time Hailey walked that far she was pregnant and trying to convince that baby to vacate her body.

Hailey went to the park Friday night to go to the Pokestop to get more Pokeballs ( does that sentence even make sense) and she said there were probably 200 people walking around, in the dark, looking at their phones. Sounds like the zombie apocalypse is closer than we think.

Saturday  morning, my daughter had a wonderful day planned for us. First we would take Bubba to the park and then we would go to the Farmer's Market.  Everyone  at the park was looking for Pokemon.

Fast forward to the Farmer's Market. There were couples, catching Pokemon together. Not teenage couples, mid twenties couples. Everyone walking around aimlessly looking at their phones.

On the bright side, you get eggs to hatch and you have to walk certain distances to get those eggs to hatch so people are getting out of the house and exercising.

On the down side, zombies, I still say they look like zombies.

I've been reading tweets about peoples legs hurting because they walked so far looking for Pokemon. Or they rode a bike for the first time in ten years, or went to church, to catch Pokemon. It would be funny if it wasn't such an indication of mass hysteria at it's best.

I downloaded the app. I have two Pokemon. I don't know what to do with them but if this is how the zombies get here, I want to be prepared!

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