THANK you Pokemon Go

147My kid never wants to go for a walk. He ‘hates’ bike riding. Being outside is basically an anathema.

Or I should say WAS an anathema.

In one week, he’s very close to reaching his 10K distance for evolving. Or hatching. Or . . . I don’t know what.

Now he goes for a long long walk, or multiple walks, every day. And he wants to take up bike riding.


A few days ago, my partner, my sister and I were crossing Penn Ave and a huge truck was barrelling down toward us. My partner was like: “Oh no we are all going to die” but speeding to so much as a swift jog to avoid death seemed beyond his comprehension.

Today, I watched him SPRINT to catch a dratini. SPRINT.


Published by haddayr

Writer, parent, cripple, queer; worker, dancer. City dweller. Bicyclist. I love whiskey, tea, and cussing.