I downloaded, deleted and re-downloaded Pokemon Go.

Firstly, I totally missed out on the original Pokemon craze. I just never saw it/got into it and had no idea what it was about or why it was so popular.

When Pokemon Go was released there was a lot of hype, naturally, and it looked interesting and easy. Also, I walk a lot since I don’t have a car and it seemed like something I could easily incorporate into my day.

So, I downloaded the app and it was awesome. It was fun and easy and totally addictive. I had to stop myself from going for a walk at all hours of the night.

But after a few days I deleted the app. Why?

  • It chowed my battery. I already have to recharge at least once a day, I was now recharging at least twice. And yes, I did all the battery saving tips I could find, it is still a huge battery drain.
  • I kept having to log in if the app wasn’t in use for a period of time, which was annoying (apparently this issue has been resolved in an update to the app). 
  • The servers were overloaded and a lot of the time I couldn’t access the app anyway.
  • I work 9 hours a day. I travel for almost 1.5 hours a day. I actually enjoy being home to bath and feed kids and spend time with my husband. Besides my walks to and from the bus stops, I don’t actually have much time to go out and play the game.
  • It was taking up too much head space (you know, that addictive, have to play all the time, head space).

So I deleted the app. 

And I was ok with that. Until the weekend.

Then I was out and about and I saw lots of people playing and I actually had the time to play but my app was gone and I was sad (ok, not THAT sad since I didnt download it again).

But now Im thinking, what if I make this a weekend game? Only play on weekends when Im not busy with family? Do I have the self control and willpower NOT to play during the week?

So I re-downloaded the app and I’ll see what happens.

pokeball

 

Zingo!!!!!

A few weeks ago my mom bought Aaron a new game… Zingo.

The tag line is Bingo with a zing!

Basically you get cards with various pictures and words on them and a dispenser with little plastic tiles that match the pictures on the boards.

The game is for 4 years and older…

4 years!

And you know what? My son gets it! Maybe not the finer points like being the first to grab a matching tile but he know that as you dispense the tiles you have to match them to your board and that you must fill up the board before you shout Zingo and that of you fill your board first you win…

I am so proud of my little boy. He is 2 years and 8 months old and he gets it! He even taught out nanny how to play.

Smart kid!

P.s. I will post a pic and a link tomorrow, I’m posting from my phone and have no clue how to do either of those things from here 🙂