I started playing Pokemon Go because I was 42-years-old and found out I was going to be a dad again. I have a 4-year-old as well and want to be able to be around for my family as long as possible, so looked at it as a great way to get exercising while exploring new places. My wife already played the game, and my son loves the characters (he jumps between my arms and tells the Pokemon to stay in the ball) so I figured it would also be a great family bonding activity.
Unfortunately, we lost the baby we were expecting, but the game actually helped us get through it as a family... Initially as a distraction, then getting back to normalcy, then by continuing to bring my family closer and creating all new memories on great family adventures all over New England.