Busy Week For this Sandwich Generation Caregiver

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A cassette player my aging mom can handle - makes us both happyWhat a week – in the news and in my home – and I bet in yours too! My TV died, my senior mom’s radio handle broke, her cassette player died (do you have any idea how hard it is to find a cassette player any more? Especially an easy to use one?) And our weather yo-yo-ed from 80 to 50 to 70 to 30 and then some! The last two days have been quite delightful though. My grandkids helped me set up my new Vizio TV icon – the cheapest I could find – and it was less expensive than the one I originally bought,  lighter,  and yet bigger! Gotta love technology and BOY, are my aging eyes appreciating the bigger size – from 13″ to 22″!  It may not be huge, but it’s an easy size for me to move easily. Very important in our household!

My grandkids love watching the Wild Kratts TV show on my new Vizio e221-a1 television

We also wrestled with their Minecraft accounts as this grandma did some brain-stretching to learn how to add mods to Minecraft (NOT as easy as you would think it would be),

My grandkids love the new Minecraft game mods we added but oyyyy - it took FOREVER

while enjoying several games of Carcassonne as well – along with some important lessons on both humility when winning and the art of gracefully losing – for all of us. 🙂 ).

Carcassonne - Hooray - a tie between the Sandwich Generation Granny nanny and oldest grandson

I was also quite excited to have them help me with a small but important ministry opportunity. We are coloring some of the decorations for our church’s upcoming Vacation Bible School.

For busy caregivers giving service to our church might mean bringing it home - and letting the grandkids AND senior mom help

It’s a LOT of coloring and I’m sure I’ll do most of it. But every bit of help is awesome and it’s such a fun way to teach them about giving in service to our church home. Won’t they have fun come June when they see our parts up and can enjoy knowing they had a hand in helping prepare for VBS. It’s definitely a fun way of leaving a spiritual legacy of service in their hearts.

It’s definitely been a busy week around my Sandwich Generation family! How about you and yours?

Fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grand Social

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  • My co-workers son broke his arm the other night and he was in our office after going to Med Express. He wanted to play a game on a computer there and lo and behold it was Minecraft. HA! I said “hey there is this lady blogger whose grandsons play this all of the time! ”

    So I was thinking of you on Thursday morning! 🙂

  • Don’t know Minecraft yet. Our grandson’s favorite game on his Grandpa’s computer is Angry Birds, which he had to teach him how to play. “Grandpa, do you have Angry Birds on your iPad?” “Yes, but I don’t know how to play it.” “Here, I’ll show you.” and off they went.

  • More than a busy week it has been a busy month! Fortunately it has all been good stuff – honor roll, jog-a-thon, birthday celebrations, volunteers tea, friends from Maryland, new fences and Friday is the Father Daughter Dance so lots more to do!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  • Your post brings to mind how the computer first sent me to my kids for info on how to use it – it won’t be long until it’s my GRANDkids I go to for help on setting things up. I still use my old clunky box-of-a-tv but once that’s gone I’ll be doing the same thing you did – and probably wondering why I didn’t upgrade in size ages ago!

  • 🙂 It really is wonderful, Joyce, having a TV I can move MYSELF! 🙂 I tried one of the huge ones once. Great on the eyes, but hard on the back and impossible for me to move alone. This works SO much better 🙂

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