Well, we still haven't had a huge amount of snow but it's definitely been cold outside. And rainy. And a bit slushy. Fortunately, I have a wonderful garage. And for the first time in my life, we've kept it fairly empty so that I can actually park my car in it! Which turned out to be an awesome gift the last few years when there WAS a lot of snow. It's so nice to walk out to the garage, get in the car, and not be freezing when I start it.
Not only that! All I have to do is back my car out into the driveway and it becomes an wonderful scooter / roller skating rink for the grandkids on those days when it's too cold, too snowy, too wet – or for that matter, too hot, too smoggy…. It's WONDERFUL!
They get great exercise, my senior mom and I have fun watching, and they get to be involved in a fun and physical activity away from computers. As much as I love computers and iPhones, I still love that as well!
We've been haunting our local Goodwill to find roller skates for the boys. At $3 a pop, I can easily afford them there and not have to worry about them outgrowing them. We have both regular roller skates and in-line roller skates, along with their scooters. My oldest grandson can use both types and does great. The younger two have had a bit harder time with the in-lines. That's where being in the Sandwich Generation can be a big help. We got out the walker my senior mom had to use last year and they have been using that to help keep their balance, the way my long distance grandkids use the sleds their ice skating rink provides. It's grand!
Have you tried scooters or roller skates in your garage with your grandkids? How do you like it? We'd love to hear. In the meantime, I'm off to scout out more roller skates at a friend's Goodwill!
Grand Social at Grandma's Briefs – Which is featuring one of my favorite fun holiday songs – What are you doing New Year's Eve – just as fun on New Year's morning! HAPPY NEW YEAR to y'all!
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