Me – "Hmmm, best stay close and make sure she is OK."
Daughter – "Our scheduled was changed unexpectedly – would you be able to babysit all the kids today? I can drop them off in ten minutes."
Me – "Sure, but we'll have to stay at our house so I can watch Grandma."
Me - "PRAISE GOD we went to Michaels last week and picked up some easy crafts projects for the grand kids (and us seniors who help them ).! Yes, they are Christmas projects but that's OK. I REALLY need them today."
Such is one day in the life of the Sandwich Generation granny nanny this past week. And BOY, I'm definitely NOT kidding. Those projects came in SOOOO handy. AND, since they didn't glue them together, they accidentally fell apart when we were moving them. So they can do them ALL over again on another day. Here are the pictures BEFORE they fell apart.
Important life lessons from the Sandwich Generation granny nanny:
- always have plenty of kid projects on hand, like these fun and easy foam crafts, for those unexpected babysitting situations and other emergencies.
- it's really best to glue those foamie craft projects so they DON'T fall apart.
P.S. Another great resource for the Sandwich Generation grandparents to keep on hand for just such occasions is a set of good books full of fun and easy crafts for kids and seniors alike, along with paper, markers, glue, and various odds and ends to make all sorts of fun things. Two of my favorite books include Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars: Grandma's Bag of Tricks and Gooseberry Patch: All Through the Seasons Recipes and Crafts. What are some of your faves?
P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate them very much and read each one. I also do my best to reply to them all but, as you can imagine, there are times (many times, lately :) ) when caregiving needs do not allow for that. Thank you for your patience and your sweet comments.