Life Lessons From the Sandwich Generation Granny Nanny From This Week’s Adventures!

by Kaye Swain

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny and senior mom got this omron series 7 blood pressure monitor and love itSenior Mom - "I'm not feeling very well today." 

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. :)

Fun and easy Christmas crafts projects for kids that seniors can also enjoy

the Sandwich Generation granny nanny took this photo with my easy to use digital camera

Grandparents and grandchildren all enjoyed these fun and easy crafts for the kids - a great resource when babysitting grandchildren

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. :)

How about you? What's your favorite tip for combining caring for elderly parents who don't feel well and babysitting young kids or grandchildren – especially at the last minute? 
Gooseberry Patch has several fun books full of great recipes and easy crafts for seniors and kids

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.P.S.

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.