Granddogs and senior parents in our Sandwich Generation families are often jumpier at this time of year due to fireworks

Fireworks Making Our Seniors Jumpy? Here’s Fun Help With Easy Patriotic Crafts and Clipart For Seniors

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Granddogs and senior parents in our Sandwich Generation families are often jumpier at this time of year due to fireworksHave you ever noticed that our sweet seniors and our cute granddogs often share a common trait around the time of Independence Day? They both hate the loud noises that seem to start up a few days BEFORE the holiday and sometimes keep going  a few days after. While babysitting my sleeping grandchildren last night, I noticed that my granddogs started going ballistic at the sound of some firecrackers popping nearby. Then I came home and, as I was going to bed, I heard a few more. I popped into my senior mom's room to see if she had heard them and, sure enough. They had made her jump and she didn't know what they were. So she was quite relieved when I let her know the fireworks were, once again, starting early.

This is a cute country clipart for turning into a coloring page for our Sandwich Generation family - how about yours

The granddogs don't have phones, usually. But it might be a good idea to call any senior parents who don't live near you and remind them that they might start hearing those semi-familiar noises. And remind them that this is the time of year to be especially aware of strange smells too, just in case of fire. Especially with conditions unusually hot, dry and dangerous around so much of the country! 

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny and senior mom love to use cute country clipart for holiday cards for their grandkids - how about you

One thing that might also help take take their minds off it all in a fun and positive way is to share some of these cute and country patriotic clipart pictures and coloring page with them. I'm thinking my senior mom will love to use them to make patriotic Independence Day cards and bookmarks for her great-grandkids and yours might as well. A fun project for our whole Sandwich Generation family, don't you think? Enjoy!

P.S. Here's a fun coloring page for your grandkids as well. Just print this whole page, or right click and open the picture in a new tab to print. 🙂

And here is this cute country clipart turned into a coloring page for our Sandwich Generation families

P.P.S. Happy Patriotic and Pink Saturday!

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  1. So true. None of our dogs have ever liked it, and I’m not in my senior years but I sure don’t. Creativity is always a good idea.
    Happy pinks and peaceful Independence Day. 🙂
    Much love,

    • Lucia
    • July 1, 2012

    Happy 4rth of july to everyone…..and many more to come.

  2. Have a blessed week as well, Lucia!

  3. Thanks, Marcia. It was, indeed a sweet and peaceful 4th!

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