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One of my sweet granddaughters spent the night last Friday and was in the process of getting up and dressed as I was visiting various PINK Saturday sites after writing about PINK Wii fun and games for the whole Sandwich Generation family from grand kids to elderly grandparents a couple of weeks ago. I showed her some of the cute pictures and she really enjoyed them. She then proceeded to point out all the PINK items she could find, while I snapped away with my easy to use digital camera:
This pink bath sponge
My favorite pink hand lotion that she also loves to use:
And my personal favorite, this cute pink pig she made, once upon a time, when she was much younger – Talk about your sweet family memories! 🙂
As we were chatting about all this, together with my senior mom, it reminded me of one of my favorite tips I wanted to share with you for when you are a Sandwich Generation family taking care of elderly parents and combining households. Think of "separation" options – particularly if the household will not only have a senior parent but a young child(ren) – whether your own or a grandchild. Even if the grandkids don't live with you but just visit and occasionally spend nights, as mine do, it can make a big difference what bedroom you put them in. If you can give some space to the two generations, it will often be a big blessing to ALL of you.
My house is a three bedroom with two stories. My senior mom is in the one bedroom on the main floor, so she doesn't have to deal with the stairs. I put the grandkids in one of the two upstairs bedrooms that is NOT on top of my senior mom's bedroom. That way, when they visit they don't have to be extra quiet and I don't have to stress that they are being too noisy. Since I'm fairly quiet on my own, it's fine for me to be above my mom. And having that extra measure of peace and quiet tickles her pink, and me as well, that's for sure. 🙂
As much as I enjoy Pink Saturday – it's even nicer when I'm enjoying Pink activities for grandparents and their grandchildren! Hmmmm, I'll have to start thinking of special Pink Saturday fun when I visit my long distance grandchildren in a few months. As you can tell, around here, Pink Saturday is very much a Sandwich Generation family activity, right along with gardening fun, homework helping, etc. Speaking of homework, here's one more PINK for you. And don't forget to find more PINK delight at PINK SATURDAY with Beverly 🙂