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Sandwich Generation Summer Fun for Grandparents and Grandchildren
Uh Oh – The Grandkids Are Bored Already?
Memorial Day may have come and gone, school may be out, but as the calendar irritatingly reminds us, it’s not officially summer yet. In spite of that, while babysitting my grandkids today, I discovered a nasty case of “the summer doldrums!” You know what I mean. It was the “there’s nothing to do today, grandma!!!” all morning long.
They just got their swimming pool up. But with a nasty storm headed our way, it was too cool to get in. They didn’t “feel” like playing ball, swinging, playing a game – nothing, nada, zip, zero, BORED.
Help for the Sandwich Generation Parents and Grandparents!
At last, I remembered a wonderful list compiled by Jennifer who used to write at the blog Teaching Boys. It was titled “Things To Do…When I’m Bored” that I had bookmarked. I pulled out my handy dandy iPhone, and started reading. Would you believe, it took us going through all the way to number 43 to generate any interest! “Catch an outside critter.” My youngest local grandson perked up, popped in the house to grab the bug catcher I gave him at Easter, and started turning over bricks.
My cute grand- bug catcher needed a bit of help moving rocks and bricks but even then, we didn’t find much – at first. Finally, we found some worms under one. Great for fishing, but not so hot for his bug house.
Then I took him over to the side yard so I could snap a photo of some flowers that were hidden. While there, I shoved some rocks with my foot and, lo and behold, two “adorable” pill bugs. Hooray! Off they went inside the bug house. And by then, it was naptime – so in WE went to “rest’ time (which was not so restful, but that’s a whole ‘nother subject!)