Timing is everything! Especially when it comes to educational lessons for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids.
We had been outside taking a walk around the block with me on my feet and them on their Razor Scooters. They had a great time but one of my grandkids did manage to lose a shoe off his foot. In the process of slowing the Razor scooter down, he used his now-barefoot foot.
"Grandma, I burned my foot on the scooter – not a lot, just a teeny bit," he told me when we got home. As he showed me what happened, I explained that friction had caused the problem.
"What's friction?" he asked. I was about to answer, when we got interrupted (what's new for the Sandwich Generation, right? 🙂 ).
A few minutes later, we put on one of our fave educational TV shows, Magic Schoolbus. Would you believe it, the episode was called Plays Ball – and it was on the topic of friction! How perfect was that for timing.
I love it when God gives us a special gift like that, don't you? They had fun watching the show, I had fun watching them learn about friction easily, and my senior mom enjoyed their little pop-in visits to her bedroom during the commercial breaks. Definitely a lovely AND educational day for this Sandwich Generation family. 🙂