My six-year-old daughter Joy wanted to know if she could do the 100 piece puzzle during her quiet time. She really likes things like puzzles and legos, so I got it for her. This is the daughter that used to take a screw out of her crib every morning when she was a baby! I had sat and done the puzzle with the girls one evening the week before. When quiet time was over she said, “Mom, I did the puzzle.”
“Good,” I told her, thinking she had just played with it. “Did you put it all back?”
“I did it Mommy. Come see!”
Sure enough, she had put the whole thing together. I was so proud of her I took her picture with it. It’s her first 100 piece puzzle completed all by herself. I told her that if I had known she was going to like it this much, I would have gotten several of them when they were just one dollar at Target.
“When did you get it Mommy?”
“A while ago.”
“Like . . . when Grandma was born?”
“Well, not that long ago.” And off I went once again trying to explain the concept of time. Puzzles–she gets. Time? Not so much!
This post is linked to Finer Things Friday.