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.
Elizabeth Grimes says
Ha ha! Cute. Sounds like she has a very mechanical mind. Good for her. Heaven knows I don’t!
Beth Paulsen says
that is so cute. lol. what a neat thing to find a unique thing she is really good at! fun! I was just talking to co-workers about puzzles and they said it is tied to math or the math part of the brain I don’t remember which. anyway, it explained why I am good at NEITHER math nor puzzles! *smile*
Ha ha! My oldest LOVES doing puzzles. We got a bunch out last weekend and worked on them. Good times!
LOL! That really just so cute! I love the idea of you guys having a “Quiet Time” at home. I will definitely try to start one for our family as well. Thanks for sharing, Esther! Be blessed always!
Hahaha…I love it. Kids crack me up!
Puzzles keep my kids entertained for hours sometimes. And that’s really saying something!
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This is so cute.
Its fabulous she can do 100 piece!
A Daddy Blog says
I’m always having to consider what concepts are beyond the scope of our two year old’s understanding. Often thought she surprises us. On an unrelated note, I don’t think until I looked at this picture I’d realized just how much your girls resemble you. To be clear, that’s a good thing. You all have a lovely weekend!
Michael (aka: adaddyblog.com & twitter.com/adaddyblog)
JDaniel4's Mom says
I am so impressed. 100 pieces is a lot to put together. Stopping from Mom Loop!
a 100 piece puzzle for a 6 year old?!?! Wow, that’s seriously impressive!
You can buy puzzle glue for really cheap,glue it together and hang them on the wall, some puzzles can make some really pretty cheap art,esp if you can find some inexpensive frames or old frames you aren’t using anymore 🙂
Unplanned Cooking says
Wow, that’s impressive that she put together that puzzle! And double points for it being a quiet activity 😉
that is awesome!! proud mommy moments!
Sharon Henning says
Wow! I’m impressed. I don’t think I could do that puzzle at my age.
Hi Esther! Just wanted to say God bless us on that book giveaway. I’m sure that’s going to be a good read for the winner. Enjoy your weekend! Stay blessed.
That’s fantastic! Hilarious when it comes to the time aspect, but great job with the puzzle.
Lauren Monsey Nagel says
That is so cute. Kid’s really do say the cutest things. But she sure is so smart to be able to do that puzzle, you must be so proud of her!