Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Puzzled

A couple of weeks ago, back when we had a four day weekend to enjoy and big plans for fun and games, guess what happened? We got sick. There went all our exciting planage! So after we had watched as much t.v. as we could possibly stand, I got out a puzzle and broke my own rule about putting things on the glass coffee table, and we started putting together a super cool, western puzzle, right there in the living room on the aforementioned coffee table.

I get a bit obsessed with puzzles, I have to admit. It drives me crazy to see them scattered around. And it feels so good when I find a piece that fits! It has been good for me to just sit with the kids and talk about things while we work on the puzzle. Working on a puzzle makes me stay put in one spot, and I still feel like I am doing something productive, which is important for me to feel. For the little B's, I think it is nice for them to be able to play right next to me while I try to fit in pieces or for them to look for pieces themselves while we chit-chat. I love their chit-chat, and I'm glad we have a puzzle to sit around, right now, to talk about all the things on their minds. Like what does Britt want for his birthday and how did Brailey's OBOB team do?

I was thinking about the fitting of a puzzle piece, though, and why it feels so good... And then I started thinking about my predisposition for puzzles to be mod-podged once they are complete, permanently sealing the parts together. I wonder what that means? I think it means I like to figure things out, fix them, and then keep them that way while I move on to the next big thing. Yep! That's pretty much me, in a nutshell. Nothing like a puzzle to explain one's personality! But whatever the case, it has been an enjoyable experience, and one I might just have to continue.

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