All of this for a puzzle……..

After a week of being home, fighting a cold, and not having much ambition, it hit me…..PUZZLES! But first, I had to find “the” box in the garage. Last January our family relocated and in the moving process all our board games and puzzles were packed and never brought into the new house. With only one kid at home anymore, it wasn’t something that was really missed, until yesterday. Luckily there are only a few boxes left unopened, but the puzzle box was wedged tightly into the highest corner of the garage (of course)! The box would not budge from the shelf. So after some pretty amazing ingenuity and defying several basic laws of physics, I successfully retreived several games and puzzles from it. The box is still snug in the same corner of the garage and when my husband discovers it he will most likely think a prehistoric, giant rat must be living in our garage and being sustained by cardboard! But alas, the puzzles now have a place in our home!

Several years ago my daughter and I had become almost addicted to doing puzzles. We set up a card table in the living room so we could work on them whenever we wanted and it wasn’t in the way on the dining rom table. We spent hours working on puzzles together which lead to some great conversations as well as quiet time together. I don’t really remember why the card table got put away, probably when the Christmas tree went up, but it never came back out. Last night we spent the evening doing a puzzle, something we haven’t done in way too long. It was a peaceful evening and a sweet memory.

Published by hollysqrd

I am a third grade teacher in northwestern Wisconsin. I enjoy being outdoors with my family fishing on Lake Superior, snowshoeing, and riding motorcycles. I enjoy my own quiet time in the garden, digging in the dirt, and growing delicious vegetables!

4 thoughts on “All of this for a puzzle……..

  1. You brought me back to putting puzzles together with my parents as a child. My daughter came by last week and took the only one we had, a puzzle we bought for the kids but never finished. I was surprised by her memory of it. Hopefully it will generate memories and conversations in her home now.

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  2. “So after some pretty amazing ingenuity and defying several basic laws of physics, I successfully retrieved several games and puzzles from it.” This is my favorite line. It helped me visualize the trickiness of the tucked box and the absence of its use. What a lovely pass-time with your daughter. I love the simplicity of doing puzzles and the quality time surrounding it.

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  3. I have seen many families posting about puzzle time…I hope your special family time continues! This is such a unique time, and it will pass with or without those sweet memories–I say make the most of it!! 🙂 I loved your description of moving the box…so vivid and colorful!

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  4. I love this! I can totally see this being the perfect time to have some great conversations. (kind of like when they’re trapped in the car lol) I can also see you defying gravity to get to the box. I’m glad you got it down safely. I hope you just let your husband wonder what happened to the box. Enjoy your family puzzle-time!

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