Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Sunday Puzzle Peace

I love that Craig and I started a new tradition recently. Every Sunday, well almost every, we put the kids in bed, clear off the dinner dishes and dump out a 1000-piece jigsaw. It is somehow refreshing to concentrate on nothing else but putting little pieces of a picture together--together. We chat a little, but mostly we "puzzle" in silence (a rarity in our respective careers) with sporadic complimenting on "way to find that piece". To some, it may be a repulsive hobby--my Dad--to others a waste of several hours of ones life, but to us it has become an oasis away from the insanity.

8 comments:

Shawna B. said...

Hooray for puzzles! Puzzles are big at our house, too. Hayden and Tyler just finished a real snazzy 500 piece Star Wars puzzle last night (actually it was called a "quizzle" since it had little Star Wars trivia questions on the pieces - Jedi Knight Hayden Borg knew all the answers!) I think it's a great hobby! Better for the brain than sitting in front of the tube!

TX Girl said...

I love puzzles, but don't have the patience for them. And- Lulu would demolish it the second we turned our backs.

What a great chance for the two of you to have a little time together.

Jenny said...

Thats great! Doug and I have done a few of those ourselves. In fact, our big 2000 piece coca cola one still hangs in our kitchen. Do you just take them apart when you are done? Or glue them together?

Sara said...

Very impressive my friend, the last puzzle I did was a 10 piece barbie puzzle with Mya Lillie! Mac and I play scrabble together now and then and find that our vernacular is hurting more than we thought. I think it sounds like a great way to spend a sunday evening. Throw in a bowl of popcorn and a cold drink and count me in.

amy w. said...

I think its awesome Jordan. I love tasks that let your mind concentrate and focus (on things other than the cries and demands of the little ones).

TX Girl said...

I was over picking up Lulu at the Bastians tonight and they were actually putting together a puzzle of Jackson Square. Brent and I got in a bit of a tiff about wasting time on pieces that obviously don't fit. I must say- it was addictive. I stayed for an hour while my ice cream was melting.

Jordan said...

I'm telling you, Lara, once your pulled into the madness, you cannot escape. I was looking at a 3000 piecer at the mall the other day of the wonders of the world, I was tempted.

Tasha said...

Jordan,
I totally need activities that make me focus. I can barely watch a movie and not do another task at the same time. Its kind of sad, actually. Love that puzzle!