Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Puzzling

We got a 500 piece puzzle on Christmas Eve. At first Papa and I weren't all that jazzed about this project, but it was a picture of a train so The Critter's happiness served as our motivation. Well, I'll be damned, but it turns out puzzles are kind of fun! The four of us will sit around for a little while, try to put it together and have sparkling conversation.

So a week later we are still working on this puzzle and it's still fun, but we all want our kitchen table back. We've actually been eating over the puzzle pieces at meal time. This method isn't working anymore.

I am spending the morning cleaning the kitchen and thinking about where to move all 500 pieces in various stages of completeness and NOT send these guys into a tizzy about ruining what they've worked on so far. And where the hell do I store this while they're working on it? I don't want it on the dining room table either, but at least we don't eat off of that one as much as the breakfast table. It seems like it would be a reasonable compromise for the time being.

Of course, they're talking about actually buying a puzzle table. Yeah, right!

-e

2 comments:

Candy said...

http://www.puzzlebuddy.com/ -- :)

Crystal R. R. Edwards said...

I have a "Puzzle to Go" thingie, but I've also seen them marketed under the name "Roll-O-Puzz". (Yeah, I'm serious.) We don't have any puzzles going at the moment, nor will we have for some time. Wanna borrow mine? It's a fabric thingie you piece the puzzle on top of. When you want to move the puzzle, you just fold/roll the fabric up and voila! You get a place to eat again. :) Gimme a call if you want it. I know where it is, but I don't know how long I'll know that. Packing sucks.