When I was a kid we almost always had a puzzle set up somewhere for us all to work on. Some puzzles would take weeks or months for us to finish. One year, when my parents were still together, they gave me a box set of Thomas Kincaid jigsaw puzzles. I was pretty excited and I love Thomas Kincaid’s work. However, I never seemed to find the time or the space for them.
Recently, puzzles came up during a homework session and I thought, now would be a good time to pull them out. My kids are finally old enough I’m not afraid of losing pieces, or that they would get too frustrated. We made our way through a couple of small puzzles and then things got harder. These paintings are tough to put back together.
Thanks to my stepdad we have boards for the puzzles and can leave them set up and tucked away. It has brought back some really comforting memories and I love making new ones with my kids now.