Monday, May 7, 2012

A Weary Mom's Pipe Dream

I love puzzles.  Growing up, I had about a dozen 1000 piece puzzles that I cycled through over and over again.

I can't even tell you the last time I finished a puzzle intended for a person over the age of 6.  It's been too long.

I have two toddlers who love to help but rarely give me the help I actually need ... you know, to leave me alone and let me actually do something myself.

Also, I have that grey cat.  The one who pushes glasses off the counter if we leave them too close to the edge.  The one who tries to use whatever fabric I'm trying to sew as a bed.  The one who never lets me read the Sunday news paper alone.  

When I saw this puzzle on clearance for $2, I got pretty excited.  In fact, I almost bought all for of the different 1000 piece $2 puzzles. Then I looked over at my kids in the shopping cart, sighed, and just picked the one I liked the best.

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day I'll open the seal on the puzzle box, pour it out on the dining room table and put this puzzle together in peace.

OR maybe I'll set up a card table in my closet and lock myself in and get started even sooner!!


TL said...

MAN! When I was a kid, I loved me some puzzles. Haven't done that in forever. Jose actually suggested it a while back and didn't take him up on it. But it does sound relaxing...

Southern sinner said...