Would you call a jigsaw puzzle a game? Maybe… or, why not?
I used to do jigsaw puzzles all the time. As a kid it was just the thing we did. But in my age, not so much anymore. I mean, I don’t just put out a puzzle and pick away at it, piecing bits here and bits there.
In December, however… it seems almost like it’s one of our holiday traditions. In fact, I would say it’s firmly in the list of holiday traditions. It secured that spot back at the Christmas of 2010 when, on a family vacation to the Dominican Republic, we crammed a 500 piece puzzle into our luggage and set it up in our resort hotel room and fulfilled our annual obligation for holiday jigsaw assembly.
This year I picked up a one-thousand-piecer, a puzzle with a picture of other (old fashioned) games. It looks like it will be challenging, but not difficult. Not one of those stare-at-it-for-hours and get one piece in kinda-puzzles. I wanted something that would last for the holiday season… but something Claire could try too. She’s good at puzzles in her own way, but she’s never really helped too much with the family puzzle… just the 50 – 100 piecers that are hers.
Either way, a tradition continues another year.