Do you want to know my most recent obsession?
Wayne is still wondering who I am and what I did with his real wife.
You see, Wayne loves to do jigsaw puzzles. And until 5 days ago, I didn't. I avoided them at all costs. I found no satisfaction in sitting for hours trying to piece together tiny pieces of cardboard into one huge picture that you look at for as long as you allow it to sit on the table space that it occupies in your home, disassemble it and put it away for a long period of time until you decide to waste away hours once again at some point in the future, re-doing the puzzle.
My view on this has now changed. I don't know why. I don't know how. It just has. Since Saturday, we've put together three jigsaw puzzles as a family. One was 500 pieces; two were 700 pieces. And when I'm done writing this post, I'm going to go dig out another puzzle and begin piecing it together.
What I enjoy most about doing puzzles is the fact that all four of us can work on it together. It provides us with a unique way to spend time together as a family, allowing a time for communication without actually having to sit down face-to-face to discuss the issues at hand. And apparently puzzles are a way to increase one's ability to focus and concentrate, which my boys need, especially Mitchell.
So, if I'm not at work, preparing food, cleaning the house, blogging, etc. I'm likely immersed in our family's latest attempt at solving a puzzle.
Jigsaws . . . here I come!