Quarantine has been a good time for people to sharpen their mental skills.
Whether that be with writing, creating art, making music, reading, or in my son's case, putting together some puzzles.
For Christmas, we bought AJ some puzzles. Ranging anywhere from 24 pieces to 100 pieces. But he's only three years old, so we didn't even bother breaking them out of the closet.
For one, we just honestly forgot about them, but also because I thought they may have been a little bit too advanced for him.
He saw them in the closet and asked if he could play with them. So I gave him a 24 piece puzzle. It's got huge pieces, the puzzle itself becomes like the size of a table placemat.
I figured that would be a good starting point for him. I helped him put it together. But I realized that he was pretty much doing it without my help for the most part.
So then my wife broke out some other puzzles with 24 pieces, but they were a lot smaller. So with the tiny pieces I again assumed he'd need help. I mean, he's three.
He blew threw it again in like 5-10 minutes. As we sat there dumbfounded that his little brain was working at an incredible speed, we looked at each other in disbelief.
Could he really be ready for a 48 piece puzzle?! There's no way.
We were wrong once again. That boy demolished a 48 piece puzzle.
And then a 60 piece puzzle.
And then a 100 piece puzzle! To be fair, he needed help on that one. But he still did it!
So now we're on to making 3D models out of magnetic shapes. I continue to be blown away by watching his little brain go to work.
I remember being a pretty smart kid, but I don't ever remember my brain working like that.
This time at home has been a challenge at time with two very young children. But I know in their mind, they're happy as fuck to see us every single day.
So the least I can do is hype him up when he's putting his puzzles together. With no sports on, I'm just gonna start commentating when he's putting them together.
Gonna go something like this...
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