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One morning I decided that K-man and I would do something different before preschool, you see normally we spend a lot of time coloring but I have a lot of puzzles for the kids and they never do anything with them. I wanted to give puzzle time a try with my little handsome preschooler, but that was more of a funny experience than a fun one.
I started our puzzle making time like I always do when I do a puzzle on my own, dumped all of the pieces out on the table and proceeded to pull out all of the border pieces. For me, putting together a puzzle is easier when you complete the border then work on the inside. For K-man this was just frustrating.
K-man attempted to place pieces of the puzzle together but he wasn’t having any luck without his Mama trying to be supportive and show him maybe these two go together and so on and so forth. The puzzle making was a slow process and finally K-man pipes up and says “this is hard work, Mama. Coloring is a lot easier”.
And so I gave in and we decided that coloring was indeed a lot easier and more fun for my preschool son. Maybe we will try puzzle making another day.