Puzzles and Games

puzzle playDawn Blanchard Photography

A summer night at the cottage, piecing puzzles and playing Scattegories meant many laughs and memories made.

It is a relief to put away the smart phones and the tablets, to talk without texting, to be together without distractions.  It is a relief to know that our children still enjoy the simple things.

These nights are the ones we will remember.



The kids got a 500-piece puzzle for Christmas.

On the day of the freezing rain, I thought it would be fun to work on it together. My daughter helped me with the border, then lost interest. My son had no interest whatsoever.

I, on the other hand, sat there working on it for two hours. Every time I go down to put a log in the fire I stop to add a few pieces.

It is a simple yet satisfying task.

Santa should have given the puzzle to me.