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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Motherhood Is...{39}

Puzzling

In a fun way and in a not so fun way. It's fun to work puzzles with the kids and show them how to work things out, but it can also be stressful in a way that you're always trying to figure things out and piece things together in regards to life. To watch Eden pick pieces and place them in her puzzle is amazing. She stands and works and works and works to figure them out. I love that it teaches her patience {because I'm not always the best "lead-by-example" for this lesson in life!} She's got to take it slow and easy, look at all the pieces she's got and make a decision based on what she's got - hey, maybe I should take a lesson from her! Hunter is also getting into puzzles. My guess it's because they're always out and about since Eden is playing with them more often these days. Either way, he's enjoying that they're out and it's giving him some great practice too. He's starting to master the pincer grasp with his finger and thumb, so the pegs on some of the puzzles gives him great practice with this. To watch your kids grow and thrive is amazing. The rate at which they learn is just spectacular! It's almost like I can see the gears turning in their heads sometimes. I'm sure it's the same for them looking at me - what punishment is acceptable for certain behaviors, what do we need at the grocery store, what's for dinner, how did this mess get here and who's going to clean it up...it's all so puzzling!

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