Thursday, January 20, 2011

Puzzling Thoughts

Thanks to Grandma Jan's large puzzle library, I think we've found ourselves a new hobby.

Coleman waxed poetic last Sunday while he was putting the puzzle together with Ryan.  He said, "Puzzles are kind of like life. You have struggles in life and you have struggles to put the puzzle together. You have to figure out how to work it out."

Ryan of course recognized the profundity of his words and called me down so that Coleman could share his wisdom with me.

I wanted to know a little more, so I asked Coleman what some of his struggles in life were. As soon as the words left my lips I knew I was in trouble.

His response: "I don't know, like when you yell at me and stuff."



Heidi said...

You don't know how much I needed to read that today--especially the end part. Two days ago my son wrote me a note: "Please stop being mad. Love, David"

It is still on my fridge and gives me a pang of guilt every time I see it. Good reminder, though.

I love the puzzle wisdom. I will share that with my kids. Thanks, Coleman!

Linn said...

Hahaha. That would so be my kids' answers. It is definitely more funny when coming from someone else's kids. :)

Janene said...

ha! I think that is my child's greatest struggle as well. I'm trying ... :o\

On a lighter note ... I sure do love puzzles. Quality family time!