When we tried it a year ago she got frustrated very easily and I ended up finishing it by myself. It was actually more difficult than I thought, even though the pieces were numbered, because it required dexterity and precision for the whole thing not to collapse.
Today she decided again to do it. I was really, really impressed. She stuck with the task for 2-3 hours and did it, all by herself. She did not want my help at all. She did not get impatient, even once.
I didn't realize until today that the age on this puzzle said 12 and up. Pretty good for a 6-year-old if I might say so myself. And yes, I guess I am bragging, but it's my blog and that's partly what it's for.
On another note, this year I went to camp meeting by myself with the kids and Dave stayed home to try and get some work done. Perhaps I'll post more on camp meeting when I get all my thoughts in order. Anyway, on the way home I stopped in Kindersley to call him and tell him we'd be two more hours. I did this so that he would be HOME. In the past when we've been gone he hasn't always been home when we've arrived and that has been a huge disappointment to the kids and I. This time I wanted him to have plenty of warning and no excuse for not being there.
When I rounded the corner to our house, I saw that his truck wasn't there and was instantly ticked. I came in and tried to call him. He didn't answer. Then his truck pulled up, so I decided to try not to show my disappointment. Am I ever glad that I didn't.
As it turned out, I had no reason to be disappointed. He ran out at the last minute to get some flowers. Not just for me, but for his little princess as well (he got his little prince a toy). Well, you should have seen Hannah's excitement. This was the first time she'd received flowers and daddy definitely succeeded in making her feel pretty special.
And yes, I was excited, too. After all, Dave used to be the expert flower-giver and broke all records for anyone else I knew but had slacked off....somewhat....as of late. This made up for it.
Overall, it was a very nice homecoming.