Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Vacation: Day 2

Day two of summer vacation, and i'm kind of shocked that i haven't yet heard the words "I'm bored!" There's been a little bit of bickering, but nothing out of control. We all played 2 short games of "Big Brain Academy" on the Wii, but that's all the computer that has been played. So. Summer vacation so far: double plus good!

I realize, of course, that it's only day two. I mean, there's lots and lots of time left, and i'm sure that there will be plenty of whines of boredom and plenty of bickering, but it makes me happy that we're at least starting out on the right foot!

Katrina and i fixed a puzzle today. I want to say we fixed a giant puzzle, but it was really only 504 pieces. But it felt like a giant puzzle because the pieces were horrible. Awful. They weren't SO bad when you could line up the picture, because you could, y'know...line up the picture and see if it was the right place. But this puzzle had a lot of sky and a lot of water, and all of the pieces seemed to be very nearly interchangeable. Nearly, but not quite, because if you put one somewhere and it was the wrong spot, and then you tried to find the piece next to it, that piece wouldn't fit properly. And so, for every single blue piece, we'd have to put it in and look really, really carefully to decide if it fit just perfectly. Toward the end of the puzzle, i felt like i was removing as many misplaced pieces as i was putting in correct ones. So annoying!

I felt bad for Katrina, because this is one of the first times she's been interested in doing a puzzle with me, and ... it was less fun than it should have been.

So. This puzzle goes to Goodwill, i think.

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