One evening while babysitting my nieces, Lovey came home to find us completing a 20 piece puzzle. He was intrigued and insisted he wanted to go to Target to buy a puzzle for us to do. "As husband and wife." "For a new hobby" he said. "To build our relationship" he said. "To frame it at the end" he said. ("Can't watching a movie and making babies serve the same purpose?" I said.) I guess not. I had to convince him to not go to Target at 10PM cause he was just that determined. He kept mentioning it throughout the week..and I would just sigh and look to the heavens (I'm sooo lazy). But finally, on our ultimate Fall Day, we purchased this puzzle set...
He was excited... I was apprehensive and pouty. But once we started, it wasn't so bad. (Don't tell him this!) In fact I learned a few things...
Here's what I've learned from puzzling:
-It will take longer than 2 hours to complete. Why I wasn't completely aware of this eludes me still.
-1,000 pieces is a lot when it's all spread out on the table. In the box, it's NBD...but on the table??? I nearly poopied mah pants...
-Puzzles can cause neck injuries. Seriously. Our necks were k i l l i n g us from looking down at the table for 2 hours straight.
-Puzzles can serve as sleeping pills. I slept like a baby that night and I'm attributing it to my intense brain workout.
-I have a longer attention span than Lovey.
-We're competitive and if I (or Lovey) haven't made matches in a while, we feel dumb.
-It's not a competition! Why are we so competitve?
-When Lovey accuses you of a mistake that he actually made and apologizes, don't follow up with, "HA! HA! You were wrong! I was RIGHT!" (I'm such a jerk, right?)
-I repeat myself. A lot. If I had a dollar for every time I said, "We're missing edge pieces. Where are all the edge pieces????" I'd have $53. No joke.
-Never say, "I think this puzzle will lead to our divorce" to Lovey. I was joking (obviously). He was hurt :-(
Have you ever completed one of these huge puzzles? Are we total nerds?
PS. Don't answer my last question.