Jude and I have some new found one-on-one time these days with Clare off at kindergarten and
if when Ellen naps. We've been through our puzzles several times, "played" chess, and yesterday could be found hitting a ball back and forth with two hockey sticks on the driveway.
As I mentioned, Jude has been enjoying a lot of our puzzles lately. And I had been noticing a lot of the puzzle boxes were starting to fall apart.
So I cut out the picture of the puzzle from the top of each box.
Then I put all of the corresponding puzzle pieces into a big ziploc bag. Then marked the number of pieces that are in the puzzle on the ziploc bag.
Much easier than dealing with a bunch of falling apart boxes!
And where did I come up with this clever idea?
My mother did the same thing to my puzzles when I was growing up!