Wes’s new obsession is puzzles. He works on them all the time. He wakes up asking about puzzles. He goes to bed only AFTER he’s played with puzzles. Of course, many of the times he’s really just watching me do the puzzle, but he helps. And he LOVES it. When he’s about to have a tantrum about something? It’s the easiest form of distraction. “Wes, want to go do some puzzles?” “YEAH! Princess puzzles!”
(One of the natural side effects of having a big sister: Girly hand-me-downs.)
I love it because Nikki went through the same phase. She had an ABC puzzle she did about 30 times a day when she was deep in her Puzzle Period. It’s so cool to see him doing the same thing, obsessing over the same challenges. And to the same degree. PUZZLES! The new toddler crack in our home.
What about you? Did your kid become obsessed with puzzles around age 2 1/2?