How are you doing everyone? 💓
Here is getting colder, we can feel the Fall coming slowly and now its perfect time to chill and slow down a bit.
I think I never mentioned that I love doing puzzles. Its a hobby I have for so sooo long ago, I can't even remember. But you know how adult life is and is not often when we dont enjoy these little hobbies.
I was super happy when my son began to show interest in making puzzles, I already imagined the both us resolving a big big puzzle someday and have quality time together.
He was really into puzzles, right after he was one year old.
We started with two piece puzzle, then three and so on.
Now, the biggest one he resolved was a 200 pieces puzzle, a very cute Baby Animal themed puzzle.
And that happened just after he saw me resolving a bunch of puzzles with my friend, this summer.
It happened this summer when me and my girl friend did 4 x 1000 piece puzzles in a short period of time. We didnt know about each other that we both love this (as we arent friends for that long) and this is how it all started.
You see....this very moment, us enjoying time together while making puzzles brought me back the joy and feeling of satisfaction for resolving puzzles and I said I will make time for myself from now on. And even though its a small thing to consider, I did it. I continued with having a puzzle on the table where I get to relax, listening to music or a podcast, drinking a coffee or a tea. 🧩💓💓
These are the puzzles me and my friend resolved this summer while we were staying together, in vacation.
Where I'm going with this, you wonder.
Whats my point with all this??
Well, as I said before Caleb has had a period of time when he was intensively interested with puzzles but slowly, that happened anymore. He lost his interest, no matter what puzzle it was. I guess thats normal as their hobbies are constantly changing and his brain is in a huge demanding and fast development. Its normal that our kids start to like other things and maybe someday, getting back to what they used to love before.
I realized that he started to love again making puzzles and find them fun and challenging after I did my puzzles.
He took me as an example.
He even was active and willing to help us with resolving the puzzles.
And I'm telling you, this kid has an eye for it because very often me and my friend were Wooooow"! How did he know where to put that piece?, we thought.
And then, when we came home, he took all of his puzzles and more then two weeks, he was into it.
He kept making puzzle after puzzle, all of his puzzles.
Here I let you some pictures I took.
What I'm trying to say is that, as parents, we are their examples. But I'm convinced you already know this.
They look to us and take us as models. The way we live, the way we do things, the way we talk and everything we do , is what they'll take and have meaning to their lives, no matter in what aspect.
Same goes with homeschooling or education.
If you want your child to love reading, then he needs to see you reading first.
If you want him to eat healthy, you need to eat healthy.
If you want your kids to enjoy coloring, you should enjoy it too. Stay by their side, have a little time together, try enjoying it so he can see this enjoyment.
I think that its a possibility that at some pount, for some kids, this wont work. That can happen as well. But in most cases, parents can influence their children by acting the way they want their children to act. Sometimes it can last, sometimes maybe not.
I am sure that if I didnt do those puzzles, he wouldnt be in love with this activity anymore.
I just know it. I feel it. I SEE it!
He's still interested in puzzles. And I buy him a new one every now and then.
What about you?
Do you or your kids enjoy making puzzles? 🧩
Do you think you have the power to influence your kid and change what they like or might enjoy? Do you think they see you as example and what you do have huge have a huge impact regarding their hobbies or general speaking, their way of being?
P.S. This is me and Caleb, both working on our puzzles, side by side. 💓💓
And im case you're curious to know, this is what I'm working at right now 🌍 (I only have a few pieces left) and this is what I'll start next. 🐅🐆🧩
|Work in progress
Stay safe and have a lovely weekend!
love, Missdeli 💓