Two weeks ago, a friend came to visit the baby ! They gave the toddler a present as well. It was a 300 piece Jigsaw puzzle. Considering that my toddlers attention span is shorter than the time Sourav Ganguly spends at the batting crease, there was no way she was going to even work on the puzzle with me. So it was a solo project for yours truly.
I had spent two hours on it, then gone to work (I was working round the clock last week - 3 hours work 5 hours break but for 48 hours !!). When I came back home I was alarmed to find some puzzle pieces on the floor. In spite of hiding the stuff, she had messed with it ! So I took all the pieces and started all over again.
Three more hours later, I was all done except for the last piece !! I screamed at the little one because I was soooo frustrated. After all, the thrill of doing such a puzzle is when you place the last piece and finish the damn thing.
But the wife had a clever idea. Take the picture on the box, cut a piece close to the one missing piece and fix it ! A trick that almost works except for the fact that the picture on the box is 1/8th the size of the real picture. Still looks okay . Can you spot the missing piece ?
Here it is !!
I am still planning to frame this one, so it stays as a lesson for the toddler!