Today, Arthur and I finished his first 'real' (i.e. not toddler-oriented) jigsaw puzzle, a map of Canada. He got the puzzling bug while we were up visiting a friend's cottage this summer and they had a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Michigan and its tourist sights, which he worked on for quite a while, but really couldn't come close to finishing. So I picked this one up at Zellers super-cheap as they are going out of business and had everything on deep discount. And after about seven or eight evenings of work on it, we got it done:
Unfortunately, despite the puzzle being perfect in lots of ways (it's educational, it's complex enough but not ridiculous, it was cheap as hell), it has one small flaw, but one that is particularly galling to me. Those astute in the ways of Canadian geography will spot it:
Well, you can't have everything. Anyway, Arthur is now ready to take on a bigger challenge.