We borrowed Tiffany's idea this week and put together a puzzle. We didn't own a puzzle, so I went looking for one and found that most puzzles were $5-$10! I didn't want to spend that much, so I headed to the trusty dollar store and sure enough, a plethera of puzzles awaited me. But I soon learned that you can't be that picky when choosing a puzzle at the dollar store. There were plenty of cute ones with 25 pieces for little kids, but I thought my husband and I should be able to handle something with a few more pieces. There were several scenic puzzles with 504 (what a weird number) of pieces, but Tiffany had mentioned that it took them 3 hours to put together a 500 piece puzzle and I wasn't sure if we would be up to such a commitment. The other puzzles offered choices including High School Musical, Hannah Montana, and Disney characters. I wasn't sure what Darren would be willing to stare at for long enough to put it together, so I bought a scenic one, a High School Musical one, and one with Disney characters.
Date night rolled around and it turned out we were feeling pretty lazy. So we picked the Disney puzzle with only 150 pieces and worked on it for a little while before taking it into the living room to finish while watching "The Big Bang Theory" (my husband laughs at the nerdiness). I agree with Tiffany who had mentioned that putting together a puzzle isn't so conducive to deep discussion, but there was a great sense of companionship as we worked toward a common goal.