“Really? Puzzles? NOW?” I ask. “Sure, let’s get them out and let Mama make some coffee and I’ll help.” I stagger towards the kitchen and notice the early hour and that she is totally ready to start her day. Me? Not so much at 7:10. Not THIS ready. Recently she has become fascinated with puzzles. Ashley wants to do them all day long. She is very independent and gets frustrated but sticks with it and I admire her diligence to complete the puzzle. She is only 2 1/2 and I’m surprised by her determination to complete them by herself. Her little face gets so serious while she puts it together. I love these phases. Soon we will be on another kick but for now, puzzles are IT!