E is our puzzle master. She's done the the really old horse puzzle, the castle puzzle, the 10 ft ABC train puzzle, the States puzzle, but this princess puzzle has been a bit tricky because it is twice the number of pieces as the States puzzle plus the pieces are super small.
Saturday E was bored and got out the puzzle she would ask for help and I told her to get the straight edge pieces put together first but that did not go well. So I separated them out for her and she went to work. And after a bit of "Mami I cannot find the right piece and can you pul-ease help me?" she did the puzzle all by herself.
She was super proud (and so were we) and I think she was secretly glad that she did not get help. Today she did the puzzle again and I went over to watch her (because it is absolutely fascinating to watch her do a puzzle) and she even pointed the two pieces that are missing courtesy of R who gnawed on them last year in her I'm-going-to-consume-anything-in-sight phase.
Want to know what to get her for her birthday (ehem… Uncle Kev - who is not fielding my calls) a puzzle. At least 100 pieces. Maybe the solar system or an under the ocean one?