Cupcake, Jigsaw Puzzles and the brain
When our kids were young, for their birthdays, I’d take cupcakes to their classes with plenty of candies, icings and such for each kid to decorate their own cupcake. I was always fascinated to see how each kid decorated their cupcake. Some were simple, just icing and one candy perfectly placed on the top. Others were masterpieces of perfection and others attempted to make sure that every single item I brought ended up on their cupcake. Each represented the kid in so many ways. I am sure the teacher probably nodded yep to herself (it happened to be a woman each time).
We have been doing jigsaw puzzles over the years at the beach and on the mountain skiing. It is a fun backdrop to gathering around the table, talking and working on something together. I have been getting the finished pieces framed for the ski house as every ski house needs a full-on wall of cheesy stuff. What is fascinating is how everyone’s brain thinks.
Some start off with separating the pieces by color, others by doing the entire circumference of the puzzle first, others just dig on it and figure it out as they go along.
How people think, how people behave, how people work on things as simple as a cupcake or a jigsaw says a lot about how their brain thinks.