I remember dumping the puzzle parts on the floor and immediately feeling overwhelmed. I considered myself a pro at jigsaw puzzles, but then again I was five and had never tackled one with more than 20 pieces. The picture on this particular puzzle box had grabbed me right away: planets, moons, stars, and a blue spaceship stuffed with exotic animals. It was cool, but it had 100 pieces. I felt defeated before I began.
“You've got to build it piece by piece,” my mother chimed in as I was