Three puzzles, three pieces missing

We have spent the last hour, probably longer, doing these three puzzles. Putting them together has been simple (I’ve been doing it for them).

However, the problem has been finding the pieces scattered between play locations, boxes, under beds, behind lounges etc. 
How crazy is it that in exactly three puzzles there are exactly one piece missing from each? 

Or is it by design? Did someone purposefully hide those single pieces?

I could be easily convinced to believe in conspiracy theories, however on this occasion, I would just say that they’re lost. 


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That’s the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You’ll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and — in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love — you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.

duck on grass

Things you probably shouldn’t say to your kids


We were walking to the shops today.
Jason. Look dad, a chicken
Dad. no mate, that’s a duck
J. A duck?
D. Well,  it looks like a duck
J. Look like a duck?
D. It sounds like a duck
J. Sounds like a duck
D. Tastes a little bit like chicken
J. Taste like chicken?
D. A little bit. But it’s a duck
J. Duck

A little bit later a dog barked.

J. What’s that dad?
D. What do you think it is?
J. It’s a dog.
D. Yep that’s right, it’s a dog. Well, it sounds like a dog (we couldn’t see it)
J. Sounds like a dog
D. So it’s probably a dog
J. Taste like dog?
D. Taste like chicken actually (I don’t know why I said that)
J. Mmmm dog, taste like chicken

A little later, we’re at the shopping center, a guy walks past with his dog. Jason says to mum, “look mum, dog”
Mum. Yes, dog
J. Tastes like chicken!
M: what?
D. Errr…

Hoots Lullaby

What a day its been, What a magic day Shhhh can you hear the moon is on its way.
It’s time for all the stars, that sparkle in your eye, to fly to the night and light up the sky.

What a day its been, laughing with our friends, now that the sun has sunken to its bed.
It’s time for Hoot to go and watch over you at night, fill your head with sweet dreams of the soft moon light.

And soon the smiling sun will rise again… and light the way to a bright new day.
“see you in the morning”… hoot hoot’