A friend’s 9 year old girl is going into the hospital on Monday for an operation on her knee. She has a growth that does not appear to be malignant, but they won’t be sure until they open her up and take a look. She’s going to have to be in the hospital for at least 24 hours, and will probably be in a bit of pain for several days afterwards.
I remember being 12 and getting my tonsils out. It’s no fun to be a kid and in pain and in a hospital without much to do. In light of this, I thought it would be good to get her a little something to open once she comes out of the anesthetic. I was thinking a book or some activity project that she could do while lying in bed. Of course, as I don’t have kids, I don’t know what a nine year old would really like. Any suggestions?