Young Tilly has been making me very proud lately.
For a little while now I have been concerned about her because she had become a nail biter. I was worried that she was becoming anxious and I wasn't really sure why.
Yesterday as we were speaking to a lady who lives up the road from us, Tilly was holding up three fingers to show how old she was (though not too far off turning four) and I noticed that her fingernails had all grown.
Yay!!!! She had stopped biting her nails. I'm very proud of her. She managed to do it without too much nagging on my part and just the incentive of not being allowed to have her nails painted until she stopped chewing them.
She is also a brave girl. She is booked in to hospital next Tuesday to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. She is well aware of what is going on and is taking it all in her stride. She has to spend the night in hospital after the operation and I will be staying with her. Little Feather will be winging it at home with Andrew.
We have been watching a video put together by the Sydney Children's Hospital about having an anesthetic and an operation and we have talked about what will happen together.
I've tried to find some children's books on going to hospital at the local library but have not had much luck.
I'm also collecting together fresh new markers, coloured paper, scissors, glue and a green sticky tape dispenser from Smiggle so that she can have a good time snipping and colouring and sticking during her stay in hospital.
I'm going to get her a new toothbrush and a special overnight bag to take with her and she will also have a new pair of pyjamas.
I hope I bring everything she needs, I'm feeling a bit unprepared or are those just nerves?