I would really like to prepare our girls (ages 2 and 5) for their daddy's surgery through the reading of children's books on the subject. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any children's books dealing with a parent having brain surgery. Do any of you know of a book like this? It doesn't necessarily have to be brain surgery.
So far, I've been telling them bedtime stories about children who find out that their daddy has to go to the hospital for surgery. In the stories I discuss what he'll look like when they see him after surgery and focus on what they can do for him to make him feel better. O(5) is VERY excited about making and doing LOTS of things to make him happy following surgery. Tonight she said she wished she didn't have school tomorrow, so she could stay home and make plans for daddy.
E(2) is usually asleep by this time, so I need to tell her some stories during the day. E has really enjoyed seeing the images of her daddy's brain scans, and one day she patted her head and said "my intestines in here!" Such a funny girl. Thanks for any input.