I explained to the boys that a friend was sick . . . and without prodding, we all went downstairs and the oldest, in particular, got right to work. I didn’t really say anything. My 6 year old amazed me with the things that he included in his note. He really understands what is needed on a “thinking of you/get better” card. (Can you tell he was trying to get some superhero play in just before bed?)
We picked out a few items to add to the card:
I remember what it was like to have a young child in the hospital for several days. I appreciated every diversion offered!