Music and books played big roles in E's recovery from her aneurysm rupture in 2001.
So, today, in addition to stocking up on supplies to keep on hand at Ronald McDonald House while E's recovering from this Wednesday's aneurysm clipping, my errands include finding a copy of the music from the latest Disney Channel movie, High School Musical.
We've also begun gathering books to take along because the all-kids-all-the-time TV channels at Children's will likely pale after awhile. And besides, when given a choice, E prefers being read to.
Books on deck include On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rosa Sola by Carmela Martino, and E's current read, Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater.