Q attended her first two days of pre-school the week before her surgery. We expected her to take a full month off for surgery, but her doctor gave her the go-ahead to head back to school after only a week and a half of recovery.
When she did go back, she was not quite fully recovered - still a little sore, still a little emotionally rocky.
A big part of her just wanted to stay close to the comfortable cocoon of home...but another part of her was ready to put on her bravest face and head back into the fray.
This was her bravest face.
Walking to class with daddy (and mommy, trailing with the camera).
This was her third day back, and finally we got a big smile again instead of tears when she walked into the classroom. A triumphant return of the resilient Q.
Still, in these weeks following a big surgery, she is very possessive of the comforts of home.
Daan for the block-printed tee and to Fei An for the flower-print pants in the last photos.