We had another lovely moment today shows the impact Oliver is already having on William's confidence and willingness to push his comfort zones. Last year, William had a singing solo in his school nativity play. It was going to be one of those magical moments, not least because it was his first year home from hospital and enjoying preparations for Christmas. Sadly, the snow fell and the nativity was cancelled. William sang his song at a talent show and everyone was amazed at his confidence and beautiful singing. The children are preparing to do the nativity they missed last year and the staff were keen for William to do his song again. William was refusing to do it again which didn't surprise me as the loss of his early childhood inhibitions seems to be causing him more anxiety in social situations. When we visited Oliver on Saturday, William made up a song about him and Oliver sat at his feet when he sang it. Over the weekend, we talked about how much Oliver loves to hear him sing and William went into school today announcing that he will be singing after all because Oliver wants him to!
While William was practising his song, I received delivery of Oliver's crate. Sorry about the quality of today's picture. It was just one of those moments and all I had was my phone (in poor light). Wills was keen to test it out and gave it his seal of approval, even before we'd added any blankets. I have a huge stock of food coming tomorrow (due to a buy one get one free offer of the puppy complete mix he's on with his breeder), together with bowls and grooming kit. We're there. We have all we need. All we're waiting for now is for Oliver to finish his vaccinations at 10 weeks and for William's downstairs bedroom to be finished and, thankfully, both are happening at around the same time, at the start of the second week in December.