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Subject:Adjusting to Banjotown
Time:07:25 pm
Current Mood:workingworking
Just a quick update. We follow Professor Yaffle's advice and got Basil some boy-themed coloring books and allowed him to choose a new, less generic pen case (but he had to make do with his current crayons) and got this message the next day:

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Hello!

Basil had a great attitude towards his coloring. He even worked hard to stay in the lines!!

Have a great day!
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So all is good there. THANK YOU everyone for your help. I am feeling less concerned that he won't be able to fit into a traditional classroom setting, it may have been just culture shock.
He actually talks very positively about his school and his teacher. He had been asking about getting back to school before the term started. I think there is a stability and structure to school that he needs very much, especially given that everything in his life has changed with the house move, and has de-stabilized him.

He is even more given to sudden fits of angry crying and wailing about how no one wants to play with him or people only want to play with his younger brother, and their competition has increased fiercely.

I think it is stress, and the stream of failed nannies coming through his life daily, and the fact that his parents are overwhelmed with work :( and low on patience.
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sorryno
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Time:2010-09-07 12:01 am (UTC)
Awww, I'm glad Basil is adjusting to his new school and starting to like coloring.
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telemicus
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Time:2010-09-07 01:14 am (UTC)
Thanks hon *hug*
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prof_yaffle
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Time:2010-09-14 09:48 am (UTC)
Awww - glad he's embracing the colouring! Surely it's all still new and different, once he settles in and gets some wee chums he'll be back on form.

Happy birthday btw - I did sent you a card and present well before the day (honest), but have gotten various updates from amazon etc saying they could be delivered basically between now and doomsday. So sorry about that. Let me know if you get them ok. Hope you had a nice day.
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basbleu
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Time:2010-09-20 04:26 am (UTC)
will remember what you said and have deleted everything. Sorry!

basbleu is me, and ourgosling is both of us.
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telemicus
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Time:2010-09-20 04:28 am (UTC)
ah, i figure you share everything anyway

:)

*hugs*

hey we are sorta close to KY now if you ever come back?!
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basbleu
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Time:2010-09-20 04:47 am (UTC)
oh, we do. It would be great to see you guys, if we're back in the states we'll see if we can make it happen.

I mean eveything I say :0)
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