JD had some sort of "Sports Day" last week. Like many Chinese schools, his has no playing fields as such, so it seems that the games involved plenty of controlled running around on astroturf, collecting coloured cones and moving small balls from one container to another with a spoon. I say "seems" as the parents didn't know any of this was happening until it was over. We (Jiajia and I) were lucky that one of the teachers who has taken a shine to JD took some nice photos and video of him and sent them to us.
We actually get very regular feedback from JD's teachers, mostly though Ava chatting with them online, on her phone. They tell us that JD is the "darling" of the school and gets daily hugs from all the staff, even the headmistress who makes a point of taking him out of class each morning for a 5 minute "chat" to cheer her up! JD claims he has no friends at school, but we bumped into one of his classmates at the Saturday playcentre he goes to and JD was able to tell me the boy's name, after which they played together for half an hour quite happily. So I think he's more settled than he sometimes lets on.
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