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Thursday, August 7, 2008



Overheard, at a Jewish deli in Brookline:
Ben Batchelder, to his parents: “I miss Nat. A little.” Holds up index and thumb, making a C shape.
It is not yet known where Ben’s mother’s head landed as it flew off her neck in delighted surprise.

ITEM #2:

Email from the Director of Residences at Nat’s school:

Just checking in,

I was at the House on Tuesday evening and Nat was assisting with dinner. He is doing very well at the house. He has had no difficulty around shaving, or waiting for snacks or meals. Staff and his sleep data indicate that he is sleeping throughout the evening.

I spoke with Nat on Tuesday about running and asked him if he would be interested. Nat looked at me for about 30 seconds, smiled and stated yes. I would like to start taking Nat and another student from one of the other houses who is verbal and very social running together 1 day a week to start and then slowly increase the days and the duration as they are having success. I can also use running as a platform to teach some social skills with both young men.

First I would like to get your permission for this, second I wanted to know if you could get Nat some running shoes. Usually New Balance or Asics are solid shoes that are pretty durable.

Hope all is well and I look forward to hearing from you.

YES!! Time to buy sneakers. And a new head.


Wow, maybe he and Nat will become good friends! And the director of the house sounds really cool. Go get the new sneakers and the whole running gear!!!

— added by leila on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 6:29 pm

maybe your head flew into the clouds…cloud nine?…after getting that email!

— added by Niksmom on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Yay for Nat! And for his temporarily headless mom! (Heehee!)

— added by Kittymama on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 1:01 am

Susan: Told you, told you, told you! I also stated that I couldn’t wait for the first news about Nat accomplishment’s at his new residence. Now, when are you going to start listening to us bloggers?

— added by Sharon L. on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 9:40 am

and the successes slowly build on each other.

and we heal.

and eventually we fly.

mazel tov, mama!

— added by jesswilson on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 10:57 am

Hooty hooty hoo! Banner day. Try to locate your head before those park wolves get it!! Lisa

— added by Anonymous on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 11:46 am

Running is the answer the every question…

— added by Judith U. on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Such good news! Both boys are “growing”!

— added by Susan on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 12:14 am

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