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Math frustrations

Little Fayoumis passed his fast math tens today, which means he got elevens for practice. This did not make him happy.

We figured out that it was a two-part problem: that he was frustrated about it being easy with the tens, and then hard with the elevens, and also that he thought he needed a celebration for the tens.

Celebration: piece of cake with candle in, and a scoop of ice cream, and much yay-ing.

There's not much we can do for the frustration but practice, but that we're working on.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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