He held hands with H&L on the walk home from school today. Strictly speaking he is H's guest, but both twins were besides themselves with excitement at the thought of having a sleepover.
I'm hoping he's ok. He hasn't said a word since he arrived - although I imagine if he's come from a smaller family he's probably waiting patiently to get a word in edgeways. He could be waiting a while.
He sat at the table tonight and didn't touch his lasagne. Ditto the chocolate cupcake we produced to tempt him. He was shown and offered all kinds of toys, but seemed to prefer cuddles. He watched the children have their bath and showed no interest in joining in.
The twins helped him to bed early. They thought he might be tired out. He has his own bed in their room, and a beaker of water by his bed, just like the twins.
I had a quiet word in his ear, when no-one else was around, and suggested he tries to have a lie-in tomorrow...well it is Saturday.
I do hope he has fun with us tomorrow and Sunday.
I hope also, that when Terry the class teddy has to return to school on Monday, the twins won't be too sad.