I wonder how many kids are going to go back to school having learned the "old school" way of doing math. The new way seems much more complicated to me. Do kids not memorize times tables any more? It was interesting that when Adam taught the quints they were well behaved but they were naughty for Danielle.
I think she was probably thinking her party would be postponed for a few weeks; a lot of us thought like that at first.
A lot of Hazel's refusal to talk to the doctor was probably from fear. Her parents express their anxiety about her eyes in front of her, repeatedly, so she probably thinks that anything she says could lead to surgery. I had a child who needed numerous procedures and surgeries. I would always talk to the doctor out of her presence and then just talk to her about it as a matter of fact. ("I know you don't like how your leg hurts, so the doctor is going to fix it. You'll be asleep while he does it, and afterwards you'll have a cool cast for a few weeks.") Naturally, I was nervous whenever she needed surgery, but I wouldn't let her see it. She never had anxiety about any of it and has always been the most cooperative patient ever.