Thanks to all for the uplifting advice. Happy to report that I got an email from my DS last night and he sounded much better. He said that apparently he has all of the hard teachers according to the upperclassmen. His response, "oh well, builds character." Now that, sounded like my typical little big man. Gotta love that boy even though his moods swing across the pendulum from one day to the next. Of course he had some complaining too, "basically mom, everyone sucks right now, but getting better." Said first "unofficial" day of FB practice was awesome and the team was very helpful, now going to study!