They only have known him for, what, a week? and they're saying this? Sounds way too soon to make that kind of assessment!
I'm so sorry about the disappointment and stress. I certainly think hunger plays a huge role in this.
Are you going to send him to private 5k? I wouldn't think that expulsion would be a concern for public 5k, and frankly, if he's going to a private one, surely there is a good one that can work with him!
Keiki's Makuahine (Keiki's Mom) 51, dh 52
Keiki: b. 2002 after 3 months bedrest
Natural conception following ZIFT/chem. pg
Olivia: b. 1999 d. 1999
28-week preemie, ptl cause unknown
Natural conception after 1 mc
ttc since 1998