I'm fairly convinced of this. I had a bit of a lame day, as you may have noticed from my previous blog post. My language exchange partner had to cancel so I ended up with time to nap for an hour before starting to study. So I was sitting at my desk and my host mom comes in and stands behind me, puts her hands on my shoulders and asks about my day and what I'm doing. Just chatting with her and that very maternal gesture made me feel so much better. I sent an email to my mom to tell her about that.