Little Boo is one of those kids.
We are waiting on referrals and the only diagnosis we have at this stage is with ADHD. But Little Boo is somewhat behind on his social skills. He doesn't read other people well at all. And he is still trying to master the delicate skills of introducing himself to others and asking to be included in their play.
He so wants to be included! But he is so awkward about it. And bossy.
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And that is life sometimes, but it still made me sad.
But then the other Mom called over the eldest girl and encouraged her to come ask Little Boo to join them. And the girl did. And her cousin came with her. And he was hesitant, but he did go with them. And they had a great time.
I thanked the other Mom then. And she just smiled and shrugged. She said she saw his difficulty. She wanted him to feel included. She asked if he felt ok now.
And that meant the world to us.
So, this is a great big thank you to that Mom, and to all of the other parents and kids who make extra efforts to include kids who may be a little different. Who may have special challenges. Who may be just a little awkward and lonely.