Now, given he was rarely invited anywhere and only really talked about doing things with 4 kids (he has read this post and said he had lots of friends) I was a little curious about who these friends actually were. It turned out that by 'friends' he meant kids who knew him. So not really friends in the sense that I would use the term but probably quite normal use for an Aspie.
He got over his anger about being sent to an out of area high school and we are now nearing the end of the second year there. Academically, he is flourishing. While he often talks about his friends but we haven't met many of them. I had wondered if perhaps his friends were of a similar nature to his friends in primary school.
It turns out they aren't! The day school holidays started a few kids got together straight after school and went for pizza. Over the holidays he has had a few things on as well. He has been to a sleep over at one house, been to someone else's birthday and went to the movies with a couple of girls as well.
I am very thankful that he has friends, real friends who want to spent time with him. I'm linking up with Kate for Thankful Thursday. Why not drop by and join in?
What are you thankful for this week?