So anyway, my thinking is if he just plays with him again and makes that effort, then they will begin to get to know each other again and maybe get friendly again. Especially now that school is out, they aren't around all the other kids as often and maybe they will get to be friends without others influence. Do you know what I mean? There is another kid in this group of friends who is a bully and my son has reason to dislike him but this boy isn't quite as bad but I know he's probably picking up things because the other kids are following. Am I explaining this right?
My 5 yo is friends with this boy's brother and it would be nice if they both can go over together. Maybe with my 5 yo being friends with this boy's brother will help them. I don't know. I know I should stay out of it because kids change and it may just be that next year, they automatically start hanging out or playing together again but I still can't help to just take the initiative and invite this boy over with his 5yo brother to swim so it would force the two to interact.
Today when I walked my 5 yo over, this boy was playing with a couple other kids in my son's class and it would have been so nice for my son to be there too. My son is so shy and I know he feels awkward with a group of kids but I just feel if I don't "push" him to get out and socialize, he'll stay home like I did as a kid because it was safe. I know I shouldn't compare him to how I was but he seems to be following in my footsteps and I hate to think that if I don't keep at him, then he'll just do what I did and spend a lot of my time at home.
I havent decided on anything I am just thinking that I should do something but I know I shouldn't get involved. I know I just worry too much. But I know my son is getting suspicious because he keeps asking why I keep asking him to invite a friend over. I just tell him that I think it would be good for him instead of playing xbox or nintendo and/or be bored all day.
Thanks for listening to me ramble.