My son's friend recently had a birthday party and my son was not invited. He felt really bad about it. When I talked to the other mom, she said that it was her decision, and she felt that the other friends would be judgmental of my son. I'm not sure if she was talking about his personality, which can be occasionally intense, and he may be on the edge of the autism spectrum. Or perhaps she was talking about his continuing struggle to stay dry at night, since it was a sleepover. He's come much farther than his cousin or his uncle were at this age (8.5).
The relationship between the 2 boys has been in flux since the other boy started school in January. He was previously homeschooled, and the kids had lots of time to free play. Now, it's limited to a few short visits during weekdays and more playtime once every couple of weeks. I think the kids invited were new friends, from the school. So, maybe that has something to do with it?
I'm flabbergasted, and offended. How can I deal with this?