My son seems so resistant to playing with other children. Neighbor kids are out, no interest in playing with them. He would rather swing on the swings by himself or have me or my husband play with him. In his church class during free time, he just sits by himself and colors. I recently tried joining a homeschool group that meets in the park. He refuses to try and play with other kids. He refuses to play at all in general unless I am actively playing with him. I try telling them I will play with them until lunch, and then after lunch I will be sitting and talking to the other moms. He just whines and complains. Wants me to push him on the swings (when he can do it himself). Wants me to play with him (when I would really like to get to know some of the other moms.) He just sits around complains and whines to go home.
All my current friends have their kids in preschool, and I feel like I really need to expand my social circle so that I have more friends and my kids have the opportunities to socialize. All the other kids of all ages are running around playing together at the meet up, but my kids will not play. I don't expect my 2.5 year old to do so, but I would think my 5 year old should be playing. My husband's biggest concern about homeschooling is the socialization issue. He wants our children to have friends. I feel like I won't even have a chance to homeschool because my child won't make any friends. I feel like my husband will continue to see him not playing with others and will think the only answer is to put him in school.