Friends are pretty much a foreign idea to Roger. While he knows what they are he doesn't really care to have any. He has a couple of kids that he talks to at school and every once in a while one might come over. It's not that he doesn't want friends it's that he doesn't know how to initiate it.Lately he has been talking about his upcoming birthday. In the past when he went to private school and it was the same group from preschool he would say what he wanted to do and we would just invite the whole class. Now his class is much bigger so we can't do that. Last year he just went to the movies with cousins. This year he has said that he wants to go to the movies again and invite a couple of boys from school. This is the first time that I can remember that he has said he wants to invite other kids outside of the family. He usually just has me invite who I'm going to invite and he just picks what he is going to do.
If you ask him about friends he will say yeah I have friends but I'm the weird kid. It doesn't seem to bother him at all. When asked by a dr. if he had a best friend he said no why would I? I've been told that at recess he will sit off to the side and read a book. He has told a teacher that there is just too much going on on the playground for him to figure out anything else to do. At least he is beginning to learn how to voice whats going on slowly.