Today I am grateful to hear that Baylor played with a couple kids, including the friend mentioned yesterday, at recess. I knew this was likely to happen; he's a great kid and kids are so easy-to-forgive.
With that said, I don't feel like I overreacted yesterday. My concern was more related to his Asperger's issues and less with him, as a kid, losing a friend. I remember being a kid and the little fights and squabbles kids get into and were he a neurotypical kid I probably wouldn't have batted an eye. But he has difficulty reading social situations and I worried that he had done something socially unacceptable and didn't even realize it. And not knowing what happened, I felt helpless to help him or get him help. As a parent, helplessness is a familiar and terrifying feeling; it happens so often and in a variety of situations, you'd think it would get at least a little easier. But ... he's my son.
Anyhow, he played well today and for that I am truly grateful.
Have a wonderful night.