I have such a hard time keeping it together when E struggles socially. I am a crier. Especially when I see that he can't control a lot of things. When he is in meltdown mode and nothing works. Or when he has a hard time with friends. I hate it. We went to a birthday party for a pretty close friend today. the kid (birthday kid) was not very nice to E and pretty much ignored him when E tried to interact with him. So of course it hurt E's feelings because he was actually being REALLY good and just wanted to play with- his friend. He got really upset and wanted to leave and then wanted to go and explain to his friend that he was being mean and why he shouldn't be mean lol I didn't want E to cause a scene at a birthday party so I tried to divert his attention. That is pretty impossible when he gets on a mission like this. All it took was for one person who saw me struggling with eli to come up and ask me if I was ok. And of course she had to hug me. I just cried. It's SO HARD. This is SO HARD to do. How do you keep it together at times like these?