Josh felt really anxious about helping him find friends. He felt strongly that we should at least try to help create a smaller environment where he could get to know a few kids a little better so he could then extend that friendship to school. Josh's idea for a Nerf Gun party was well-received. He made an amazing invitation, which was passed out to all of his classmates (boys and girls). About nine kids showed up, including a boy in his Primary class who attends a different school.
Thanks to Uncle Isaac for loaning us his Nerf Gun arsenal! Josh took the afternoon off and set up this amazing back-yard playground for the kids! It was seriously incredible. He had rules and boundaries and a jail and a maze to go through and hide-outs, etc.
The kids who showed up were a great mix, including one brave girl who came to join the fun. I told her Monkey would be glad she's here and for her not to be nervous because Monkey had an older sister who could keep her company. She blinked at me and said, "Nervous? I'm not nervous. They're the ones who should be nervous (cocking her nerf gun). I've got serious aim!" okay!
The kids played and had a great time! Josh served as the referee and coach, and he was so wonderful! I went and got pizzas and drinks and other orange-colored snacks to fit our NERF theme. Monkey was so pleased with the party!