I feel so bad for my 9 year old son. For the past 3 years he has had a little girlfriend. She's as cute as a button and has been here several times to visit with him. Last week, my son came home very upset and said, "Well, C. had broken up with me." and handed me a note that she had written. I read it and to be frank, found it kind of disturbing. I don't recall the exact words but the gist of it was, she thought he must think she is boring, ugly, and annoying because everyone did. She said she would miss him and drew the saddest little picture ever. Looking at it, made me think she had issues with depression and I was tempted to call her mother. My son was quite distraught, so I helped him word a letter to her letting her know he thought she was pretty, interesting, and fun. He also wrote that he wanted to talk to her about it. She avoided him for a few days, but he finally talked to her and told me they were "back together". He was really happy and so was I. Fast forward to today. I come home to find a message on my machine, so I play it. The message was from another mom wanting to know it my son was going to C's party tonight. (C has a big Halloween/birthday party every year and my son always attends) This year, he was not invited, and I assumed the party was not for another couple of weeks. Hearing the message, I looked at my son and tears were welling in his eyes. I hugged him and told him that I am sure it was a mistake and I would call C's house to figure out what was going on. He swallowed his tears and told me not to call. I feel so bad for my boy. I know this is just kiddie stuff, but the hurt is very real for him. My heart is breaking for him.