Little things like suggesting a walk in the rain to make himself feel better. He likes the rain. It doesn't do a lot for my hair though..
He's taking care of his things too, folding his clothes carefully, making sure that dirty ones go in the laundry, and even drying his own hair - not in a metrosexual way but because he's worried that damp hair might damage his headphones.
Since the holidays began he has made his own breakfast and lunch with minimum mess and is trying some new foods too.
Back to school
He's planning ahead for this, including earlier bedtimes in the run up to the start of term. Though I *may* have planted this idea earlier in the summer... However, he was the one who decided to get up as soon as he wakes up. Impressed? You should be :)
Chores and errands
Every boring household task is more bearable with company so his help has been great, and he's learned lots of useful skills too, I even taught him to iron, though he hasn't practiced that one too much! He's also happy to go on errands in the local area, posting letters or buying milk, though it's scary sending him out without a mobile phone - he refuses to have a cheap one and is holding out for an iPhone - and we haven't resolved that dilemma yet.
Hopefully this will be my last post about my son. Because hopefully I won't feel the need to write about life with Aspergers, except in a general way. And that is a reason to be cheerful too.
For more information about Aspergers, there's a new website AsIAm, which was established by teenager Adam Harris, and has a positive take on Aspergers, and lots of useful resources for parents, school students and teachers.