Had a very nice family evening tonight, housesitting for friends who have a big kitchen. Three DS's sitting round the table drawing (daleks) and painting Warhammer figures (Yeah,its nerd central round here but what the hell), I'm trying to finish a needlepoint i started years ago. DH puts on a very old CD from the 90's (Belly, in case you are interested). i remark that i haven't heard this album since before the kids were born and this prompts DS2(7 with AS) to go all philosophical and discuss where you are before you are born, he reckons that you float around in space reading magazines. He also reckons that you look down and choose what family to be in and who to be, he said that he would choose to be himself because he wouldn't want to be anyone else[happy].
Thanks everyone for reading my post, it meant a lot hearing that DS2 liked being DS2 as he got so depressed and anxious three years ago after starting school that he more than once said that he wished he was dead. Things can improve a lot for kids with AS over a few years with a bit of understanding.