Hi ladies, I am fifth to check in!
Dogged, I'm glad the Scout Leader is offering support to you and your DS. Don't be afraid to keep plugging away in little steps. FWIW, I've had experience with a Joey Mob that had 4 out of 12 children on the spectrum. It was pretty hard work at first as the leaders had no experience with ASD, but we did get assistance from our training area (Region), who had some specialist (as in worked in the field in their day jobs) who came in and gave us some 'templates' on how we might manage this group. It flourished, and I still see these kids in Scouts from time to time. It just took patience and some steep learning curves for us leaders (I was the leader's leader, if that makes sense) to get us all there. Our first ever hike was memorable - but for all of the right reasons.
Gym sounds promising, I'm sure you are going to love it - I'm booked in for a pre-pilates assessment. I have committed to starting Pilates once a week to build up those core muscles. I'd describe this as sneaking up on myself, as I cannot say I'm feeling particularly motivated.
That could be because this cold has come back with a vengance, and I feel full of woe, rather than energy.
I try to have a supply of quick, healthy dinners for when I can't be bothered to do more cooking. WW Tuna Bake is my poison - as is soup at this time of year. Nothing so easy as nuking dinner in under 10 minutes.
Luckily there isn't much choice out here - but sometimes there are DH prepared options, which are far more wonderful taste-wise, and usually far more calorific. Which is part of the reason I got to this weight in the first place. Irresistible. Bad man. He knows all of my weaknesses.
However, after 21 years together, he did not know (until yesterday) that I am not a fan of most cake flavours. I like vanilla, chocolate, madeira, caramel and that's about it (and bee-stings, for that honey plus vanilla yumminess). He brought home these amazing cup cakes (6) in berry, jaffa and lemon. As I was feeling really sick (as in borderline nauseous), I did not even attempt any of them. Tonight I nibbled the lemon one, sans the lemon icing.
He cannot believe that he didn't know this after all of this time. I pointed out that if given a choice, I always choose chocolate - because I don't like other flavours. He never made the connection.
Gotta go, DD wants out of the bath!