Friday, September 12, 2008
Thats More Like It
There is a light at the end of this tunnel. Monday morning Ben will get on a typical bus where there will be a "Star Seat" providing 5 point restraint and a bar mounted to tie down the walker during transport. I will be boarding the bus to get him seated and I will be boarding the bus to get him off in the evening. The bus will stop at the end of my driveway on it's drive past my house. He will ride with his peers, get on and off with his peers and have a day equal to every other Kindergartner in the district. It would have been much easier for everyone if they had done exactly this when I requested it before school started. Please stop telling us no. Beyond all of glaringly appalling parts of this experience, the situation is changing and being supported by everyone from his teacher to the superintendent. They have all fought for my little man and I will be making banana bread for the next week to show some of my appreciation. I will not, however, ignore the fact that this was allowed by the same people who are now fighting for us. It's amazing what the word discrimination can motivate people to accomplish. Another reminder that while this isn't an easy fight, it's a good one. Stand tall for the little people you protect everyone. Thanks for all of the kind words!