Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sign o' the Times

As I've noted before, Soren attends an all special needs school. We love this school--the teachers, the aids, the secretary, the nurse, the principal. They work Soren hard and clearly care for him and all the other kids.

But every time I went to pick Soren up for Feeding Therapy, I was met with this sign...

There's one as you drive in and one as you drive out, hitting you coming and going. Now, this is a common sign which simply means, "Please drive slowly, there are children present." But in the context of a school for children with special needs, it seemed like an advertisement. "SLOW CHILDREN! GET YOUR SLOW CHILDREN HERE!" Every time I drove in I was like, "Aw, come on! Really?"

I voiced this to Aaron who took action. At Soren's Open House, we approached the principal and asked if we could replace the Slow Children sign with a Caution Children sign. We wanted to include a figure that was wheelchair bound. We replaced the other sign with this...

I know it may seem like a little thing, but now when I drive into school, I smile.