Ty goes to school Tuesday - Friday. Most of the kids are there for speech purposes only so because he gets like a million services he goes everyday. He gets one on one of everything and he gets double Physical Therapy by way of Adaptive PE and then the physical therapist.
An about me book was the subject for a week. They talked about families, friends and brothers and sisters. After looking at his home paper for a week I really was excited to see what the book was going to say. Plus this year he can talk, so the book might be a little more accurate.
When it came home we sat down to read it.
Then it hit me. It got to the page about his family. He had "drawn" a picture" of his brothers and sister.
The page was blank. In the VERY corner was a drawing from the teacher or aide.
Tyler has zero brothers. Tyler has zero sisters."
I was sad and a little tear ran down my cheek. That zero stung and burned.
Tyler looked at the page and said "Number zwero" "2 number zwero."
Luckily the bus came and he went out the door.
Zero! ZERO! ZERO!!
Its a number we are really familiar with. Its a number we have been working to change. But the word zero, feels about the same as the BFN on all the tests. It is one that leaves me in tears EVERY night when we pray. It is a reminder of my faults every morning when I log onto Facebook to see yet another "announcement."