On Family Day this past week, we went to an event at our local museum and as part of the day, there was a police car and fire truck there along with the officers and fire fighters to let kids see everything, and sit in the car and the truck. The boy could take or leave the police car, the only thing he liked about it was the computer in it. The fire truck though, oh boy, what a different story!
He's always been interested in fire trucks - we have a play tent one, and he quite often drives it around the basement. But the minute he saw all the tools that the fire fighters get to use, he was sold, and since then he's been a fire fighter almost every day. We had to bring his tent up to the main floor so he could have it out more often, and all of the 'tools' that the fire truck had on it have become part of his play. He now uses an axe to break down the doors, he has a special saw to help people out of cars, and an extension for his hose that makes bubbles to cover gas up.
It's amazing to me how much information he retains when he's interested in a topic. We must have spoken to the firemen for all of 2 or 3 minutes, and yet he took it all in, and now my house is constantly on fire so that he can put it out. He's also decided that I can be his helper, so I have to carry his 'equipment' around for him. Since it's raining/snowing/sleeting outside today, it's a great way to keep him busy and active inside. Although, for my part, maybe I need to encourage a hobby that would have us pretending to sit on a beach somewhere, rather than running around the house!
|Hopefully it's not dinner that's burning!|