In our homeschool group, everyone is supposed to organize one field trip per year. I took the easy way out and organized a tour of the local firehouse because I knew it would be free, very convenient to me geographically, and best of all – my boys would LOVE it.
So, bright and early this morning we arrived at Station 55, with our very own little fire captain in the bunch. He was wearing clothing underneath his uniform today. J These guys are the NICEST bunch of hunks -- I mean firefighters you’ve ever met. It didn’t hurt that they didn’t pay a lick of attention to me (ok, I might have caught one or two of the single ones looking once or twice), but were absolutely focused on the little munchkins. These guys put their hearts into teaching our little ones how to Stop, Drop, and Roll and not to think of the firefighters as monsters when they’re all dressed up in their gear. (They told us that sometimes after a fire is over they find little ones in closets or under beds hiding!!!)
We split the kids up into older kids and younger kids, and let the big kids think they were getting something more. I stayed with the younger group and got to see where the firefighters sleep and eat, and of course the fire truck. (I must say, my heart beat just a lil’ bit faster when one of the firefighters gallantly helped me off the truck.) At one point I stooped down and asked Owen through his toy mask if he was having fun. He was so serious up to that point, but when I asked him about the fire truck, he broke into a big smile and said, “This is MY fire truck.” I think he was having one serious imagination trip in his head!!! I asked him if he drove it, and that snapped him out of it and he told me that he could (and would) when he was “big.” Mmmm … little boys are the MOST delicious of all!
If you’re wondering, yes, Matt knows about my crush. He knows I’m a sucker for a man in uniform, and it was only compounded by how ADORABLE they were with the kids. They’re my heroes too, for Heaven’s sake … what girl doesn’t swoon when she’s around these guys? Hey … it just occurred to me. I could start some more fires!!