When the extra-terrestrial was done reading a book, the kids went outside and climbed in the firetruck. It was so big and a HUGE deal to Emerson. He was excited, but acted shocked that he was actually standing on the firetruck. When asked if Ida wanted to climb up, her answer was a shocking, "No, humph." I think she added the "humph" to express her disappointment that we would even ask her such an absurdly obvious question. By the time we walked to the back of the truck, she quietly and ever-so-timidly wanted to climb on. Good baby steps, Ida, in trying something new! And what a fun morning spent with a few great men who serve our community.
October 10, 2008
What is the best part about October besides Halloween? Football?! You're right! Anything else? Corn mazes?! Yes! O.k., try again.:) Fire Safety Month?!!! Yes! How did you guess? Well, to celebrate fire safety month, the Public Library decided to plan story time with the fire department. The Fire Chief read the kids a story, talked about what a fireman wears, why we shouldn't be afraid of a fireman (Ida didn't believe him), passed out pencils and sticker badges, and let the kids climb in the fire truck that was parked outside the library. And, you know who couldn't have been more excited.......Josh! I saw him beaming ear to ear through every discovery Emerson and Ida got to make. Well, mainly Emerson. Ida doesn't like firemen, firetrucks, or the library on days that the firemen and firetrucks are there. I talked with my dad on the phone in the morning and told him what we were about to do. He thought the kids would have a blast, but we had a giggle guessing how Ida might react to the big scary truck, horn, and fireman suit. Boy, were we right about her. As soon as the Fire Chief transformed from the normal looking guy reading a book to a scary alien man, she had had enough, "I want to go home now. I don't like him." It is good to know we know her so well!
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