Brennen is obsessed with this show.
Which means he is enamored with everything firefighter related. He has a pair of galoshes that are his firefighter boots. He has a firefighter hat and a construction hat that also doubles as a firefighter hat. He believes the standing lamp in my living room and any pole type object is a firefighter pole that should be slid down without hesitation. He is drawn to every smoke detector and fire extinguisher within 10 feet of him. And yes, that was my son who tried to take the fire extinguisher home with home from the grocery store the other day. In other words Brennen lives, eats and breathes the firefighter lifestyle from a 4 year olds perspective.
So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this posted on the bulletin board of my apartment building.
If that doesn’t have mother of the year written all over it I don’t know what does!
The BIG day arrived yesterday and I was a little nervous that the weather wasn’t going to cooperate enough for us to even go see the fire truck. It pretty much rained ALL day long! On top of that when I tried waking Brennen up from his nap he said he didn’t want to go, he was too sleepy. I finally coerced him into going and luckily the rain subsided a little too. When we rounded the corner and the fire truck came into Brennen’s line of vision his little face lit up like his wildest dream had just came true.
And then this happened!
He got to see a fire truck up close in person and talk to a real live firefighter! The firefighter was SO patient with Brennen. Answering all of his questions and feeding off of Brennen’s excitement about the fire truck. I honestly thought that I was going to have to remove Brennen from the truck kicking and screaming but the firefighter told him that he could come visit the fire station any time and Brennen seemed content with that idea. And it probably didn’t hurt that I had a few Reese’s in my bag too.
Brennen has been talking about his experience at the fire truck non-stop and keeps asking when he can go to the fire station. Watch out local fire fighters my 4 year old will be headed your way soon!