Friday, May 14, 2010

3-year-old pyromaniac: Worst parents ever

3B's class took a tour of the fire station next to his school today. He was heartbroken that neither Mama nor I could go with him, but apparently recovered and had a great time, even though he reported that he was disappointed, "because they wouldn't let me touch anything."

This is in contrast to our trips to our local fire station where they let him do anything he wants short of driving the truck. Seriously. They pull out the axes and chain saws and jaws of life for him. It's him, of course.

The mother of one of his best friends did go along on today's trip, however, and reported back that, as usual, our articulate boy made an impression with this exchange:

Firefighter: "Boys and girls, what do you do if you find some matches lying around your house?"
3B: "Light them!"
I'm putting this one on Mama for introducing him to Def Leppard.

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  1. Terri2:22 PM

    Funny! I heard of a 5 yr. old kid who brought candles and a lighter to school for a birthday. The father later stopped at a local fire station to further educate the child. The kid got put on some watch list as an arson risk. I guess no good deed...

  2. Yeah, what he left out is that, despite his desire, he's never allowed to touch matches in our house, and that he's been schooled at great length on fire safety.