|nervous about letting the fire fighter help him down.|
May 2, 2013
in awe of the fireman
The other day my friend, Tessa, and I decided to make some cupcakes with our kids and take them down to the fire station to thank our local fire fighters for their service. The firemen we talked to were really appreciative and offered to let our kids hang out in the fire truck and gave them hats and stickers. I felt kind of bad that we were the ones supposed to be giving them a token of our appreciation and yet, they were being so nice and giving our kids a tour of their fire house. Will was in awe and kind of shy (no surprise there). I had tried to get him to wear his fire hat and fire boots but as soon as I said "boots" he threw this outfit on as fast as you can say "saddle up!" He kills me.
We loved doing this so much that we are going to make every Friday a "service day" and do a little service project with our kids. I think it's such a great way to doing something fun but also teach our children a valuable lesson. Does anyone have any ideas of things we could do? We planned to visit an elderly care center in a few weeks and bring some of the residents flowers and spend some time with those who don't get a lot of visitors. I'd love to have some more ideas!