It seems many children go through a stage when they want to be a fire fighter when they grow up.
And why not? Fire fighters are our heroes – our real life super heroes, rescuing people from danger, putting out fires, racing down city streets with sirens blaring and lights flashing.
This week during Friday Play Shoppe, we were making SuperDad capes for Father’s Day when we heard the sounds of sirens and firetrucks as they zoomed down Green Bay St., right past The Parenting Place.
One little boy about three years old, concentrating on his project, not looking up, said, almost as if to himself, “That’s my Daddy’s fire truck. My Daddy is a fireman. I’m going to be a fireman when I grow up“.
Oh my – how sweet is that! It was the perfect way to begin Father’s Day weekend!
But, actually, we all really know, right? Dads don’t have to be a fireman to be considered, in the eyes of their children, a hero.
They just have to be a Dad.