kate5kiwis: fire engine!

kate5kiwis

“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

fire engine!

there's something rather mysterious and magical about fire-people. i confess to squealing loudly and rather embarrassingly, "OOOH, look, fire engine! fire engine!" if ever i spot one, no matter who is or isn't in the car with me. we've had many fire station visits over the years: i'm flashing back to D18's first when he had just turned five and the home-kindy friends took him (and wee R15 in her buggy) while i was watching my dad walk across stage to receive his university master's degree. so all i saw was the photos. since then, i've taken up every offer to go to the fire station with the kids.

it was really funny today, the mums hassled me that i'd been swotting M6 up all morning (which of course i hadn't), cos seriously... his wee hand shot up with the correct answer every time the luffly fire lady asked a question.
*my* favourite Fire Question is this:
WHADDYA DO IF YA SEE A FIREMAN?
and the answer is:
PUT IT OUT, MAN!

uh, and the follow-on joke from that one is:
WHADDYA DO IF YA SEE A SPACEMAN?
the answer which *always* makes me giggle is:
PARK IN IT, MAN!

11 Comments:

Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

cool field trip
Jen

3:37 PM  
OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

Haha fun! Last time we went to the town one they got called out just as they were getting to the hose part. Stink, best bit! M6 Looks SO cute.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

There's something about fire engines that attract the child in all of us... later on, for men, it becomes hose envy.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Our whole family laughs about our Jesse's love of fire trucks. Tiny, blond, 2yo Jesse would yell excitedly when he saw one pass, "F-UCK!! F-UCK!!" See, he went through this stage of leaving the middle out of longer words. Like a shorthand of toddler speech, it was. I had to rush him off evertime a FiretrUCK went past!

That boy of yours -- such joy on his sweet face! Love that picture!

11:41 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I think my kid must be the only one that's afraid of fire trucks--he gets a panicked look on his face whenever he sees or hears one!

What a great pic--lovely smile!

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Embejo said...

Hey Katie, a wee blog award coming your way today...no pressure to post it.
Hope you're having a good day!
Love
E

11:58 AM  
Anonymous sarah bean said...

ooee, love me some fire engine action myself :D
love the pic!!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

That's so cool!!! We have fire engines to false alarms at school about once a month and they ALWAYS send the oldest wrinkliest most toothless firwfighters in the world. And they never get their hoses out.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Wait. That sounded bad. Actually it's probably a good thing that they don't. Have to get their hoses out. Because then there would be flames and stuff, like a real fire. Better that we just pretend...

4:53 PM  
Blogger Marrisa said...

I love your blog! It so nice! We also do the very same thing out shout out when we see a fire engine...Keep up the lovely blogging :-)

10:21 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Liam is sooo jealous of M6....what a fun time you guys had!!

2:44 PM  

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