A couple weeks ago, we were treated to a firehouse tour. Practically a three year old boy's dream come true. Except, he wasn't that pumped about it at first. I told him the day before our visit of our upcoming plans, and in true unpredictable threenager fashion he informed he did not want to go. What?! I knew this was a "mom knows best" situation and planned on taking him regardless, but I was confused. That night before he woke up screaming, telling me that he did not want to be in a fire!!! Poor boy thought I was taking into a fire just so we could see the station. Or perhaps he thought we would be going to a fire with the truck. Regardless, it was the saddest & cutest thing ever!
So once I established that we would in fact not be in a fire, strictly just visiting the station, he was on board! A friend of mine set up the tour for our local La Leche League, so most of his friends were there for the visit as well. As soon as Liam walked in, his let out a huge gasp and then whispered "a ladder truck." He was in awe.
The firefighters were just the sweetest! They let the kids have free reign with their trucks & gear. Liam was a bit hesitant to climb in at first, but quickly settled into a seat and never wanted to leave. Finn was being a bit fussy while I was trying to help Liam, so a firefighter offered to hold him. No stranger danger from Finn. He was perfectly content in the firefighters arms. Not gonna lie....that firefighter became ten times sexier right at that moment. Bless him. And after all the truck exploration, they let all the kids use the fire hose to knock down a cone. Pure joy! It was so incredibly wonderful how hands on all the firefighters were. Such a special morning.
We ended the visit watching the rookie slide down the fire pole a few times. With all the mom's letting out a few "whoo"s, I almost thought we were on the set of Magic Mike... But nope, just your local fire house! Needless to say, we plan on hitting up all the fire stations throughout Salt Lake City! Let's hope they all live up to this first visit!