Peeper and I toured the fire station today with MOMS Club. I was really impressed with the way they did the “firefighters look scary, but they’re just regular people” lesson: They asked for an adult from our group to volunteer to put on the gear, while the kids watched.
As she added each piece of equipment, the firefighter asked, “Is it still Mrs. A?” and the kids said “Yes!” When she was finally all suited up, they had the kids all walk past her and give her a high-five. I was keeping an eye on her almost-4-year-old daughter during the whole thing, and she was actually probably the most hesitant about approaching her in the gear.
I would’ve liked to have gotten lots of photos of Peeper checking out the equipment, but alas, that damn drowned camera phone thing. T was nice enough to take this one for me.