Ponytails and Crayons went on a homeschool field trip this week, to the regional police headquarters where they do childrens' safety sessions. Ponytails was in the older kids' group and learned about bike safety. Crayons was in the fire safety group. She got to "stop, drop and roll"; climbed out an "apartment window" down an escape ladder; and was thoroughly drilled in the dangers of playing with matches and the need to check smoke alarms.
"I know a lot about fire safety now," she told us afterwards.
"Now I just need a fire to practice on."
That is too funny!
It's a weird thing, to get our children 'prepared' for such things. We either scare them to death, or get them jazzed for the adventure of such catastrophes.
Hoping the treehouse never, ever needs to use what was learned - and can just smile about such things!
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