4.24.2007

Fire House Mini-Disaster

While staying home with the kiddos is pretty challenging at times, I sure do have opportunity to experience so many cool things with the boys. Today was supposed to be so good as we had big plans to go with some others to tour a fire house.

Now, fire trucks are just about Parker's favorite thing so I built it up to be the most amazing thing ever. Well, we were late because Parker would not walk to the car because he kept stopping in our yard to talk about fire trucks. Why can't he walk and talk at the same time? I had heard that little kids have a hard time saying "fire truck", but I never realized it could be this hideous. The word "fire" sounds much like the word "garbage", but truck is just as bad as you can imagine. Put the two words together and it sounds like we are very bad parents:) Once we got to the fire house, Parker wanted to be held because he was scared of the big trucks and the other kids that he didn't know. And then when the fireman put on the big suit...it was all over. I couldn't carry him because I had Griffin in the Baby Bjorn. Aaaaghhh! He wouldn't sit in the truck, he wouldn't get near the big suits, or touch anything cool...all he wanted to do was play with flashlights laying on the floor. Then, to top it all off, Parker wouldn't play on the playground with the other kids and threw a tantrum when it was time to leave. Beautiful two year old behavior! However, Parker did tell me on the way home that he had fun with the fire truck. What? I think toddlers are like mini-teenagers...so emotional and unpredictable! I guess the trip to the fire house was worth a try. Maybe better luck next year...

8 comments:

Kati said...

What a fun little outing!!! I can picture it all now and am getting quite the kick out of the "sight". Not to laugh at your troubles...but more because I can imagine just what you went through, and I can't wait!!!

Aleah said...

You had me worried when I first read the title, fire--house.
Sounds like you guys had a great time! I feel like my head is seriously spinning when I try to get out of the house on time - which never happens any more.
Yes, hopefully next year will be a better visit. At least Parker had fun!
OH and those "terrible two's" just a myth. I prefer the three's in that title. ; )

Sue said...

So, SO So FUNNY! Parker-- you made Moo-mah and Oom-pah LAUGH a lot!!!

Love to all.

Jennisa said...

That is so funny! Not at the time though I bet! Glad to see that my Avery is not the only one out there that has the "drama"! Maybe next time...

Trish said...

Amy I have to say that you have the two cutest boys EVER! It was so much fun holding Griffin last weekend. You are a fantastic Mama and the boys are adorable! It was great to see you!

Jen said...

Amy...
From the picture, I would never know that Parker wasn't into the fire trucks! It can be hard experiencing new things and people all at the same time! I would want my mom to hold me too! :) What a fun little trip...next year will be even better for Parker!
XOXO

Kim said...

I know fora FACT that muLanden would do the EXACT same thing, he is so "scarce" when it comes to being around people he doesn't know and "big" things. At my nephews b-day party the theme was Fire , and they had Firemen in their outfits come and Landen would not go near them!

Munchkin Land said...

Yes, pretty typical 2-year-old behavior! =) I love the picture of you and Parker; you look amazing! Despite the tantrums, it sounds like a fun field trip!

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