For as long as I can remember, Jack has wanted to be a firefighter. He loves the trucks, the hoses, the Dalmatians, the whole nine yards! We pass a house on the way to Charlie’s school and we always look for the two Dalmatians there. He loves the idea of helping people, saving people, and he talks all the time about how he can’t be anything else because it’s “always been in my head” to be a fireman. He talks often about visiting our family friend’s work where he is a firefighter.
A future life saver
We had a conversation recently and talked about the future and his grand plans.
Jack: “Why did you want to be a regular mommy? Like not a thing or a regular job?”
Me: “Because I always knew I wanted to take care of you and Charlie! And I work from home, so I can do that also.”
Jack: “I want my kids to have a mommy at home also, while I go to work like Colin’s daddy as a fireman.”
Me: “That’s nice! I think you would be great at that.”
Jack: “Why did daddy not want to do a job like fireman? He could do whatever he wanted, like be a ballerina…or anything he wanted!”
Then we talked about daddy’s job for a bit and how he takes care of us.
Jack: “Why do some daddies just want to be regular daddies and stay at home?”
Me: “Because that’s how their family is. They decided they wanted to take care of their kids all the time.”
Jack: “Well then, that is REAL cray.” (and yes, he said cray!)
Out of the mouths of future fireman babes.