that if there was a fire, my four and a half year old would know what to do. This was the discussion at breakfast this morning:
Charley: If there is a fire we get out and go to our "meeting box".
Mama: Meeting box? Where is our meeting box?
Charley: Our mailbox is our meeting box. If there is a dog you put it on the leash and take it out too.
Mama: But what if you can't find the dog.
Charley: Then you still go out to the "meeting box" but you will have to get a new dog.
Mama: No, the fireman will go in and get the dog. But Charley what if your door is closed and the handle of your door is hot...do you open your door?
Charley: No, that would mean a fire is out there.
Mama: So if you are scared in your room what do you do?
Charley: You throw your toys and stuff animals out your window so the firemen know you are there and they will use a ladder to come get you.
Mama: If you are scared do you hide in the closet?
Mama: NO! Do not hide because the firemen want to get you as fast as they can.
Charley: If there is a fire by you you hop, jump, and roll.
Mama and daddy: No, you Stop! Drop! and Roll!
Charley: Oh yeah. ha haha ha!
He informed us he learned this when the fireman came to visit at his park program. I love to hear what he learns.