Monday, February 9, 2009

My Little "Fireman Sam"



Move over Wendy and Dizzy and make way for Penny and Wooly :) In our house, Bob the Builder seems to be on the way out and quickly taking over is the "Hero Next Door".... Fireman Sam (Bob's hammer is now being used as a fire ax!)

Z is all about everything fire! He dresses up as a fireman, drives his "firetruck" around the house, asks to watch Fireman Sam over and over, must read his Fireman books before bed (this is a favorite), plays with his numerous firetrucks and pretends that his trampoline pole is a firepole. He "slides" down it as he recites pages from his numerous fire books ;) S has even written a song about firefighters for Z. He is all about fighting fires :)

This is soooo the opposite of how I was as a child, I was petrified of anything to do with fires (and still am)! The Happy Days episode where Arnold's burned down was a reoccurring nightmare of mine for months! I was so fearful of my home burning down and wanted nothing to do with fire fighters (they were big and scary and reminded me of Darth Vader). As a child I would not go to sleep at night until I made sure that nothing in my room was touching the electrical outlets!

Now I know Z is a lot younger than I was when I did those crazy things but it is so funny to go through this love of firefighters with him when I feared them for so long. This is not to say that I am over my fear....it is still a big one, but I am learning to deal with it better :)

This is one of many phases that Z will go through as a young child.....I know that I went through many myself. It is just so funny to see how truly "BOY" he is. He always gravitates toward the "boy" toys even though toys of both stereotypical gender are offered to him. He is also just like his momma in that he gets totally absorbed in one thing at a time. So for now, Thomas and Bob will have to take a bit of a back seat and let Fireman Sam be the star for awhile :) I know Z still has a fondness for them and he will be back to play with them again soon.

2 comments:

Connie Weiss said...

It is so funny to me how their focus changes. Thomas is big here but he takes breaks from it. Our current obsession is Wall E! They won't watch any other movie!

Mom said...

It doesn't seem that Fireman Sam has taken the place of George. That would be sad.
Sort of like when you threw Big Bird out the car window as we drove through Washington, DC on the way to Myrtle Beach. You wanted to see if Big Bird could fly.
Better make sure the windows are up when driving in the car. Thomas or Bob may take some flying lessons too!

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