May 13, 2010

Putting Out Fires...

Over the last few days I have felt..for the first time in a long time, that I'm getting a grip around my life again.  I'm happy, and ready to take on life's problems as the character strengtheners that they are designed to be.
This morning I was putting my son Golden down for nap.  Startled by the terrible silence that filled the house, I went in search of my other two 5 year old boys, Rayce (my nephew) and Ryder.  I figured they went outside, but didn't see them through the windows.  Venturing out into the yard, I discovered them behind our home setting paper on fire with BBQ lighters against the garage.  Relieved and horrified, I dragged them into the house and sat them both in my office.  On the computer I pulled up news clips of children hurt, and killed by fire. We talked about the families of these children, and then I showed them pictures of burn victims, and then we got in the car and drove to the local fire station.  The boys were both crying and holding hands at this point.   My son even asked me if he was going to have to go to jail.  I told the fireman what had happened and he dutifully took over, escorting them to the fire chiefs office.  I am sure something will stick.  Hopefully.

10 comments:

Lokin4Sun said...

Excellent !! Glad you took them to the Fire Dept.

ANNA BANANA said...

such a good mommy!! They're so cute :)

Anne Elisabeth said...

even though this is really serious.. i have to admit that I laughed. These boys are so cute.. You did a good job, i think they will know from now on :)

OMI said...

I know... I was so mad at first, and then by the time I go them to the fire station, I was trying so hard not to ruin it by laughing. They are so funny and I had to keep starting a new recording because they'd say the funniest things. Love my boys.

Alicia said...

Wow! I can't think of a more effective way to handle that situation! If that doesn't stick, I don't know what will!!

Glad that life is letting you get a grip on it! :)

Dilys Pence said...

What an awesome way to teach them Omi! They seem pretty scared, that will teach them to mess with Fire or mess with Mom/Aunty Omi!

Sarah said...

So glad to read this on your blog instead of seeing it with a different ending on the news. Aren't you so glad you checked on those boys! Good job Naomi!

ayumi said...

That's great Omi! I thought I was over the top showing Aya photos of "rotten teeth" on google image search when she doesn't want to brush her teeth. We do it for the love we have for these little ones! Keep it up!

Janella said...

lol, omi, this is awesome! i dont think id EVER think to do something like that...awesome!! lol ryders too cute!

IzzieGuire said...

Way to put out the fire & not wait for a later time to teach such a critical lesson! Glad you are finding joy & strength in the journey.