Thursday, October 4, 2012

October is Fire Prevention Month . . .

And you know how I love fire men . . .
Err, prevention.
I meant Fire Prevention!
Now here's a fun thing I love to do with, or rather do to my kids.
It scares the crap out of them.
And that makes me laugh.
(Yes, I'm a sick mom, but we'll save that for another post.)
At least it scares them the first time, the rest of the time it just annoys them. Which, if you're anything like me, is just as fun.
Picture this if you will:
It's a peaceful evening at home.
Dinner dishes are done.
Kids are watching t.v., reading their favorite book, lost in daydreams.
When all of a sudden
(our smoke alarm talks to us)
When the smoke alarm goes off
does chaos ensue?
Or do your kids just roll their eyes?
Does your family even know the sound of your smoke alarm?
(when you're not cooking dinner?)
Do they know what doors or windows to exit from?
There should be two exits from every room.
Does your family have a designated meeting space away from the home?
 Firemen truly appreciate not having to dodge kids and animals while driving the big fire engines. is a fabulous website with tons of activities for fire prevention.
 You could also visit your local fire department, get to know those fabulous men and women.

Hopefully that will be the only time you see them.

Ooooh, this would be a good time to make sure you're 72 hour kit is packed and handy.

Practice grabbing that on your way out too!
Love you guys!