Damnations! Summer is almost here… I really hate hot weather. GIve me a lovely crisp 3 degrees, with a nice frost. Toss in a fog and I am HAPPY!!
There are several reasons I hate hot weather, but the worst is fires.
Hubby has been a CFA vol for many years now, but I don’t think I will ever get used to the fear and worry when he goes out to a big going fire.
Not knowing where he is, or when he will be back is a nightmare, especially if it comes through the grapevine there have been injuries.
My real concern now though, is little one is getting old enough to want to know where Daddy is.
Last summer she understood when the trucks went past, and would make appropriate siren noises. She even learnt to be quiet to listen to the scanner. I know of other firies kids who, when they get old enough to understand, go into states of terror and panic about their parent being at a fire.
I am truly hoping that by hiding my own fears, and trying to treat it as a normal thing, she won’t get scared.
Here is hoping for a quiet fire season!
Posted by katelt, 16th October 2013