I can remember when my boys were little. I don’t remember how old they were but they were under 10. I took them to the fire department so the firemen could talk to them and explain the warnings and dangers of playing with fire. They had a terrible fascination with it and it scared me to death. My dad was a fireman and his warnings all my life scared me so that I never played with it but I guess boys are different.
They didn’t accuse me of bad parenting though and they did talk to my boys. I don’t know if it did any good or not but I didn’t know what else to do.
Now these parents claim they only wanted to do what I did. To scare their little girl but the officers claim they told her if they didn’t keep her, they’d take her to the fire station where you can leave a child with no questions asked. So the parents are saying one thing and the police are saying another.
One of the things that really bother me about this story and others like it is parents making their kids afraid of the police. I always tried to teach our kids that the police helped us when we needed it and they should never be afraid of them. I didn’t take my boys to the fire station to make them afraid of the fire fighters but to be afraid of the fire.
Did you ever do anything like this and what do you think? I think there’s a little more to the story than what we’re hearing though. How do you fee