We are lucky enough to pal around with some of Tucson's finest...
oh, and their parent's too. Ba da, Chhh! I'm here all week, folks!
But seriously, a friend of ours is a firefighter, and his wife coordinated a tour of the firehouse for our playgroup (dare I say, Tucson's Finest Playgroup?). It was so interesting and educational (for me, too!); plus, BB got to wear his fireman costume, and the kiddos all took home little fireman hats - so win win win.
BB in the drivers seat with Ryan the Fireman and Paramedic educating him.
(BB was a little cautious about climbing into the fire engine, but it was cute to see him up there.)
Another friend (also known as the best neighbor ever) is a police officer in the area, and he was kind enough to bring over the police cruiser just to give BB a chance to check it out. BB got to turn on the flashing lights and the spot light and everything! Such a cool educational experience for him (and again, for me too!).
Thank you to the civil servants we are blessed to call friends for these learning opportunities!