For Cub Scouts this evening, we went to the Ellsworth Fire Station. All 4 of my wolves were there, plus 2 of the webelos came with us. The first thing we saw was a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
The boys learned that firefighters need to know and practice their knots.
The favorite spot where we spent the most time was with the fire trucks!...and they are red! Our town has yellow trucks.
It was fun to be at a fire station where the living quarters can be seen. In our town, the living quarters are upstairs and are not part of the tour. At least for a school group anyway. Being a small group tonight allowed the boys to see more and to stay longer. They had a great time!
Now on to our laundry. Awhile ago, I had told the older kids that I was done doing their laundry. Well, that didn't last too long. I have decided again this week that the older kids are old enough to do their laundry. We have 2 laundry baskets. One has always been for white clothes and the other for colored clothes. Today, I had the brilliant thought (Matt loves it!) to make one of the baskets belong to Zoe, Emily, Eleanor & Zach. The other basket is for Matt, me, Kate & Noah. This is the basket I am responsible for. Although, Matt says that he will do more laundry now that he won't need to sort through a bunch of kid clothes to get to his clothes and my clothes. Bonus! My idea really IS genius! Plus, Zoe is a super competitive person. It is now her goal to keep their basket emptier than ours. Their basket was just about overflowing when I announced the change this afternoon, but now it is almost empty. Although, some of their clean clothes are on the couch and in the dryer. I am going to resist the urge to put them away! The laundry competition is on!