Sunday, November 6, 2011

Speaking of virtues

This morning Leone wanted to know what a firefighter does.  Since we're smack dab in the middle of making connections, learning how to treat people with kindness, using manners, being gentle with cats, so on and so forth, I decided to use this opportunity to help make my son -the hopeful firefighter- a young boy of virtue.

"Why, Leone, a firefighter does all kinds of wonderful things.  They help save kitties when they're stuck in trees!  They help people in car accidents.  They help put out fires, both in buildings and the woods.  Also?  They share their toys with people. And they say hello to their friends in Target.  They always use good manners and take turns."

Leone, well... he looked at me for a moment, cocked his head a bit to the left and asked, "What do monsters do?"