This is a word for word quote from 3 year old Sierra's bedtime prayer the other night,
"Heavenly Father bless our sweet, sweet man gets the job done getting bad guys in jail."
Surely, CA Cop was blessed that night. I mean how could anyone not answer that little prayer?
As our baby girl grows so does her desire to learn about the world that she's living in. She is one of those fifty questions in a minute type of children who doesn't take "I don't know" as an answer for anything. She hasn't quite gotten the concept that moms and dads may not know everything, but I'm sure just about the point she turns into a teenager she'll have that one mastered!
Today in the car she asked me what skunks eat....random, I know. Umm...I paused to think about a little skunk and what might fill its fuzzy black and white belly. She interrupted my thoughts with, "trees?". I knew I wasn't getting out of this one so I did a quick google search at a red light and rattled off a long list of nasty things like insects, frogs, earthworms, and also (much to her enjoyment) leaves.
CA Cop's job has been surfacing in her conversation more and more. Specifically about "bad guys" and "taking pictures of them" (no idea how she picked up on this? Next to dad when he checked his work email?) and "putting them in jail." Also driving by the rules or else "crashing and getting big tickets that cost lots of money".
So all these different topics that are requiring me to give more and more detail have made me wonder and seek some enlightenment.....Do you have any dos or don'ts when it comes to talking about what your cop (or you if you are the cop) does at work? So far we keep a positive worry free spin on everything (Daddy helps people, etc) they are young. I want my babies to feel as safe and secure in their little world as they possibly can and for as long as they can. But I also know that in the future the questions will come, so I want to be prepared. Have you set any boundaries or do you just answer all questions honestly and openly? As they grow and begin to understand what, if anything, have you encountered in relation to being a LEO family?
Thanks for the input, these Enlighten Me posts have really been so....um...enlightening!