So today Kate and I headed to the fire station with her cookies. When we arrived, I picked up the courtesy phone and was told by the dispatcher that there was no one in the station at the moment as they were out on a call. She said it could be about 15 minutes before they got back, assuming they didn't get another call. So I told Kate that they would be back soon and we would come back after we went to the store, but she was very insistent that we wait for the firemen to get back to the firehouse. Thankfully they showed up after about 10 minutes so after I told the paramedic in the ambulance why we were there, she told me to go ahead and walk around front and they would meet us out there after parking the trucks.
After she calmed down they took us into the fire station so Kate could see their Christmas tree, kitchen, classroom and gym, bedrooms and offices. We got the complete tour! She slowly began to warm up to them and by the time we were finished with our tour she was actually speaking to the firemen. She was a little disappointed that there was no fire dog, but overall I think she had a great experience.
As we walked out the door, Kate said, "Next time I won't cry, Momma."