There is something about a fire that can completely mesmerize you. In a fireplace or campfire, it can hold your view and allow the conversation to flow. It allows for pauses without the awkwardness.
There is also something about the combination of little boys and fire that is somewhat frightening. We introduced our kids to fire the other day. We have a fireplace in our new house and we finally made use of it – to burn personal documents rather than adding them to the shred pile. The kids were so excited they were nearly bouncing off the ceiling. It worried me a little.
My husband comes from a long line of pyros. An alarming number of stories start with, ‘remember the time we burned the…’ You can insert things like ‘barn’ and ‘farmers field’ and there will be a story to follow. We don’t have a barn or farmers field. Should I be picking up some extra fire extinguishers?
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