Identity is very important, especially to a child. Some children like being the “smart” one or the “funny” one. Some prefer to be the “quiet” one. Garrett feels that his identity needs to be more specific.
For the past few weeks, he’s been introducing himself as “Firefighter Garrett.” He has walked up to friends, strangers, and anyone else who notices him and makes the following introduction: “Hi! (Extends his hand to shake yours) I’m Firefighter Garrett! What’s your name?”
I’m not going to stop him. If he wants to be “Firefighter Garrett” – I’m all for it!
And maybe – we can start getting the Serviceman’s Discount at a couple of our favorite restaurants!!