A letter from FarfallinaJuly 19, 2007
Dear Annoying Firehouse,
I know you are saving people when you wake me up at three in the morning. I am very happy that you can do that. I hope you are climbing up the roof with your ladder and making your shiny, red truck help you shoot water from your hose. I hope you are saving the puppies and the people from the very bad fire.
But you are very annoying.
Why do you have to make so much noise? And why do you have to make so much noise when it’s so late at night? And why do you have to keep making so much noise? Can’t the brave firefighters hear your annoying siren howl once? It’s loud enough. The daytime sky isn’t even up yet. The sun is still sleeping and the moon is awake. I don’t like to be awake at night. I’m afraid of the dark. Even though Daddy turns on my purple night light at bedtime, I still don’t like the dark.
I have all of my stuffed animals, books and loveys and my water bottle in my big girl bed too, but I still feel afraid. And you are such an annoying firehouse.
Please try to save people during the day and not so much late at night.
I haven’t decided how I’m going to ignore you yet. But I’m working on it.
Maybe, I can play my music all night long instead of just at bedtime and then I won’t hear you.
I’m dying for a full night sleep, firehouse.
Thank you very much!
(Yes, she has said this to the firehouse…on more than one occasion)