Youngest son has always had a bit of an obsession with fire which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, my Dad is the same and he turned it into a long career as a firefighter. 🙂
We all love to camp so teaching the boys outdoor skills like tying knots and starting a fire has always been important to us. We bought fire sticks so he could turn his interest into a useful skill and hubbie set about teaching him how to use it to start a fire when we were camping. Attempt one was a bit of a disaster and ended abruptly when his frustration got the better of him.
So we were really surprised on our next trip when he got out the sticks, found some kindling and tried again. This time his persistence paid off and he was so pleased with himself!