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Oh dear...dd2 is packing a bag...and leaving

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lucysmam Fri 19-Apr-19 12:32:46

RIGHT NOW <insert dramatic door slam here>

I do hope she doesn't decide to pack my new overnight bag grin

Ginkythefangedhellpigofdoom Fri 19-Apr-19 12:38:01

How old is she?

lucysmam Fri 19-Apr-19 12:40:29

She's 9.

And very tired after a very non-sleeping sleep-over so I'll pop up and suggest maybe pj's and a snooze might be a better idea.

There's lots of huffing going on up there <sigh>

TreadingThePrimrosePath Fri 19-Apr-19 12:42:24

When I left home at 3 1/2, my mum was impressed that not only did I pack tins, I packed a tin opener as well.
When I was 5, I remembered a map.

lucysmam Fri 19-Apr-19 12:44:32

Treading I suspect she'll have packed socks, pants, a heck of a lot of small teddy bears and a bath bomb; given the stompy mood she's in. Possibly sunglasses too - she's never seen out and about without them.

Pascha Fri 19-Apr-19 12:45:25

I never Left Home but my older sister did and she would always make a big show of tearfully leaving her big dolls to me to look after while she packed her Barbie's and stormed off out the front door.

She would walk round the block and sneak in the back gate ten minutes later grin.

Muddlingalongalone Fri 19-Apr-19 12:45:47

My brother used to do this - his dance trophy & a teddy bear were what he put in his bag 😂😂😂

IncrediblySadToo Fri 19-Apr-19 12:45:47


You’ve taught her well!

What crime have you committed?

Hungrymamabear Fri 19-Apr-19 12:45:58

Gosh when my bro was about 9 (I was 10 and our parents had recently split up) he made it from our house to our dads with his swimming bag packed with clothes and action men. The journey prob took him about 10mins walking and up to 20mins on the bus! My mum didnt believe he was leaving and assumed hed go round to the neighbours who he was friends with!

lucysmam Fri 19-Apr-19 12:48:29

IncrediblySadToo my crime was asking to check her knees when she fell off her scooter - while sleepover friend was still here <bad mummy>

TreadingThePrimrosePath Fri 19-Apr-19 12:49:29

Just be grateful it’s the 21st century. When I was 11 and at boarding school, I was travelling hundreds of miles on trains unaccompanied.
Running away then would probably have involved a different country!

AdaColeman Fri 19-Apr-19 12:50:55

Oh no!
Have you asked her if she's got a picnic with her?

Remind her that it's her favourite meal for tea!

BlueMerchant Fri 19-Apr-19 12:53:53

Give her £1 for the bus and wave her offgrin. (I'd love to see her reaction)

Wauden Fri 19-Apr-19 13:01:31

"Here, lil' lucysmam, don't forget the bearbearbearbearbearbearbearbear" - Mum

Aquamarine1029 Fri 19-Apr-19 13:03:44

Give her a can of beans for the road.

Aquamarine1029 Fri 19-Apr-19 13:06:00

When I was 5 I ran away, (all the way to the end of the drive), and the only things I packed was about 10 pairs of knickers.

SchadenfreudePersonified Fri 19-Apr-19 13:09:24

I took the rabbit. She pee'd in my bag.

lucysmam Fri 19-Apr-19 13:09:55

She's put herself to bed for a while...we'll see if she's still going when she gets up!

itsgoodtobehome Fri 19-Apr-19 13:11:31

When I ran away aged about 5, I took the Argos catalogue with me. Very important obviously!!

DramaAlpaca Fri 19-Apr-19 13:12:03

DS1 announced he was leaving home in a strop at 9. He was back in time for tea. We all pretended it never happened grin

Justmuddlingalong Fri 19-Apr-19 13:13:50

At least she's gave you some warning. I used a dining chair to reach the lock on the front door and just left. I'd packed a clean pair of knickers and my toothbrush in my Sindy vanity case. The police found me about 4 miles away and brought me home. I was about 5 or 6. 😳

Wauden Fri 19-Apr-19 13:18:46

It's rather sweet bear

TheZeppo Fri 19-Apr-19 13:23:50

grin at taking the rabbit!

DevaDiva Fri 19-Apr-19 13:25:26

All you need is kit-kats and a fishing net, that'll get you to the end of the road grin

Wauden Fri 19-Apr-19 13:25:46

Impressed with those who took a map, clothes, tons and tin opener, as just upped and left. And swiftly returned.

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