The reasons for her desire to take flight were many and stupendous but included:
Not getting the ok to invite 17 of her friends over next weekend. A compromise of one possibly two was unacceptable.
Being requested to do homework when she'd rather play.
Being told that if she didn't get out of the bath I would pull the plug. (She was planning on sleeping there.)
Phew.... obviously grounds for running away, right?
Although I rather think the new suitcase she was given had something to do with it as well...
So, what did our 7 year old wannabe runaway pack?
Quite impressive really:
favourite teddy bear
hair ties and hair clips
a toothbrush and toothpaste in a ziplock bag
her yet-to-be-done homework
So, while I am rather upset and feeling like a bit of a bad mummy to have a 7 year old wannabe runaway I am rather proud of her packing choices!
Oh and where was she going to go?
Despite the fact that tomorrow is a holiday....
How's that for a responsible runaway, hey?