2010年11月22日月曜日

the responsible runaway

Meg packed a suitcase to run away from home.

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:

pyjamas
favourite teddy bear
hairbrush
hair ties and hair clips
a toothbrush and toothpaste in a ziplock bag
her yet-to-be-done homework
pencil case
an apple

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?

To school.

Despite the fact that tomorrow is a holiday....

How's that for a responsible runaway, hey?

5 件のコメント:

Tigermama さんのコメント...

LMAO! You've got a strong young woman there. I love that she packed her toothbrush/toothpaste in a ziplock.

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

Excellent. Ziplocks already? God, when she's packing for her own family in 20 years she'll be wanting a ziplock to put the suitcase in. Shit, do they have those? hmmmm, then I think I'd have just about every size!

Great runaway list. love the homework - thinking ahead there. Don't wont to runaway AND be in trouble for not doing home work.

Big hugs Meg. At least remember mum' wallet next time :)

Gina さんのコメント...

LOL! Loved what Meg packed. That ziplock is just so necesary ya know, ; ) that's my kinda girl right there! : ) Also liked that she packed an apple.

Bryn さんのコメント...

Big Meg did the same thing. Wait, DOES the same thing, at 13! LOL Although her packing isn't nearly as mature and well thought out as Little Meg's! She usually packs gossip mags, chips, gum, nail polish, and several pairs of shoes (after all, you've really got to be prepared for a variety of different shoe occasions when you're on the run).

And of course, I'm always the reason she just "CAN'T STAND ONE MORE MINUTE IN THIS HOUSE!".

I say you're a bad mom and just not doing your job properly if your kids don't try to run away AT LEAST once month.

GW - they DO make gigantic Ziploc bags! They're 20 gallon (75L)size!

thefukases さんのコメント...

TM- yeah, that made me particularly proud!

GW- does NZ have the cool shrink wrapping machines they have in Oz now where they will wrap your entire suitcase in plastic? You could always ask Santa...? ;P

Gina- I wish I could say she chose the apple for health reasons but it's more likely that it's just because they're everywhere at the moment!

Bryn- NOOOOOOO!!! Really??? I was really hoping the runaway thing was a 7 year old speciality.... Love the shoes- a must! And Meg's latest one is ordering me to leave home- because it's HER house. Right, honey.