Monday Quotes #4

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. Phyllis Diller

My kids are a bit young for the running away from home bit. But I clearly remember ‘running away’ at least once. I got as far as the car in the driveway. I didn’t last very long out there either. It was pretty damn cold.

We are raising our children in a much warmer climate than the one I grew up in. I wonder how long they’ll ‘run away’ for. Really cold weather is kind of like an invisible fence. I may have to keep a closer eye on them than my own parents needed to do with me.


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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5 Responses to Monday Quotes #4

  1. Kathy V. says:

    I used to run away to the car, too! And sometimes I would run away to the cemetery around the block, because nobody ever thought to look for me there. But I never got farther than that, largely because we were in the middle of nowhere with no public transit. It’s ALMOST enough to make me want to move out of the city before my little one starts to hate me. But not quite.

  2. I don’t know how young is too young – my son used to say at age 2 1/2 that he needed his passport ’cause he was going to Canada to see Grandma and Grandpa – anytime we didn’t give him something he wanted. He’s five now and occasionally still storms out the door. And we’re back in Canada, but you’re right, the cold weather tends to stop him now!

    • Wow, imaging a 2yo knowing about the need for a passport!

      My kids like to pretend they’re going on trips. They pack their little bags full of toys and say bye bye mommy! Then they go dump everything out in the kitchen.

      • LOL – We flew monthly between Canada and the US when he was between 18-36 months – and I am terribly forgetful so I guess he was used to me being asked 3 million times “are you sure you have the passports?” each time we would go!

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