Running Away From Home.

@UncleJoe (9937)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
January 5, 2016 2:19pm CST
I'm not sure the first time I ran away, at 7 years old really I sure didn't get very far. That was because I wasn't allowed to cross the street by myself. At 15, I thought I knew more than my folks. They didn't agree. It only took about three months of being on my own to realize that perhaps my parents weren't so dumb after all. Did you ever run away when you were a kid?
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@just4him (116853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jan 16
I tried, but I didn't get very far either.
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@TRBRocks420 (77431)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Jan 16
Yes, I ran away a few times, never stayed gone very long though, the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Jan 16
I thought about running away a few times over the years but figured it wouldn't be worth the punishment. The closest my kids got to running away was our oldest insisting he was going to move out as soon as he turned 18 so he wouldn't have to live by our rules anymore--three years later he's still here.
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@UncleJoe (9937)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Jan 16
Of course. He's old enough now to appreciate you.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Jan 16
@UncleJoe He's old enough to recognize that its a LOT cheaper to live at home then it is to pay for an apartment in town while he's going to school.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
Tried once. I was about 16. I was dragged back by my hair and gives a beating. I wasn't going to risk that again. I got married at 19. Problem solved. I had moved out.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
6 Jan 16
Only for a couple hours, I was a bit of a chicken!! But I fixed them, I got married at 18 and am still happy lol
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@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Jan 16
not really, I'd go away for awhile, but I knew not to leave the property. I was scared I'd get lost if I did.
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
i was not brave enough to run away. I thought there were buggy men out there. Maybe if I had been a boy I might have thought about it anyway. Good that you went home, I'll bet your parents were mad at you but must have been worried too..
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 16
I never ran away. It was too far to get to anywhere else.
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@Missmwngi (9572)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 Jan 16
It never even crossed my mind
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@AnneEJ (5014)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
5 Jan 16
No I can't remember ever running away, though I can think of times I felt like it.
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