Did you ever run away when you were a kid?

@LovingIt (5398)
United States
December 14, 2006 11:16pm CST
If so, where did you go?
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@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I never did run away from home as a kid, but I think I did threaten to run away and ended up hiding under the porch or something. I never had the guts to actually run away.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Hiding was as good as running away and easier to do. LOL
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
15 Dec 06
i did, but it was only to the cornfield next to my house for like 2 hours...hehehe
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I ran away to the big blue mailbox that was about 2 blocks away once for about 15 minutes once myself so you did better than me. haha!
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I was FIVE, and I told my mother I was going to run away from home. She said "OK" and preceded to pack the biggest suitcase we owned with all of my stuff. She put it outside the door on the sidewalk and told me goodbye and shut the door. I dragged it to the mailbox, then I sat down and cried. She finally let me back in the house. I cried because I knew I couldn't get away, not because I wanted to go home. It makes me sad to think about it...........
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Your mother was a very smart woman. :-)
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• Singapore
15 Dec 06
i did run away from home when i was in my early 20s...when my parents gave away a puppy as they think he's too naughty and always biting off all the furniture in the house...i went to my office and cool down for nearly 6 hours...then when i went back, i refused to talk to them for a few days as i was too heart broken over my puppy.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
15 Dec 06
6 whole hours, huh? I would be upset too, though. I love my pets.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
15 Dec 06
No I never did run away. I thought about it many times when I was in High School though. My dad never approved of my boyfriend (he wasn't a "bad boy" or anything and never did anything to hurt me, he just didn't like him). It made it very hard to live at home where I am the only child and my dad watched (and still does) everything that I did.
@rainbow (6763)
15 Dec 06
No, I wouldn't have dared - I thought about it sometimes though. I think when I left home when I was 20 I probably ran away because my parents disaproved of my fiancee so I got a flat so they didn't have to see him.
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@innechen (1321)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 06
runaway - runaway
nope.i never run away no matter how deep is the problem with my mom.running away is not gonna solve a problem unless you have a really good reason to do it.if so better to runaway to a place that your parent didnt know of course.
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@Sukhmeen (396)
• India
15 Dec 06
no I never thought of doing such things when i was young
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@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
i tryed to many times i sufferd a lot of abuse as a child i try to escape but there seemed no way out.once when i was 8 i stole some money and planned my great escape but thinking as an 8 year old this money was going to last me the rest of my life and of course it didnt so i got hungry and had to return
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@emagyne (665)
• United States
15 Dec 06
In my mind. My mother used to always tell me to go ahead and leave and that I would come back when I got miss-a-meal cramps.
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• United States
16 Dec 06
hahahha ohh soo many times!!!!but i will tell you my first and favorite time..when i was 9..my mom punished me by takin away my stuffed dog SCUFFY..now yo udont mess with my dog lol..i loved him so and i still have him! lol..anywho..i was so mad..and theer is a back door by my room..and i packed everything i needed..some clothes...and my blanket, and when mom went pee i grabbed scruffy and a Hostess twinkie..i was gonna be hungry later lol..and then sneaked back to my room without her knowing..and as she shut the hall door..i went out the back door..ohh mind u everything was in my pillow case lol..iwalked and walked..untill i hit the STOP SIGN..i wasnt ever aloud to go past that sign..and i was stuck lol..hey i was 9 lol..and i went down the hill and deicded to camp out down there..for me it seemed hours! but i think it was minutes???? well the neighbor called mom..and i was crying..i wanted to go home..but afraid now that id get in bigger trouble..he came down and taled to me..and said that my mom loves me very ,uch..and if she didnt punish me when i was bad..then i would grow up to be a bad person with no cares to anyone but myself..there was alot he said but thats what went into my brain..then she came and ran to me and hugged and kissed me..picked me up and just said i love you April..lets go home..i got to keep scruffy//if i promised not to hit my sisiter again..yea well that lasted a day lol..
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Dec 06
That's probably about the same age I was the first time I ran away. LOL. I'm glad to know that there are a few more out there that did that when they were a kid. Oh, and smart thinking on taking the twinkie with you. haha!
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• United States
16 Dec 06
lol..thanks!! it was the only thing in plain site by scruffy..lol..have a great night!
@ilvrshn (463)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Yes, I was in Washington State and flew 14 hours to see my boyfriend in Germany! Stole my parents credit cards for the one way ticket.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Wow! That's what I call running away! I'll bet you were in all sorts of trouble over that one!
@frosthon (2250)
• Singapore
21 Dec 06
I do run away before as a kid. Went to my friends house for a couple of days but return home to face the music anyway.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Dec 06
You were a lot braver than me!! I never stayed gone longer than a few minutes. LOL
@_hope_ (3908)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
yes frequently just to get away from all the yeling and screaming
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Oh, that's sad.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I was maybe 5...I didn't run away, but ran away from my mother because she wanted me to do something and I was being disobedient. I probably said something like you can't make me, and you can't catch me...then I ran away and she ran after me and caught me and paddled me with a hair brush. I don't remember the spanking as much as being surprised she could catch me! LOL
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
20 Dec 06
She could run faster than you thought, huh?
• Singapore
17 Dec 06
yes i did, and i run to my friends home, haha... which my parents came to fetch me after my friend's family call them.. =.="
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
20 Dec 06
haha! You had a tattletale friend!
• India
9 Feb 07
i never ran away from home when i was a kid. i got plenty of affection and love from my parents so why on earth would i have to run away.
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@gaganlok (587)
• India
26 Jan 07
Yes when i was 6 i ran away from home, because my parnts want me to study..study..and study...but they found me soon i was not that clever at that time thought....good discussion..Thank you...aahh memories..
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@soulist (2987)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I can honestly say that I have never ran away from home. I never had a reason to, nor did I ever have a place to run away to.
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@stailgate (2364)
• United States
31 Dec 06
yes. I think every kids does at least once. I was like 10 and I packed a backpack and ran away to my tree house back in our woods. It felt like I was gone forever, but in reality it was only a couple of hours:)
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