when I was 3, my little sister was bought home. I vaguely remember peering over the top of the bassinet to have a look at her. I mustn’t have liked what I saw because I decided to take my dog for a walk a few days later, unbeknownst to anyone. I don’t have memories of the walk. I do remember standing on the side of the road with my dog when the police car pulled up to take me home though. Safe and sound! I’ld been good for a couple of hours, mum and dad were beside themselves, the whole neighbourhood had been out looking for me. As well as the police. Not too many happy endings for ‘missing children’ stories today are there? To cap,it off, it was repeated a few short weeks later. I was found this time asleep in my wardrobe. I continued the runaways through out my teenage years. Gosh, we put our parents through some stress don’t we? Hehe

Posted by mom81879, 10th September 2015

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  • oh lol that is hilarious though! my gosh! funny story now!


  • I rember I always ran away to my aunties around the corner I didn’t know then that my mum would tell her I was on my way around lol


  • I am Glad you were found safe, but for some reason things were safer back then, either that or bad things that happened were never talked about.
    My daughter has threatened to run away. Today i told her she was not going to playgroup at our friends house. Then she said yes i am and gave me a detailed description on how to get there. Its a 5 minute drive in the car. Im going to have to keep a close eye on her incase she goes through with her plans.


  • Luckily nothing bad happened when you ran away so young! Did your parents tell you if they remember you being upset for the birth of your sister and that was your way to react?

    • No, nothing was said about my reaction to my sister coming home. Mum and dad wouldn’t have noticed. Instead I was labelled a rebel, the black sheep etc

      • That’s not really nice, is it? And a lot of times, if you start labeling someone, they really start behaving that way.


  • I am so glad my kids have never run away!


  • I never ran away. I think that children do get found often, but they don’t make the news until they are missing for days


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