I’m Running Away and You Can’t Stop Me!
Little People Land was interesting last week. We thought we might be looking at some loving discipline for a few minutes when this happened:
Little Person: I am going to leave.
Little Person: Yes, run away.
Me: Oh. Well, I will miss you terribly.
Little Person: I am going anyway.
Me: That makes me sad, but I guess I could help you pack. How can I help?
Little Person: You can pack up some food for me.
Me: Oh, I’m sorry. You can’t take the food. If you take the food, there won’t be any here for the rest of us.
Little Person: Seriously?
Me: I’m afraid so. What else can I do?
Little Person: You can give me a suitcase.
Me: Oh, I’m sorry. There are no suitcases to spare. We may be taking another trip to Texas or somewhere after you leave, and we will need them.
Little Person: Seriously? Then you can put my toys in a trash bag for me.
Me: Oh, I’m sorry. We only have four trash bags left. If you take one, we won’t have enough to make it through the rest of the month.
Little Person: How am I supposed to carry my toys then?
Me, making a big circle with my arms: Like this, I guess.
Little Person: Seriously? Running away is too much trouble. I’m going outside and play.
Whew! Another major crisis averted along the rocky path of childhood.
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