Last week things got a little heated between E and myself, and at the end of the argument she was asked to go to her room. I retreated to the kitchen to resume supper preparations and the next thing I knew she had her backpack on and was solemnly explaining her plans for running away. I told her that it was dinnertime, and I think she should stay. She easily obliged and all was forgotten over the course of the meal.
This evening while I was tidying the kids' room while they were in the bath I found her backpack still full with the items she planned on taking with her. They are as follows:
8 pairs of underwear
1 light weight warm-up suit (matching jacket and pants)
Her Leapster with a Star Wars math game
1 lavender fluffy bathrobe
1 old toothbrush
1 nearly empty tube of toothpaste
1 nearly empty bottle of children's anti-cavity rinse
1 pair of Hello Kitty sunglasses
1 heart necklace charm
Her Library Card
Her little antics brought me back to when I was her age, didn't we all fantasise about doing things like this? I don't think I ever actually packed a bag, but I'm sure mine would have been full of coloring books and stuffed animals, nothing like; a toothbrush, or even 1 pair or underwear.