Little Girl Writes Best Running Away Letter Ever


Run Away LetterA hilarious letter from a little girl who "ran away" from home is cracking up parents today -- first because of the author's adorable attempt at spelling, and second because of her reasoning. Says the girl "I am runing away becas you think I farted when I dident. PS You are Mean." Go ahead, laugh. I did.

And then stop and think about the way you laugh at your kids. Especially when they're being super serious.

Kids are hilarious when they're trying to make a point. They can't help it. It's fate, destiny, God's plan, what-evah. There is no way to sit on your couch and watch a 5-year-old stamp her feet and cross her arms over her chest to make a point and not burst out laughing. If you can manage it, I'll award you my entire collection of refrigerator-worthy art, because clearly you are a better mom than I.

What could possibly be that serious at 5? I'll tell you what. Everything. We think they're cute because they ARE. But to them, the fact that the dog ate their last chicken nugget is the WORST THING EVER.

And when we ignore them -- or worse, laugh at them -- they run away because that's the best way they can think of getting our attention. I remember doing it myself, writing a letter for the neighbor kid to deliver to my mother, refusing to return home until she'd agreed not to do something that terrified the pants off of me (I should note I only got as far as the other side of a giant barn-like structure on my parents' property, where I hid with my bag of loot from the kitchen!). In my little pea brain, I thought escaping my house was the best way to show my adult mom that a kid meant business.

We laugh because it's funny, because it's patently ridiculous to put that much energy into bemoaning the fact that the "new" Phineas & Ferb episode is a repeat. But we should be relieved!

I'm glad the worst thing my kid has to cry about is that I forgot to turn on her CD player during the bedtime routine. I'm happy my 6-year-old has yet to face something heavier in what should still be the lightest, happiest time of her life. I want her to still feel like a child and enjoy childhood, but that doesn't mean I should ignore her when she blows the little things (missing Princess Tiana Silly Band anyone?) into something monumental.

Did this letter give you second thoughts about laughing at your kids when they're being ridiculous?


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Jenifer Reynolds

omg that is so funny I have a 3yr she is so embarrassed when she farts she deny's it every time and gets so mad if you argue it she says she don't fart only daddy farts to cute

nonmember avatar casey

I remember when my ex's daughter "ran away" The best part was when she came back even more mad because nobody went to look for her. LOL

hunte... hunterchas

What happened to the little girl for farting?? It's a natural thing, and little kids can't and shouldn't have to control that.  I worry for the little girl!

.Mhac... .MhacFoirfe.

What a dramatic little thing lol - LOVE IT

I laughed pretty hard - she's too cute

elija... elijahsmama09

I think people are being overly sensitive. It is funny. Kids need to learn to handle much bigger things.

nonmember avatar Christine

My 5 year old daughter is always asking my husband and I why we are laughing at her. We don't mean to hurt her feelings in any way, but almost everything she says or does is so darn cute! We try to not laugh especially if we know she is being serious, but sometimes that is just our knee-jerk response. I am trying to get myself to say "you are so cute" instead of laughing at her cuteness because this seems to be better especially when she is being serious. I fart all the time at home (yep, I admit it!) and blame it on everyone from my daughter to our cats to one of her toys so this issue is all funny at our house, but to this little girl it was not funny. I know her parents did not mean to hurt her feelings! I don't ever remember running away from home, but I did hide in my dad's storage barn thinking no one knew where I was... (THINKING being the operative word there). Ya know, I just remembered that my mom used to say I was farting when the ketchup bottle made that weird slurppy noise that ketchup bottles make and not thinking it was funny at all! Maybe I really understand how this sweet kid feels!

nonmember avatar N

Nope...... Thought it was pretty cute and totally funny actually!!!! :0)

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