the great escape

The boys are running away tomorrow.

It will certainly be quiet around here.

Three boys walking on a railroad tie

Their plan was initially to be implemented today, but they realized they would miss robotic camp in the morning if they were gone.

They have carefully packed:   a bucket full of Easter candy, two large bags of chips, a wooden spoon, a sign, a butterfinger bar…

They started to take water and sodas out of the fridge, but I mentioned that they might get warm by tomorrow afternoon.

They have located a fire engine sleeping bag, a snoopy sleeping bag and several connecting tunnels that will be their shelter.   They are sure to need the blue and white blanket, Teddy, elephant, a folded blanket and an unfolded blanket – both green.

They are running away in protest of harsh living conditions.

And to eat candy.

All the candy we want!

At first it was going to be only the two older boys.

Camping isn’t for babies!

But then I hinted that they might encounter bugs while camping.

Rhett can come too!

They are going to stay up all night.

They are going to do whatever they want.

They are going to eat lots of candy.

The boys are running away tomorrow.

It certainly will be quiet around here…


  1. Are they running this way? We have some leftover Halloween candy we’re willing to share. 😉

  2. love, love love the crocs … hope they aren’t running too far though, the bottoms of their feet will turn BLACK!!

  3. I don’t mind bugs – may I come too?

  4. Ah, Bliss. I mean, er, I hope they stay safe. That’s what summer is all about.

  5. I’m not sure that’s enough chips to go with all that Easter candy.

    And what does the sign say?

  6. ahahahahahahahahah…. I can’t stop laughing at this. Maybe you should sign them up for Angelina Jolie’s tour of the refugee camps? She says she brings her babies with her. Why not yours? They could live there for a day or so… 😉

  7. Julie Bridges Jansen says:

    WooHoo! Eating candy and staying up all night. I wanna do that..except I’d probably konk out by 9:30 and get sick after the first two candy bars!

  8. I never liked crocs until today. Those boys are rocking out the crocs.

    That wood beam is shivering. It can’t handle it. Wood beam, you can’t handle! Buckle down!

  9. We just turned around at the exit to Monkey Joe’s. I’m sure I’ll have a revolt on my hands as soon as they’re allowed out of their rooms.

    (you meanie!)

  10. Easter candy? I can see why they are running away if there is still Easter candy left over.

  11. Be careful! During a temper tantrum, my daughter informed me she was going to runaway and find a new mom who will let her have her way. I sarcastically (and foolishly) said that she could go right ahead. Sarcasm is just lost on a 7 year old…
    An hour later, my husband comes home from work…with our daughter! She had sneaked out of the house and was sitting at the bottom of our very long driveway! She informed my husband that she was leaving…but didn’t know how to get to her grandparents house…which is an hour and a half away.

  12. Wow, you’re going to have so much free time. What are you going to do with yourself? Of course I’m talking about like an hour here… ; )

    I haven’t been by in a while b/c when you “moved” I didn’t get your new address updated right away. Hope you and the boys are having a good Summer.

    We are moving soon (but of course I will keep all my bloggy friends even thought I won’t be in the area anymore!)

  13. Surprisingly, my children haven’t thought of running away yet. Huh, weird. I know it is not because I’m such a great mom. I had packed my bags many times over by the age of five. Why haven’t they? Strange little creatures. All kids run away!

    Loved this post!

  14. TexasHolly, Fantasy quiet is not the same as real quiet. Plan carefully.

  15. It was nice that they let you know in advance. Be sure to tell them to write.

  16. My daughter had her first look at your blog. She immediately zeroed in on the picture of the boys. She wants to know what Reid is doing for the rest of his life. And she wants a pair of “real” crocs. Boys and shoes . . . and she’s only six.

  17. Bugs and candy, two of my favorite things! I wanna come along! =)

    Visiting via…. um, how DID I get here??? Oh yeah… from SITS, then to “a punk, a pumpkin, and a peanut” then here.

    Have an awesome fun-filled day! ?

  18. Cassandra says:

    Won’t all that candy attract the bugs they’re trying to avoid? Good luck!

  19. Reminds me of my plans at that age. My mom even helped me pack so I could get out the door before dinner time (one less mouth to feed!).
    Like your boys, I had to put off my plans for a day so I could go to the County Fair when Dad got home.
    Much to my Mom’s chagrin, I forgot all about my big plans the next day.
    Too funny!

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