difficult child got mad at me Sunday and ran away. I watched him go out of sight and then took puppy out to front of the house to see is I can tell where difficult child is going. I saw him double back to behind a house down the street - heading to our back yard! I then heard our basement door shut - I went into my husband's office and asked if he knew where difficult child was - he smiled behind his newspaper (difficult child is in his office). Loud enough for difficult child to hear: "Well, I don't know where difficult child is. He ran away and I don't know if he will return home." I then went upstairs to wait it out. About one hour later, he came up crying. "I thought you would come to look for me and beg me to come home." "You didn't want to come home so why should I ask?" "I kept thinking about how much you help me (lists times)" "Well, if you run away for real, you will be throwing those memories away." "I wasn't going to run away, technically I didn't because I was home the whole time. If I ever run away, I will pack a bag." He was soooo sure that I would breakdown and cry!!! But then again, how can I when I know he is safe at home? Gosh, wonder where he gets is mischeviousness from?