Little Jeffrey had acted up, and dad had disciplined him. So, Jeffrey decided he was not going to take it anymore. He got some of his clothes, his teddy bear and his piggy bank, put them all in a bag, and proudly announced, “I'm running away from home!”

“What if you get hungry?” asked Jeffrey’s dad.

“Then I'll come home and eat!” Jeffrey declared.

“What if you run out of money?”

“I will come home and get some!” Jeffrey replied.

“What if your clothes get dirty?”

“Then I'll come home and let mommy wash them,” Jeffrey answered.

Dad shook his head and said, “This kid is not running away from home; he's going off to college.”


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