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Helen was in the kitchen preparing lunch,when she felt a tug on her apron,looking down she saw Peter standing there carrying his blanket and teddy bear in one hand and his little suitcase in the other hand.
"Peter,darling,why do you have your suitcase." she asked ,she didn't recall telling him about any trips they were planning to take .
Peter looked up at her,"I wunning away." he stated firmly,"But can I have a samwich."
Helen raised an eyebrow and turned to face him,"And where are you going to run away to,then." she asked trying not to smile. Peter usually ran away three times a day every week. He never really went anywhere just to the end of the drive.
"I'm going to wun away to the ciwcus and tame lions and I'll have a pet lion." Peter said .
"Oh,I see and how do you plan on getting to the circus." Helen asked in an amused voice as she handed him a cheese sandwich
"Twain." Peter replied taking the sandwich .
"I see and do you have train fare . " Helen asked ,"Or shall I give you some ."
"No,Teddy's got the money." Peter replied .
"Have you packed your jammies ,toothbrush and washcloth,you aren't going to not wash your face and brush your teeth once you become a lion tamer are you?" Helen asked .
Peter wrinkled his nose in distaste,once he became a lion tamer,he was never going to wash his face or even behind his ears. Mummy really didn't know anything lion tamers couldn't be worrying about being clean.
"Okay bye ,darling,Daddy and I will miss you and so will Susie,are you sure you won't stay." Helen said .
Peter shook his head.
"Well at least put on your raincoat and wellies it looks like rain." Helen said as she took the small yellow slicker off the hook by the back door . She buttoned it up for him and followed him to the front door.
"Goodbye,Mummy." Peter replied picking up his suitcase and walking out the door. Susan toddled over and reached up her arms,Helen picked her up and she waved happily as her big brother became a small yellow dot at the end of the plopped down on his suitcase.
"Helen,dear,why is Peter at the end of the drive sitting on his suitcase?" George asked joining them at the front door.
"Oh,he's running away." Helen said as if this were an everyday it was
"Shouldn't we go after him." George asked slightly alarmed."What if he crosses the street."
"Honey,he's three years old ,he can't even go to the corner let alone cross the street without you or I with him. He just sits at the end of the drive on his suitcase until he gets bored or hungry then he comes back inside. " Helen replied passing Susan off to her husband
Sure enough five minutes later,Peter came back. up to the front door.
"What happened to the circus?" Helen asked .
"I going to wun away anofer day." Peter replied as Helen took off his raincoat.
"Mummy,Daddy! wake up it's Saturday and you said we'd go to the zoo today!" Peter jumped up and down on the was barely five on a Saturday morning.
"I do wish you hadn't told him we were going to the zoo last night." George groaned.
"Well,it's hardly my fault,it was only way I could get him to lay down,you know how he gets at bedtime." Helen said pulling her robe and going over to Susan's straightened up,"I don't think we'll be going to the zoo today,I'm afraid Susan has a cold and it's far too chilly for her to be out."
Peter stopped jumping when he heard those words."I wanna go to the zoo!" he howled throwing himself on the chose that moment to start crying so between the two of them it was quite noisy in the master bedroom.
George and Helen exchanged glances,not sure what to do,Susan was sick,but they had promised Peter they'd go to the zoo.
"I suppose I can take Peter to the zoo." George said"And you can stay home with Susan."
"But,George ,I don't want to reward him for throwing a fit." Helen said clearly torn between doing the proper thing and stopping Peter's tantrum.
So that's what they did Helen stayed home with Susan and George took Peter to the zoo,they returned later that evening ,George carrying a sleepy Peter . In one hand ,he clutched a red balloon and in the other hand Teddy dangled precariously. George set Peter down and Helen knelt down to unbutton his coat.
"Did you have fun with Daddy." she asked .
Peter nodded rubbing his eyes," We went to a westwaunt, Daddy let me eat ice cweam as much as I wanted and popcorn too and we saw lions and they was scawy and they woawed,but I weally like lions" he said."I got this for Susie." he said holding out the red ballon.
"Did you that was very sweet of you and very kind." Mummy said hugging him,realising that was the first kind thing Peter had done for Susan since they bought her home from the hospital a year ago. Perhaps his jealously was over,Helen certainly hoped so,she had another little one on the way .
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