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29 Dec 2012, 6:11 am

I used to wander off alot as a kid a couple times as a toddler i would sneak out the house and wander off a few miles away from home only to be picked up by the police and brought back home. I still wander off from time to time out of curiousity and wanting to explore does anyone else do this?


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29 Dec 2012, 6:23 am

I got separated from my parents in a mall when I was three or four. They found me sometime later perusing a store like it was no big deal.

I've always been a wander bug. Try geo caching. It's a perfect fit.


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29 Dec 2012, 6:41 am

Yes I used to wander off. I got lost so many times as a child, especially in departments stores. I did once wander out of the house at 5am, but a nice adult found me and returned me. My poor Mother, no wonder she went grey so early!



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29 Dec 2012, 7:18 am

Yep, when I get the chance. Socializing just gets so exhausting for me, so I need my space. Wandering is a good way to "clear my head". Plus, I wandered off as a child too.



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29 Dec 2012, 8:38 am

Until I learned to read at 4 I wasn't one for doing any walking at all.

I did once abscond from a BBQ "do" in the woods with the son of a family friend to go back home to their house because we were both fed up with the crowds - we "wrote" a message on the forest grounds but apparently this wasn't legible and the police ended up being called. :oops:



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29 Dec 2012, 9:18 am

As a child I learned the art of discreetly slipping away from the maddening crowds, be it funerals, weddings, religious services, school outings.......the list could go on and on.

These days, post dx, I dont slip away (sliping away invokes an element of deception) .......I walk, but walk away feeling affirmed as an ok person, a person who likes social interaction, but no where near as much social interaction as the 'average' person



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29 Dec 2012, 10:01 am

Yes . . . if I'm in a social environment I will look for paths where things are quiet and wander off there. People get frustrated with me for doing this because often I won't tell anyone and they wonder where I've gone. But the enticement to go somewhere else is too alluring.



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29 Dec 2012, 10:12 am

Yes, I wander off a lot because I want to be alone or want to do my own thing.



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29 Dec 2012, 10:29 am

Yeah, I did, but I had good reasons for it. Home was... not a nice place for me when I was little.


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29 Dec 2012, 11:40 am

I remember first wondering off when I was five years old. I managed to creep out of the school yard and somehow ended up on a Pig Farm. The farmer rescued my hand from a pig he thought was going to bite me.

I was trying to retrieve a binocular lense I was attached too. The lense had fallen through a fence next to some pigs.

I used the lense to burn things, mainly Ants.



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29 Dec 2012, 10:44 pm

yes. especially when i'm out at the mall with my mom. i wander because she's such a slow shopper. always stopping at EVERY rack! ugh!


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30 Dec 2012, 9:09 am

I used to wander off a lot. It was actually two distinct things. During meltdowns, sometimes I'd panic and run away. Other times, it was more like others wandered off and I didn't notice.