Previously known as Libdemchild

Monday, 11 June 2012

The Home Alone Dream

The movie 'Home Alone' has become a child's dream. There is a rather attractive side to it- getting left behind and being free to do what you want to do. What child doesn't want to be in charge without their parents bossing them about? 

I came close to it myself 7 years ago when I was 5 years old. I got lost during the Lord Mayor's show and I found it quite exciting but my mother thought otherwise; she called me a silly escapee and told me off for letting go of her hand, oops.  I hadn't even had time to eat as much chocolate as I wanted or to scare a few burglars off. 

David Cameron left his daughter, Nancy Cameron, at a pub by accident a few months ago. People are being critical about this but I think it must have been fun for Nancy. Nancy got to help out at the bar! I envy her.  Nancy Cameron has a story to tell people all her life now. This is the equivalent of Mark Thatcher going missing in the dessert in 1982. My story of walking around a busy show till a policewoman spotted me is no match. 

I don't mean to belittle in any way the seriousness of children going missing all the time. All I am talking about is how a Hollywood fictional film has influenced children to want to be 'Home Alone'.


  1. Very good - I think you highlight how, all so often, adults don't consider how children think! We panic because a child is in danger, whereas in all probability the child is probably thinking "Wow, this is great! What fun!" We see it as frightening; they see it as an adventure.

    Maybe there's some wisdom in the child's approach to life?

  2. Dear Andrew,
    Children view the world more freely whereas adults (no offence) are too uptight about things.


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