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'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9323425/David-Cameron-left-daughter-in-pub.html
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  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?

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

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