Tricky Toddler Ditches Preschool, Walks Home

Don't fence me in! (Not Alfie)

Alfie Aldridge lasted a few hours on his first day of preschool before deciding he’d had enough.

The three-year-old took matters into his own hands and staged a break-out.

As the Huffington Post reports, Alfie, of Surrey, England, “ditched his teachers, scaled a 3-foot-tall wall, crossed a busy street, and eventually made it to his front door.”

You can imagine 27-year-old Samantha Aldridge’s surprise when she opened the door and saw her little guy standing there.

“When I opened the door and saw Alfie standing there I didn’t know what to think, Samantha tells The Daily Mail. “Thankfully I was home. It makes me feel sick to think what could have happened.”

Although this little guy’s gumption is awesome, I would be absolutely LIVID. I would yank my kid out of that preschool faster than you can say lawsuit. Aldridge felt the same way. According to the Surrey Commet, “Alridge said that she had only done the walk with Alfie twice, and that while the incident proves his cleverness, she was still ‘hysterical’ when he knocked on the door.”

When she confronted the school about her son’s break-out, they apparently hadn’t even noticed he was missing. Of course they apologized, but screw that. Anything could’ve happened to Alfie on that walk home. Despite the apology from the head teacher and a decision to raise the fence, the mother of four intends to send the toddler to a different school.

What would you do if this happened to you?



In this situation we ask, “Are mommies allowed to throw tantrums?”

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