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Toddler attempts Saturday solo trip to kindergarten

The Local · 13 Nov 2011, 15:15

Published: 13 Nov 2011 15:15 GMT+01:00

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While his family lay asleep, he put on his jacket over his pyjamas, slipped out of the house and hopped on his little bicycle to make the journey.

The intrepid child never made it to the kindergarten, which was closed for the weekend. Instead a worried citizen wondered what the youngster was doing alone and called the police.

When the authorities caught up with him, the boy told them that he had woken up with a deep desire to go to his kindergarten. The police brought him home to his unsuspecting parents who had not yet realized that he was missing.

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16:20 November 13, 2011 by puisoh
I hope it is not a case whereby the kindergarden feels more at home than home.
02:12 November 14, 2011 by Dizz
What is there to comment on this? Bash the parents, ooh you're terrible you had no idea where your son was! Ooh, he'd rather be anywhere than home with you! We don't know that. Just glad the the little fella is safe.
05:55 November 14, 2011 by Gretl
My husband attempted something similar at 5, to walk home 4 miles from church. Since his father was the minister, he was very familar with the route.

The boy probably just had a toy he very much wanted to play with. He sounds both independent and confident in his abilities.
06:02 November 14, 2011 by anaverageguy
This sort of thing has been going on since children rose early and wandered out of the caves unescorted.

The parents will of course now install and use better locks on their doors and of course have a talk with the child about wandering away alone.
10:28 November 14, 2011 by puisoh
@ Dizz .. why do you comment then?? Has living in Germany given you an even tighter-ass .. hey take time to laugh mensch! One more word to add to Gretl's comment .. the kid is fearless, good for him.
11:37 November 14, 2011 by freechoice
Germany is safer than any of the English speaking countries I have lived. Even though some wierdos may popup once in a while here and there.
15:49 November 14, 2011 by DOZ
My son used to do this (not in school yet) as soon as he learned to put boots and coat on. Quite hilarious because he hadn't figured out the pants over the diaper yet. All the busybody women were on the phone to Child Protective Services. But that's CANADA.
13:57 November 16, 2011 by aussie_boy
You may notice that a lot of these busy body types don't have children themselves (I've come across a few in my time). We have two kids in kindergarten and they love it. Mostly its about their friends and the running around they do with them, not so much a particular toy. Our kids love to be at home, but go stir crazy if there's too much of it, so often ask if they can go to kindergarten after the first week of holidays.
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