The nice man in the van with puppy and candy seemed so excited to give me a ride home when I told him my little brother was home alone waiting for me. I feel bad about lying to him, but my parents said to bring home dinner, and these types of humans are so easy to catch.
I remember being in 1st grade and my brothers and I were alone in the house for about 2 hours a day after school. Wouldn't do this with my kids now, but my 12 year old is responsible enough for me to make a quick trip to the grocery store without taking everyone. Great ideas, though.
What kid didn't think Macaulay Culkin was the coolest kid when Home Alone was out. This movie is a timeless classic that I and many others can watch over and over and can share with the kids coming up.