We all remember cute Macaulay Culkin when he got left behind when the family rushes out of the house for a long Christmas vacation. I wasn’t a parent back then, but I could not imagine forgetting a child. You can lose your purse, drop your keys, or even forget your plane ticket. But to forget an actual “being” that doesn’t seem possible to me.
However that wasn’t the case for a family in Vancouver. A 23-month old boy was left in the Vancouver airport and the parents had no idea until they were contacted at the next leg of the flight by authorities.
According to the boy’s father, the mix-up occurred Monday as he, his wife and two grandparents of the child were scrambling between their arrival in Canada and a connecting flight to Winnipeg on Air Canada. They were so late they had to run for the terminal. The adults were seated in different parts of the plane so they all thought the other had the baby.
I guess mom was missing that “I’m forgetting something” instinct that Catherine O’Hara had during Home Alone.
All is well with the young boy and he was successfully reunited with his family.