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Toddler sets off on a 'Baby's Day Out' adventure to McDonald's alone leaving his mother stunned

He shocked his mother by putting on his shoes and walking to his favorite store while everyone in the family was taking a hard nap.

Toddler sets off on a 'Baby's Day Out' adventure to McDonald's alone leaving his mother stunned
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @mamarissax2

Mommies might need some relief from parenting once in a while but, as it turns out, babies might also need some relief from being a child. They might want to take matters into their own little hands and have the food that they like by walking away on their little feet.

Sometimes we just don't realize how quickly children grow until they end up doing something unexpected. A staunch example of this is one young boy walking away to a fast food restaurant all alone without anybody knowing where he went. This naturally led to his mom almost having a heart attack. Oh and this big independent boy did put his shoes on before heading out to his favorite restaurant. Marissa Phiffer—who goes by @mamarissax2 on TikTok—shared how one of her three-year-old twins, Aiden, shocked her while everyone in the family was taking a nap. 

Image Source: TikTok | @mamarissax2
Image Source: TikTok | @mamarissax2

The video was viewed almost three million times and was captioned, "Y’all I genuinely have never felt so sick and scared! We already had the basement door switched out so we can lock it at night but now. I need something for the front door! You never think it can happen to you, till it does!! Ya'll know I got this house babyproofed as much as possible but omg." She explains in the video clip, "He was not in the house. He was not in the basement. He was not in the front yard or the backyard."

She shares that she was sleeping on the floor and so was everyone else when he put his little shoes on and walked away. She looked for him everywhere only to find him at McDonald's. Needless to say, she was left pretty stunned.

Image Source: TikTok | @mamarissax2
Image Source: TikTok | @mamarissax2

Other parents viewing her video also had similar instances to share and resonated with her. "My oldest did something very similar when she was 3. Glad this turned out well but I know how scary that was for you," shared @rokunohe. "My son did that, he was also 3 and he went to the park. I wasn't sleeping he was in the yard with his dad and he kept saying I went to the park," added @bobbijacobedoran.

"I was sleeping on the floor right next to their cribs," Phiffer shared with TODAY. When she realized her child was missing, Phiffer dialed 911 to report a missing child. "I really started to get nervous when he wasn’t in our neighbor’s yard. I thought that’s where I’d find him. They have a bunch of rocks and he likes to line them up and play with them," she adds. The police arrived in "two seconds" according to Phiffer and showed her a photograph. She let out a breath. Aiden answered the phone, and he was fine at a McDonald's across the street from their Wisconsin home.

Image Source: TikTok | @mamarissax2
Image Source: TikTok | @mamarissax2

A Good Samaritan, according to Phiffer, alerted authorities to a child who was wandering alone. Despite the fact that the restaurant is only 0.4 miles from Phiffer's house, she drove there with Aiden's sister. When she saw him, he said "Hi Mom!" She felt more relieved than angry.

Phiffer claims that when she asked Aiden why he did it, he replied, "I was hungry." Aiden loves McDonald's and will awaken from a deep slumber when his mother pulls up to a drive-thru window. "I almost bought him a Happy Meal, but I was embarrassed," she said. "I just wanted to get out of there. Fries, nuggets and apple slices—he'd eat that every day. But that was actually his first time going to the PlayLand there." Phiffer has since installed child-resistant safety locks and latches on the doors to prevent this from happening again.

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