Lynn's Comments: Letting my kids stay home alone happened rarely and only when I knew I could trust them! This meant not letting a bunch of friends in or digging into the liquor cabinet or calling someone in China as a prank. Another adult always knew where they were and had a key to the house. Still, Aaron's desire to hit the snacks before dinner was always a hazard of being home alone. I know the feeling. If there's a bag of Doritos in the house, it will go down before I heat up the leftovers.