Leaving the nest can be difficult for parents and their kids. Thankfully, it doesn’t usually happen until they’re grown up.
Kenzie Lund of Maple Grove, Minnesota, may only be 5, but she was born with a heart condition and has already faced her fair share of difficulties. These days she’s a healthy, happy child who adores her family — to the point that she can’t imagine ever leaving them behind!
“She’s just a funny little girl and has been through a lot,” Jessica Baker, her mom, said. “Everyone says she will be a performer. She’s quite the character.”
If you need proof, here it is! Jessica was driving with Kenzie in the car one day when the little girl started thinking about her future. “When do I start living on my own?” she asked.
“I started saying, ‘When you’re 18, you go off to college and live in the dorms,'” her mom explained. “And she just kind of lost it.”
Jessica captured the adorable meltdown on video and shared it on Twitter, where it soon went viral. In the clip, we see Kenzie strapped into her car seat as she wails about the very idea of leaving home.
“I don’t want to go to college! I’ll miss my mom and dad!” she cries as Jessica tries to console her. Something tells us that by the time she’s older, she’ll be ready to fly the coop, but she wasn’t hearing any of it!
Naturally, Jessica plans to keep this video in a safe place so she can use it at the perfect moment one day. This would make a great memory for her graduation party, don’t you think?
We love our family too, Kenzie! Leaving home is an important rite of passage, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. The good news is it’s still a long way off for this little homebody!
Watch her sweet meltdown in the video above, and don’t forget to share the love with your friends.
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