In real life, it might have been a tragedy, but this cartoon baby is a genius. By the time they both get home, he’ll have prepared their tax returns, filled out his own application to prep school, and groomed the cat. He’s too short to reach the stove though, so he’s probably hungry.
PS – sometimes parents aren’t irresponsible, just overworked and stressed out. My mother forgot me at daycare or school or accidentally left me home a couple times over my kid years, and I was fine for an hour till she remembered and came haul-a$$ing back for me. She was usually more upset than I was. And nothing tastes better than apology ice cream.