Mrs. Barrett didn't tell Dawn, the babysitter, that Marnie was allergic to chocolate. After finishing their snack, Buddy, the son, goes outside to wait for Dawn and his two sisters and disappears. Dawn and the girls walk around looking for him, but can't find him. Dawn finally calls the police and a neighbor helps call the neighborhood families together to start searching for Buddy. After several hours, Buddy calls home and says he is with his dad (the Barrett's are going through a divorce). Mr. Barrett was mad at Mrs. Barrett for constantly forgetting his visiting days and tried to teach her a lesson by taking Buddy away. At the end, Buddy comes home safely, the police talk to Mr. and Mrs. Barrett, and the Barretts have to go to counseling.