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A four-year-old boy in Sligo claiming he's moving house because he doesn't want to go to bed is just the best

He has the plan well thought through.

THROWING A TANTRUM and threatening to move house is a rite of passage for every child.

And last night it was Alfie McTiernan in Sligo’s turn to shine.

Luckily, his uncle Noel was there to capture the glorious moment on film.

“My 4-year-old nephew Alfie decided he’s moving to a different house because he doesn’t want to go to bed”

What a standoff.

We join the saga with Alfie getting his shoes on to “move to another house”

scneestarts Source: Noel McTiernan

This is serious.

But wait, it’s dark outside, and Alfie requires some equipment for the move:

“I’m not going! I want a lamp!”

scneestarts2 Source: Noel McTiernan

Uncle Noel duly obliges, and gives him the flashlight from the couch.

“It’s gone dead!”

scneestarts3 Source: Noel McTiernan

This needs to be resolved before Alfie flies the nest:

I’m looking for the charger for this. I’m not going until I get the charger for this.

The standoff continues on the stairs

scneestarts4 Source: Noel McTiernan

At this point, you start getting the feeling that Alfie isn’t convinced by his big plan.

Where are you going?

“I’m not telling you. I’m going to a different house – because I said so”

scneestarts5 Source: Noel McTiernan

Finally, with the threat of the mysterious Al Francis, Alfie agrees to head on to bed.

What a tense and adorable negotiation.

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