Alfie's Nursery School is right next door to the Big School where the big boys go. Alfie and Bernard wish that they could be friends with the most popular big boy, Ian Barger, but Ian never takes any notice of the little kids. One Saturday morning, mom takes Alfie and Annie Rose to a Plant Pot Sale. Alfie hasn't been there long when he spots Ian Barger screaming and yelling that he wants his mommy. Ian grabs Alfie's hand and holds onto him very tightly until his mom returns.