Poor little guy! The things we do for kids...but they're worth it!
I had onions go to seed and they were IMO pretty. I had onions coming up every year for the rest of the time I was there and I purposely let them go to seed. After I left my planting beds were planted with grass and I've wondered if they still have onions coming up.
Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..