Friday, October 16, 2009

Balloon Boy- My thoughts

When I first heard about balloon boy, I decided not to look. It really upsets me when I hear or read about children hurt or in danger. So, I thought to myself that I hope he is ok. I was on twitter reading my friends tweets and I kept seeing things about balloon boy.

I noticed that one of the trending topics was Wife Swap. I really like watching Wife Swap because it is funny and interesting. We like to see how long it takes for the other mother to say it makes me so sad or start crying over silly things. So I decided to click on the trending topic. I thought they were talking about the next season instead I saw that balloon boy was none other than Falcon Heene. It was weird because earlier I was watching Wife Swap before I even knew much about balloon boy and I thought of the Heene’s because the episode with the family that they ended up swapping with on the viewer’s choice swap was on.

As soon as I saw that it was the Heene’s, I thought this is a hoax or a cheap publicity stunt. I started questioning on twitter if someone saw him then why didn’t they stop him. I also said, A six year old weighs like 50 pounds how can a Mylar balloon hold that much weight. It reminded me of the episode of the Simpsons where “Timmy” fell down the well but it was really Bart with a radio pretending.

The reasons I didn’t believe that balloon boy was really in the balloon are:

1. The Heene’s are crazy. They chase tornadoes and they don’t seem to really care about their kids because they put them in danger and take them out of school.

2. Richard Heene is someone who seems like he would do ANYTHING for 15 minutes of fame. I mean they did go on Wife Swap twice. PS. They weren’t that entertaining. I would take any other family over them any day.

3. The whole weight thing. I am not a rocket scientist by any means but I just thought it didn’t sound right to me

4. In the words of Judge Judy, If it doesn’t make sense then it’s probably not true.

Later Falcon was found hiding in the attic. Ok I am glad he wasn’t hurt but I don’t believe for a minute that it wasn’t orchestrated by the parents. They said that they called his name for 5 to 7 minutes. If it were my child I would of ran around the house and garage and attic like a maniac to find my child. I wouldn’t just call his name and just be like oh no he flew away!

Why didn’t anyone search the house? Like the police or anyone? I am commending those who were involved in the search for balloon boy but I just don’t understand how he could of hidden that long. The Heene adults didn’t seem too shook up about it at all. I think it was a terrible waste of resources and media time. I am sure Mr. Richard Heene was just trying to get his new stupid invention on the air. Maybe Wife Swap didn’t want them on again so he had to come up with a new plan.

So, those are my thoughts on Balloon Boy.

1 comment:

  1. My husband said it sounded rigged as soon as they said the boy was flying. I'm glad he was possibly right because the alternative is horrifying.