Friday, October 16, 2009
The "balloon boy" might have exposed the family's hoax. When asked by his father why he didn't come out when he heard his name being called on live TV he did what kids do, they tell the truth when asked by he dad why he didn't come out of hiding when he heard his name being called: "You guys said we did this for a show." There has been much speculation that the parents planned this scheme which included local and federal agencies. The parents seem to appreciate science and expose their children to the wonders of it. This is good. More parents I think should do this. But something else seems amiss here. While watching the clip of the interview on CNN yesterday, I was not paying much attention to what the parents were saying; I was looking at the reaction on the kids' faces. The older boys' faces seems to tell the story. They look quite scared of the family secret being revealed as they look up at their parents. What kind of parents would expose their children to such a hoax?