The story caught my attention first when I saw a random tweet, something along the lines of “A 6 year old flying away in a craft project??” Minutes later I read the story out of Fort Collins. I turned CNN on and couldn’t avert my eyes the rest of my son’s 2 hour nap. I sat on the couch, fists clenched, breath held, and watched in terror as this homemade flying saucer tore through the sky, and at the time it was believed a 6 year old boy was in it.
OMG. I could NOT imagine. That poor kid. THOSE POOR PARENTS. It looked so fragile and so high. What if it popped? What if it crashed? What if there was a plane? What if the bottom fell out? You want to talk about Mommy Visions, well I had a serious case of them. I wanted to hurl. I wanted to puke all over the place just thinking of that poor boy, so scared, crying, helpless, maybe deprived of oxygen, maybe passed out. I CRIED. What a freak accident! What were the chances?!
Then they reported that he might have fallen out. WHAT? NO!! OMG. The visions, the visions were terrible, and the puking… it was in my throat… and I BAWLED. I did. I sobbed and I weeped and I cried my eyes out at the mere *thought* of that poor baby falling out. I prayed, which is something I, admittedly, do not do very often. I prayed the whole time I was watching it. I prayed out loud.
Then it landed. Oh, the landing was so nerve wracking, but I was so glad to see it come down so softly… but he wasn’t there. Then I cried some more. I cried off and on until I heard and interview with the Larimer County Sherriff’s department saying they were pretty sure he’s just hiding somewhere, afraid of getting in trouble.
I wanted to believe that, so I did, and I felt better… just a little bit. I hoped with all I had that he was just so afraid of setting free daddy’s toy that he hid, oblivious that the world stopped for him.
Then I saw this video where he and his two little brothers rap about “pussification”, and it made me really question his parent’s sanity. Who in their right mind encourages their sons to behave this way and say these things, especially so much as to go and produce and star in a video for them on YouTube? But whatever… I just wanted him to be found… and he was… and I was SO HAPPY. So happy.
Then I saw this clip from CNN, and I heard the words come out of Falcon’s (Balloon Boy) mouth in response to his dad relaying Wolf’s question, “Falcon, did you hear us calling your name at any time? … Why didn’t you come out?” to which he replied, “Uh… you guys said…. that we did this for the show.” WHAT THE HELL?? NO, really, WHAT? I watched it over and over, and it’s so apparent to me by the way he says it and the way the parents try to cover it up that he just busted his parents on live TV.
And now I’m PISSED. I’m so pissed. I PRAYED for your son today. I CRIED for you and your family today. I almost PUKED. Screw you Richard and Mayumi Heene… no… take that back… FUCK YOU.