Liar liar pants on fire

You know we are in a sorry state when the highest aspirations a couple has is to become reality tv stars….what’s even worse is when a couple will look for any means necessary to accomplish that goal. Yep, I wanted to not even talk about those folks but really its just too good to ignore. Yes, I am talking about balloon boy and his family or more specifically Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of poor little Falcon, the child who did not fly away.

Look, like I told someone Stevie Wonder could see from the get go that this was a bullshit ass story. When it comes to science and shit, I am not the sharpest tool in the shed but as I looked at that jiffy pop looking concoction, I couldn’t see anyway that a child could have been in there. Secondly had my kid flown off in a big ass balloon, calling the news media would not have been high on my list of things to do. Call me crazy but 911 would have been my first call.

Well as we all know, the powers to be are saying it looks like the Heene’s planned this story in hopes of seeking fame and fortune and maybe even their own reality show. Though it looks like if they get away without sitting in some jail cells for a bit they ought to be real happy.

As a parent I must say what bugs me about this story is that they clearly are teaching their kids to lie, after all poor little Falcon blurted it out on live tv “we did it for the show”. I have to say this caused me to laugh since if you have ever spent anytime around small kids, they are real good at blurting shit out. Yet most of us strive to teach our kids to tell the truth, not lies. I mean think about it, what kind of parent brings their kids into a harebrained scheme such as this? One’s with issues, I tell you.

Unforunately for the Heene’s, their son seems to have a conscience and could not lie, literally…it made him sick to his stomach. I saw that poor child on tv puking and his Dad, was just an ice cold prick. I have to be honest, if I had been in the room with Dad, he would have gotten slapped, plain and simple. What he did to his kids was abusive, no question about it.

There is nothing wrong with aspirations and while I started this off putting down reality star wannabe’s, really there is no issue if that is what you really want to do. Yet when your desire for such things crosses over to lying and scheming and involving innocent kids, well that is wrong. So to Richard I say liar, liar pants on fire. May the po-po throw the book at you and may you end up paying a healthy fine as well as sitting in a cell for a while thinking about why teaching your kid to lie is really a bad idea.

Perhaps, Mayumi can get off and maybe take her kids away while Richard is cooling his heels in the clink and think about whether it’s a good idea to stay married to a man who would harm a child in such a way.

Parenting is already hard work without looking to intentionally corrupt our kids.