Six years old and grounded for life! Those kids are sure in a big heap of trouble. But the second or third thought to cross my mind was this: When I was 3 years old, a friend of my dad’s took him, my mom, and me, up in a private four-seater airplane. While in flight, enchanted by the view, I decided I could get a much better look if I just opened the airplane door.... I can still see my hand reaching out toward that tantalizing handle.... My parents never let me live that one down. Kids do think they have great ideas – and I’m sure those two balloon caper boys thought they were enormously clever....!
PS - I have the TV on in the background now and I just heard the whole balloon thing might have been a "hoax". We were speculating at work it might have been some kind of publicity stunt - we shall see...!