I apologize. Undoubtedly, my own fond childhood memories coupled with a pretty terrific set of parents has mislead my thinking on the aims of other families. IT WAS A HOAX!!!!!!
How naive could I have been? Did I actually think that Falcon Heene was throwing up for no reason on the morning show? The lies and scam that his parents perpetrated would make anyone vomit. So much for the piety of parenthood. Fame, money and the lure of reality television trumps holding a regular job any day of the week.
Heaven help us. But most of all, help Falcon Heene and his brothers.