Oh my goodness. I just saw this family on "Wife Swap." I know who they are.
Well you don't need to explain anything if you don't wanna and I'll get back to playing with my TI-89 Titanium.
Aw crap. The news is bad again.
Evidently there was a box attached to the bottom of the balloon. And the brother is saying that's what the kid climbed into. And the box hasn't been found.
(The balloon had ~ 100 lbs of lift. Kid is 50 lbs.)