I have verified this story with the Hero's mother. It is true. I thought it would be a good story as the grandchildren are gearing up to dress up for Halloween.
His mom was understanding and lovingly checked him out making sure he was okay, then she admonished him to not do it again. He took the admonishment to heart. LOL He may not have been a rocket scientist at 6 but he wasn't stupid either.
That is the wonderful part of the story.
The GreatMother revealed to me that at 7 she had done the same thing off their porch. She said she can remember standing and envisioning how she would swoop up just before she would hit the ground. She laughs and says..."Well, it didn't work." I love it.
My second son unknowingly followed in their footsteps. At 4, he decided to jump out of a loft with a hanger to break his fall like batman's implements. Well, it didn't. Isn't life grand.