Kids and reality: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Saw this today: His sister in danger, 4-year-old plays hero.

The robber was holding a gun to 5-year-old Mary Long’s head when a 3-foot-tall Mighty Morphin Power Ranger leapt into the room. “Get away from my family,” 4-year-old Stevie Long shouted, punctuating his screams with swipes of his plastic sword and hearty “yah, yahs.”

The robber and his accomplice, who was waiting outside the apartment Friday night, fled with credit cards, jewelry, cash and other items that Stevie’s mother, Jennifer Long, dumped from her purse.

“I scared the bad guys away,” Stevie said Tuesday evening at the apartment at 901 Chalk Level Road in north Durham.

The most interesting part is at the bottom: the 4-year old hero actually believes he morphed into a power ranger. This rings a bell – our kids also have believed, or stated vociferously that they believe, all kinds of interesting things … like being Spiderman.

[tags] kids, reality, mighty morphin power rangers, hero, john koetsier [/tags]