“I don’t think I could handle having a mentally ill child” “I don’t think I can handle having a physically handicapped child” “I don’t think I could handle having a trans child” “I don’t think I could handle having a gay child” “I don’t think I could han-”
The thing about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I never see referenced is that Splinter was essentially a single dad raising four rambunctious boys and that could NOT have been easy. So this piece titled “Daddy!!!” is my tribute to the first super heroes I ever became a fan of, to single dads everywhere, and to anyone who’s ever burned a pizza in the oven.
Robert Selby went viral after gluing a feeding tube to his stomach and snapping a selfie with his 3-year-old son Chace. Chace had to get one for his heart condition. Selby spoke to Mic about being a father and inspiring his son.