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Revisiting a Childhood Favorite: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! - The February Fox
When I first moved in with my husband, we had almost nothing to our names. He was a touring musician, constantly on the road and not in need of a home, and I had moved cross country with two cats and whatever else would fit in my car. One of the first things we did was head to his family’s storage unit to get his stuff that had been packed away from over the years. He was giddy opening each box that was stuffed with video games, comic books, and more sentimental items he was happy to revisit with. Undoubtedly, his favorite box contained his childhood action figures. We talked for hours afterwards about the dreams we had for our future, including how he hoped he’d get to share his collection with boys of his own. Nine years later and we’re parents of two little boys! Our first dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for Halloween one year and my husband took that as his cue to break out his vintage Master Splinter, Leatherhead, and the famous four turtles to celebrate this new chapter. We had officially moved past building blocks and stackable rings and into Tyler’s full-fledged parenthood …