As a student, I am always looking forward - forward to the next semester, to graduation, and to when I can finally have my own classroom.  But today, I'm looking back... on my childhood... and I would like you to do the same.    

Is there anything from your childhood that you wish you still had?  Maybe a favourite game, a close friend, or even a feeling?  My answer to this question, albeit materialistic, is something that I used to play with for hours and hours... and hours: my Ninja Turtles action figures.  
This isn't a picture of my collection, but these are the exact ones that I had.  My collection had pretty every character imaginable - all four turtles and their different themed costumes, April, Splinter, Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady - and I even had their party van.  I used to take those things with me everywhere - to bed, outside, swimming, on vacation - I mean everywhere.  They were such a big part of my life.  It's funny how something so small can have so much meaning in a child's life.  

About five years ago, my mom told me that all of my turtles were sold at a garage sale.  Needless to say, I was beyond upset.  Even though I wouldn't play with them now (actually, I can't make any promises!), I would still get a sense of joy from them... just a different kind.  The kind that reminds me of a simpler time when all that mattered was planning the next adventure that me and my turtles would go on. 

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