Since starting preschool, Adam has developed an interest in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A few of his classmates talk about them, wear their clothing, and bring them for show 'n share on any week possible!
Over the past week, Adam has become extremely passionate about them. He made a mask out of colored paper. That night he and Shannon researched what one of their swords looked like and made it out of very thick cardboard. That allowed him to really start practicing his ninja moves! We watched a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode together on the internet and started at the beginning with Season 1, Episode 1. I woke up the next morning with an idea of how to make him a turtle shell out of the same cardboard and attach it with a belt so he could get it on and off.
He spends alot of his spare time, from the moment he wakes up, practicing his ninja moves. Starting at 4pm one day he began asking "When is Master Splinter coming home?" Master Splinter is the large rat who teaches the turtles and apparently he has deemed Shannon as the older, wiser Master Splinter. Now they have their own language in how they talk to each other.
I am going with the flow and encouraging his current passion, allowing him to be all boy, even if it means I giggle every now and then. It is certainly a time that his imagination is exploding, whether that is expressed thru the creative Legos he is building or the ninja storyline he is acting out.