With all the kids sitting on Santa's knee telling him those items they want more than anything, made me think about my childhood days. What did you want more than anything in the world, how old were you and did you get it?
I wanted a Sindy.... got one on my 18th though! I dont think my parents liked me performing brain surgery on my dolls - my tiny tears went through hell (with no anaesthetic either!) - I was a strange child, but there again, Im a strange adult! hehehe
oh, man, talk about disappointment, huh?
I think I was 8, maybe 9, but I really think I was 8 - and I wanted a Chemistry set. I really, really wanted one!! Didn't get it, though.
Then, when I was 9, or 10, but I think 9, I wanted this toy tree-house, thingy. Kinda like a doll house, with something like Weebles, (the tree popped up & open to expose the living quarters) and I got it. Odd, I really disliked dolls of any kind, but I liked that d@mn tree-house thingy!
I got everything I wanted, except a Chopper bike. My parents said they were dangerous and I still resent it - and I still want one.
An Easy Bake Oven, KCC. My sister had one and I just dreamed of making those delightful (not) brownies. I never got one, but both my girls have one now. Can you say living vicariously? I also wanted Light Bright sooooo badly. Tried to make my own version, but it just didn't turn out too well.
I remember a few years ago a friend told me about always wanting a Lite Brite and never getting it. I found one of the miniature ones that come on the end of a pen. Not sure if you've seen them. (Go to Google images and put in Lite Brite pen and there is one photo.) I bought her one. When I gave it to her she cried. She was so happy, you'd thought I had given her a million dollars.
I was 7 in 1975 and the coolest toy around was called "Hugo Man of a Thousand Faces" I did get it for Christmas that year and it was real creepy and fun.
That is creepy, Richard. But, I bet you had a blast with it!
LOL I remember the glue not working too well and I used some of my dads super glue to give myself a mustache... Trip to the ER and I really expected a good whooping but there were to many laughs at my expense. LOL I did what 7 year old boys do, play with stuff you're not supposed to play with.
Oh no! So, was the idea to dress him up or you? It is based on a TV show?
There was one year that I made a list of about ten things and I got every single one of them. I commented on Christmas morning, "I got everything I wanted and more!". I remember my dad being so proud that he was able to do it. Now, mind you, I never asked for big things. So, it's not like my parents were rich and spoiled me.
I remember my dad being so proud that he was able to do it.
How sweet that you noticed this! Many kids wouldn't have.
I remember this poster well. A boy in my class (we were in junior high) got 3 days suspension for wearing a t-shirt to school with this exact poster on it. It was decided that it was far too revealing to wear to school.
I still haven't got one, but I did get to help exercise and train a beautiful Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred cross for several years, so that was the next best thing.
I wanted a bike. I was 8. I had a tiny kid's one, and I was too tall for it.
And I got it! A pink Bianca bike. I adored it, cycled to first primary and secondary school every days for years.
My second wish was for a Baby Alive doll, that peed and poo pooed when you fed her. I earned with an 'E' for Excellent on a report card.
My first? A horse, of course. I wished on every turkey's wishbone until my thirty-sixth Thanksgiving! The following spring, my dream came true. Two Shetland ponies and a Quarter horse.
I am still thanking the stars.
There were two things that I wanted more than anything as kid. One was a little sister, the other was a Lego train set.
When I was 25, I finally got the sister. Still waiting on the train set
I want a remote control helicopter.
My mother didn't want to buy me one because she said it's for boys. My father bought me one though, but I didn't get the chance to play with it cause I was too young for it then. I'm gonna buy one now after i get my X-mas bonus
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