Tell us about the toy you had to have for the holidays when you were a kid, only to find out it was kinda disappointing once you had it.
Extra Credit: Tell us the most unrealistic holiday gift request you ever made.
When I was 6, I asked and begged and asked some more for roller skates. All my friends had them. The kind I had in my mind were the kind they had (lace up kind with the stopper in the front) and I just assumed my parents would know that.
So Christmas that year rolls around and I open the box, and it is the old fashioned metal kind you adjust over your shoes. I was shocked. I don't remember if I said anything at that moment. I remember using them a few times and putting them on a shelf in the garage.
I was at my parents house a few weeks back helping my Dad clean out the attic and while I was on the ladder I happened to see them. It brought all that back, and I told my Dad about it and we had a good laugh. I thanked him for them because I told him that I didn't think I did back then.
The most unrealistic Holiday gift I ever asked for was when I was 8. My sister had just got her driving permit and they were giving her the old car (a Comet) while they went and got a new one (a Caprice Classic that I ended up with when I turned 16). I remember we were at the Chevy dealership and I spotted a Vega.
When my parents asked me what I wanted for Christmas I showed them clippings from ads that I had saved. I don't remember what I got that year, but I didn't get the Vega!