I remember one year I really wanted a bike. This was not a sibling gift, but my main present, probably one of the few presents I got that year.
My old bike had been a hand me down from my brothers- green and black and definitely showing it's age. One night when I didn't put it away, leaving it in the front yard, which I had probably done many times before, it got stollen- that old green and black boys bike was never seen again. I can't say I was totally sad about that.
I wanted a real bike, a girls bike.
It was the one thing I asked for, so I had a feeling I would get it.
Christmas morning came. I woke up early, as I always did, having to then try and patiently wait for the rest of my family to wake up. My oldest brother was the worst, we employed all kinds of trick over the years to try to get him out of bed on Christmas morning.
Finally, it was time for presents. I ran into the family room, where our tree was that year and looked around, disappointed that I didn't see a bike, even stating such outlaid to my family.
My family all began to laugh.
"What is funny?" I asked.
"You didn't get a bike?" they asked, "are you sure?"
|Me 1980 something with my new bike on Christmas morning|
As you see, right in front of the tree, covered in a sheet was a very big present, a very obvious bike.
I have no idea how I missed it as it was literally right in front of the tree.
This is one of those memories I will never forget of past Christmases. One of those things I will always remember, kind of the like the "Best bother" sign I made my for my brother, spelling never was my strong suite.
Did you have a present you really wanted as a child?