These, among others, are the greatest presents I ever received as a young child:
Thumbelina (I adored this doll – the doll that had the thumb permanently in her mouth). Doesn’t sound the greatest, however, she was the greatest doll to me.
Etch-A-Sketch – this to me was the invention of all inventions. I drew lines on this flat screen for hours – it was amazing.
64 Crayola Crayons – a necessity for any child, and I absolutely adored mine
Easy Bake Oven – I dislike cooking, even to this day, but I loved my Easy Bake just for the fact that I could create cookies that were never fully cooked, yet still tasted fantastic.
Memorable not so memorable gifts
Hot wax removal system thingy – this apparatus was absolute torture. When I applied the wax to my legs and tore the strip off; I am positive you could hear me scream clear across the city! This was painful stuff. I forgot the product name, as it went into the dumpster the next day. As for my legs, the hair was removed alright, as well as any possible hair follicles underneath and I didn’t have to shave for long after. Thanks, Aunt Sandy.
“The Clapper” Clap-On Clap-Off – This gadget uses a sound-activated switch sensitive to hand clapping to turn on/off such things advertised as: lamps, radio etc. (up to two appliances that are plugged into it). Too much clapping for me; felt as if I was at a concert. Thanks, but I forgot who gave this to me.
Chia Pet – Animal figurines where you plant live herbs which grow into fur/hair. Who gave this to me?
2 VHS Exercise Videos – One each Christmas from the same cousin. Perhaps I should have told her I didn’t care for the first video, but then possibly she took note of my physique and noted I could use a second video. These videos for me were a complete waste. I exercised for a week, and then fell off the wagon as usual. Sorry, Cousin Sally – I know you tried.
A Treasured Memory
This was a few years back. My husband and I had been living out West for seven years, spending every Christmas dining alone, and picking at our turkey dinner. We decided to return to live back East again, and it was our first Christmas together with family and friends; a memory I will treasure always. That will always be a treasured memory.