Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Childhood Favorite

Children Laugh as They Lay in Wrapping Paper from Christmas Presents


I have had so much fun reading about your favorite gifts to give! You are all so thoughtful and creative!

While we're on the subject of Christmas gifts, I would like to know what was your favorite or most memorable gift that you received as a child?

I have to say that mine was the year I got a horse (I do live in Texas after all). We lived on a farm and after opening all the presents under the tree I was a little disappointed. My brother had opened several gifts and all I had was some candy in my stocking and a book. I didn't say a word though. I remember thinking that I didn't want to make my parents think I was ungrateful. Then my mother called me to come out to the front yard. There was my step-dad with a beautiful horse with a bow in her mane. I was thrilled to pieces!

19 comments:

Leila said...

You lived our dream...

Poppy said...

Oh wow, what a dream come true for a little girl! A memory you will never forget!

I remember the year I wanted a watch. When I opened the package, it was a toy one. I didn't say anything except thank you, but later in the day my Dad asked me to swap my toy watch with whatever he was holding in his hand. I didn't want to give up my toy watch! Eventually he persuaded me to open the little package...yes, you guessed it...a REAL watch! I'll always remember that moment! :)

.:Then Comes Wife:. said...

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My favorite gift without hesitation was a Book entitle: The Fourteen Bears Summer and Winter.

I would spend hours looking at all the pictures and the decor in each tree house. That book is one of my favorites today...but it is out of print.

I told my husband that I would be eternally grateful if i got a copy for Christmas.

Livin' in the Sonshine said...

That is such a sweet Christmas memory!
I think for me it was the times spent with my brother and sister staring at the reflection of the colors from the color wheel onto our little aluminum tree.

Tracy said...

What a wonderful Christmas that must have been !

Queen of Quite A Lot said...

Without a doubt it was when I got my Mrs. Beasley doll. I loved her like nobody's business! Every now and then I look and see if I can find another one. And from another Texas girl, what a wonderful gift that was for you!

ChaChaneen said...

Darling pic! My favorite childhood gift was when I got a kitchen set of both a sink and stove that was made out of metal and it came with accessories! I lurved it! Not surprising I still love to be in the kitchen today.

klutzymama said...

A pony! Every little girl's dream!
My most memorable gift was Care Bears roller skates! I wanted them so bad and didn't think I was gonna get them, so when I opened them I squealed and jumped all over the house. I then promptly went out into the freezing December weather and roller skated all over the neighborhood!

Aleksandra Robinson said...

I'd played the flute for 7 years and was working toward eventually going to conservatory. I wanted a new flute SO BADLY but knew we couldn't afford one. Then Christmas came and there it was -- a beautiful silver open-hole flute just for me. My parents had been saving some money my grandfather had left behind and they used it to buy the flute. I screamed so loudly I'm surprised the neighbors didn't call the police. :)

P.S. Long-time reader of your blog, love it!

PRINCESS LAURA LIS said...

What a lovely picture! It's so funny! I love Christmas! It's so nice to see the childrens are so happy! Have a beautiful day!

Kimberly said...

I told my husband the first Christmas we celebrated as a married couple, I wanted a Christmas baby, he wanted clarification, did i want to get pregnant at Christmas, or have a baby then, i said i don't care..Christmas Eve 1991, i found out baby # 3 was on the way..Then on Dec. 21,1995...baby#4 was born..I got pregnant Christmas 1996, and my 9th child was born a little over 2 weeks early on Dec. 13...i guess he was right after all and clarification was in order..

pinkkandy said...

I really dont remember a certain gift...I just remember the wonderful tickle y feeling ..my Mother always made Christmas.... so special...after my parents got a divorce ..things were bad so the years just blended in sadness..so after I had my own children ..I always have tried to make it extra special...nice blog...
God Bless Kandy

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Barb J. said...

Wow! You got the gift that most girls only dream of getting!

prashant said...

That is such a sweet Christmas memory!


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Anonymous said...

You got a horse? Lucky. All I wanted was a monkey. Never got it.
Retrohousewife

Breast-cancer said...

What a lovely picture! It's so funny! I love Christmas!
Have a wonderful day! thanks

Fruitful Vine2 said...

That was definitely a gift to remember especially with the initial disappointment.

Ruth MacC said...

For three years I asked for a bike. Santa finally got me one (My granny got it) and left a note saying 'be sure to share it with Nicola', myh sister. That 'note' caused more trouble than anything! By the time I learned how to ride it, it was in bits:o( I am one of ten children!!!