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(, Thu 26 Aug 2010, 12:47)
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I'm really sorry Mum
But when I was 14, you bought me a Sega Megadrive as a surprise Christmas present and hid it in your cupboard. You bought it early (maybe around August) to ensure you had it in plenty of time.

Unfortunately you underestimated the sheer nosiness of your son, and one bored afternoon when you took my sister to ballet, I found it along with a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog.

I couldn't believe my luck, so I thought I would push it as far as humanly possible. I very carefully unpacked it from the box and proceeded to plug in and play for the next hour until I was certain you were due home.

I repeated this little ritual twice a week (in tandem with my sister's ballet lessons) right up until Christmas when to be honest I was a bit bored of it.

The lack of enthusiasm on my face Xmas morning must have broken your heart, as I barely touched the thing all day. I always feel bad about this at Xmas, especially as I now have my own kids and know how hard it is to save up for things you think they'll love.

Still it serves her right for never buying me a Mr.Frosty when I asked for one every year, and buying my sister one when she didn't even want it.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 16:18, 11 replies)
My brother used to be almost obsessive about findoing out what he got for Christmas. I was never interested.

Problem was, he used to go rooting around in cupboards etc, to find out what he'd got, and he'd also find out what I'd got and show it to me. Fucker.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 16:47, closed)
I felt sorry for your mum until the last sentence.
To be honest I'm surprised you could ever forgive her, Mr Frosty was the nads.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 17:17, closed)
This is why I hate ritual present buying.
If your mom had been, for example, a Jehova's Witness then you'd have been given the present when she bought it, not when Catholic/Pagan ritual decrees.
Presents can, and should, be fun to givw and recieve but enforced present giving just leads to problems.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 17:26, closed)
Bah, humbug.

(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 18:20, closed)
my sister bought me a pair of ruby earrings
with her first week's wages. i found them in her wardrobe and absolutely loved them, but they were for christmas, so i couldn't wear them.
4 weeks before christmas, we got burgled and my ruby earrings were stolen. i wish i'd never seen them, i wouldn't have been so gutted :(
also, mr. frosty was fucking ace.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 17:27, closed)
Mr Frosty
I wanted one when I was a kid, I look at it now and think "why?" Why would I want one? Id be so bored within about half an hour. Hype eh?
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 18:04, closed)
As a ute, I really wanted a Spiderman action figure for Christmas
I kept asking and asking until one day in the first or second week of December my mom snapped, went into her room, retrieved said action figure and jammed it in my arms saying, "Fine, just have it then and quit badgering me."

I have never felt so ungrateful in my life. I tried to give it back, but the damage was done.

Poor, dear, sweet mom. She deserved better spawn.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 18:22, closed)
Your mom and mine can swap stories, two xmases in a row that happened. 'Cept it didn't bother me
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 19:36, closed)
If you can, and if you haven't already, tell her!
At least laughing and teasing you now will make up for any disappointment then. =p
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 22:54, closed)
I am constantly reminded by my family of my early birthdays
when i was opening presents, put them to the side and say 'next!'

If I recall correctly they all found it funny at the time, but they were no doubt al little bit hurt/ embarrassed. For that i am sorry.
(, Thu 2 Sep 2010, 9:06, closed)
Is the exact same thing that I did!!
(, Thu 2 Sep 2010, 13:15, closed)

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