Thursday, August 29, 2019

Your Turn

Present your parents would never buy you no matter how often you asked.

65 comments:

sandybrook said...

the blow up sex doll I saw in the ads from my brother's dirty mags

Count Jerkula said...

Laundry whore. My mom said I would have to purchase and import my own.

Mooney said...

A car at 16. So my grandpa gave me an old utility truck bought at city auction.

Sunkist said...

a sack of weed

Jon said...

Commodore 64.

Thia said...

Snoopy Snow Cone machine.

Gator said...

A horse

Gator said...

...And an Easy Bake Oven

AlleyKat said...

Lego...she would never buy me lego, it's a boys toy seemingly. Damn her to hell.

americanpanda said...

a dog

Farmgirl said...

Peace of mind

Alma's Daughter said...
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MeliticusBee said...

Crazy, it’s not a present but the thing that still irks me...
My mother would not buy Tang or Ovaltine...which I desperately wanted because “astronauts” and because my friends could drink them.

Fiendish Man said...

Color television. My father bought me a B&W set. In 1984! Why were they even still making them in 1984?

Tara Green said...

Not a toy, but dance or gymnastics classes.

I did get swimming lessons for 9 years though... and now I have broad shoulders.

I narrowly escaped becoming a stripper :-) Thanks mom.

Unknown said...

a doll lamp. They were sold at my father's furniture store but he would not give me one

BBore said...

Flamethrower.

Unknown said...

an easy bake oven... maybe Ill go buy it myself now

Freebird said...

You should! The cakes tasted like crap, but were super fun to make. I say go for it!

Freebird said...

😂

Freebird said...

Go buy yourself some! I’m craving Ovaltine, now that you mentioned it. 😛

hothotheat said...

Extra Barbie stuff. I got a few outfits but no dream house, no car.

LC said...

Easy Bake Oven

La Morena said...

My pony .

Pissoff said...

Suicide Vest

smiller2000 said...

Calvin Klein Jeans. My mom would only buy me Levi’s.

ClareJanes said...

Trampoline

Substance D said...

A day pass to Epstein Island.

Alana said...

@Unknown...I recently bought Easy Bake oven used but cake mixes so expensive I never used it.

A.Claire said...

A guitar.

Donna said...

Y'all got some good ones.

I'll have to go with a hip-length white bunny fur jacket (70s) that I could never understand why I never got (!)

I did end up having a friend who had a bunny jacket in every color, and I'll never forget the look on my mom's face when I ran into her at the mall dressed in one of my friend's bunny jackets, Calvin Klein jeans, and stilettos. I think I was 15. Hilarious to think about it now.

Brayson87 said...

That's actually a funny story but I tell it too often. ;)

Em and 'im said...

@Alana you can make your own cake mixes for pennies for the Easy Bake oven. I haven’t tried them but re Jews are good. Here’s one link https://unsophisticook.com/how-to-make-easy-bake-oven-mixes/

Em and 'im said...

A Barrie doll. My mother thought teenage dolls with plastic boobs and skimpy outfits weren’t wholesome for a 5 year old.

ilovesunglasses said...

Motorized scooter and a Monkey. I probably would have ended up paralyzed, or had a chimp rip my face off.

Ann said...

Motorized go cart. I begged, prayed, pleaded for a go cart for Christmas. Instead my parents got me a bicycle. I hated that bicycle. I loathed that bike. My mother was afraid I would injure myself on the go cart. Thus the bicycle. To this day I still want a go cart.

Em and 'im said...

Barbie Doll, not Barrie doll! 😂

Randaleese said...

Can’t think of a single thing. I was blessed, and yes, a bit spoiled. I didn’t ever ask for a lot..no need.. they were VERY GOOD to me..However, the best gift they DID give me..their time.. I had a wonderful childhood, young adulthood, and a few more years into my 30s. NEVER were they ever too busy for me, or my sister.

DarylsBigFan said...

Piano lessons. That was all I wanted. Badly.

The school even called and offered to help, but we didn't take charity.

I was told I had perfect pitch, natural rhythm and was an excellent candidate for piano or percussion . I was always going into the music room at school.

If your kid has a passion or talent ..pursue it. Let them give it a try. Find a way.

TVAnnie said...

WonderBread. My Mom insisted on baking all of our bread and rolls and made nearly everything from scratch. In the 60's and early 70's when I was growing up I felt very persecuted because I did not have WonderBread sandwiches. When I went away to school I got my first taste of store bought bread and was sorely disappointed. My Dad mailed me a loaf of Mom's bread, a knife and a jar of peanut butter. I never complained about her baking, ever again.

gabes_human said...

Absolutely nothing. I was pretty spoiled-only daughter and grand daughter.

Dennis said...

8 yrs old, 1979- Never cxould getb thyem to buy me a Rom the Space Knight and any clothes that didnt come from walmart.

Unknown said...

A unicycle.

Unknown said...

An official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.

fairylights said...

A horse. The closest I got was riding lessons.

Vita said...

As Ive mentioned before, an arcade-sized Q-Bert, pierced ears and a puppy were multi-year "No"s. I was the youngest by many years, and spoiled in many ways, but I usually accepted there was wisdom behind their decisions. In my teens, I eventually got the puppy and pierced ears, but I wouldnt have been mad if someone said yes to my childhood request of an otter. Im sure a baby pool and slide in the basement would have kept it happy!

AbbyRock said...

A pony
A car
My grandparents gave me my first car. It was their navy blue 1964 suicide door Lincoln. Best car ever - wish I still had it. The car would cost a fortune in gas. I think I remember my grandfather saying it got 8 miles to the gallon.
My friends and I nicknamed it The Tank.

Ava said...

Easy bake oven. I remember my mom bought me the little mix's though and she let me make one in our actual oven LOL not quite the same.

Rob Horine said...

The portable C64,

OKay said...

We always got pretty much what we wanted between birthdays and Christmas. I never got a pony or a car, but even as a kid I knew that was never going to happen.

Samantha the 1st said...

A pet.

KWood said...

Easy bake oven

Em22 said...

Not sure if anyone's ever told you this, but if you got one of those.... You'd have shot your eye out!!! So, actually, you are super lucky your parents loved you enough NOT to have gotten you one. It probably saved your eyes!
Unless, of course, they just saved you the time, poked your out, and said "see...well, not anymore, lol....we saved you the time and energy, & just poked your eye out for you instead, that way you wouldn't have to experience "g_n violence" & feeling foolish when you shot your own eye out. We also saved your self-esteem'. Now that's going above and beyond the call of parenting!
Lol, ok, that went dark... Haha, probably too much time spent every night this week working on my creepy haunted doll collection that I sell at my booth in an antique mall, haha! That, and it's obviously past my bedtime, lol! ;P

More Cowbell said...

This question is really triggering me.
There were so many things I asked for and never got. Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. Everyone had them in middle school. My parents were divorced, and we had no money.
Forget about getting the doll house that my dad promised to build me for Christmas when I was seven years old. That didn't get worked on until April. When my dad was working on it in the basement, he came upstairs with a gun to his head threatening to commit suicide.
Needless to say, I never got the dollhouse.

Susan Bahns said...

motorcycle

Fat B'stard said...

Farrah Fawcett.

luckythewondercat said...

A crushed velvet pant suit with bell bottoms in midnight blue. This is when I was about 7 and I looked for that outfit every time we went to Sears and Roebuck. Sears was a popular store back then and they had catalogs the size of phone books. You might say they were the Amazon of the 1960s.

I miss those days because we had to wait longer to get things so when we finally got something it was a big deal. We were happy with board games and 45s and stuffed animals and books. At least we got to use our imaginations.
And we had more privacy.

I am thankful for my analog childhood.

Mango said...

My dad grew up as a poor child of immigrants, so he was determined to give us everything he never had. My mother was the indulged only child of wealthy parents and grew up wishing she had siblings, so she wanted her kids to have brothers and sisters to play with. My parents had four kids, and our Christmases and birthdays were lavish. Thanks Mom and Dad!

James Howlett said...

Food.

Brayson87 said...

More Cowbell wins this one

PurplePuffin said...

A pet monkey. I also wanted a parrot. I got that and still have him almost 50 years later. Excellent return on investment. ;)

d.c. said...

a dog. - I asked every day for over a year until my dad roared at me to never ask again because it would never ever happen. :(

Bubbles said...

Thia, I don't think my mother would've gotten me the Snoopy snow cone maker either, but my aunt bought it for my birthday so there are ways around a stubborn parent.

In Junior High I begged for some Frye cowboy boots as they were quite the rage and I remember the Christmas like yesterday, a box under the tree the perfect size for Frye cowboy boots. I was so excited and couldn't wait to try on my boots and prance around the Christmas tree. It was a freaking educational something or other.

And I never got sent to Barbizon Modeling School so all of those Vogue covers never shot are mommies fault too.

pickyvegetarian said...

pony

orangesoda said...

I never asked my parents for anything. We were very working class and I understood that they didn't have money. Every gift was a nice treat.

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