Time has been going way too quickly, but then again I'm excited to be in a home with someone who I love, and who has also proved to both him and myself that he loves me back. It IS kind of sad thinking about how the holidays will never be the same though. When I lived in New York, every single year that I can remember, we spent Christmas Eve at my Aunt Tricia and Uncle Bob's house. It was a big family ordeal with tons of awesome food, usually cooked by my dad, and almost all of my mom's immediate family. (Which was a lot) We would all spend hours opening the family gifts, and eating cookies and putting on plays for the adults and wondering about what cool toys we'd open up the following morning... And that is where this post comes into play.
Every year there was an "It Toy" that every kiddo under the sun hoped and prayed was under that tree.
I remember the year my mom went tot he mall during the wee-hours of the morning just to get my brother and I Furby's. I don't even remember the point to the thing, just that it went from speaking gibberish to speaking broken English, and it had creepy Bug eyes.
|Here's the Furby that I got... one night it started vibrating on my shelf, and it had no batteries in it. It was buried in the closet from that night forward...|
The biggest fad toy that ever existed had to be the Tickle-Me-Elmo. There are still new ones coming out today, and even though was probably between the ages of 12 and 14, I still wanted one. (and I even got one) The weird part about it though was that the thing convulsed... that always bugged me out.
|I'm sure this would be the best selling Tickle-Me-Elmo of all time.|
1) Not a fan of Home Alone
2) Have never watched Home Alone
3) Are too old or too young to know what Home Alone is.
The Talk Boy is like the ultimate in child spy technology. You could change your voice, record people's conversations, and then blackmail the shit out of people later on. Sure there was a pink version called the Talk Girl, but I was a bit of a tomboy as a kid, so I insisted on the boy version. Ahhh many many good times with that thing.
|Greatest child spy technology ever.|
Times have changed for me though... I can no longer load up my christmas list (or even have a list without seeming childish) with toys. Believe me when I say I want to... I could use a Hot Wheels track to set up in the new house! So since adults can't make Christmas lists, I decided to make one for them. Yes, all adults have the inner urge to make a list and send it to santa, and I'm pretty sure they would all look similar. That being said, here is what I think an adults Christmas list would look like...
|A cool sectional sofa... because I like to sit on cool things.|
|The Dyson Animal... because Marley has some intense fur and will probably start shedding soon.|
|Because what girl doesn't want a cute pink Vespa? I'd even have a basket on the front for the puppy :)|
|A Helmer from Ikea to store all my nail polish... yes, I have a lot of nail polish.|
|I asked Ryan what an adult man would want for Christmas from his wife... go figure.|
|I do admit, even I would want a pool table for christmas, but don't all guys fantasize about having one of these?|
|A subscription to Omaha Steaks, because there's just something about men and meats.|
|A gift card to Hooters so they can go watch football, drink beer, and eat the best wings on the planet ::cough::|
Growing up, sor far, has been really great... there's just some things I will always miss, and Christmas lists are one of them. So chicas and bros... think about my suggestions, and maybe act on some of them to please your significant other. Don't rush though, it's still October! :)