Did you ever have that one thing that you kept putting on your Christmas List, Birthday Lists, Etc that you just never ever got? Like maybe it was that elusive pony or a Barbie Dream House, or one of those pow-pow-power wheels.
I was an only child with no cousins, and although I was not a spoiled brat I pretty much wanted for nothing when it came to presents. I pretty much got what I asked for and that was the end of it. There were no tantrums on the floor or anything like that, Christmas was awesome and that’s all there is to it.
But there was one thing that I continued to add to my list for at least 3 years (which is eternity in kids attention span time) and I never ever got it: A jean jumper.
Could I have told you what exactly it was? No. Could I have told you why I craved it so badly? No. All I knew was that not having it was the reason my 9, 10, 11 year old wardrobe was failing miserably. It was the key to my success, my popularity, my fashion ease. It was both stylish and care free, it was everything I wanted to be. I realize that rhymes… and in my child hood head everything was lyrical and world made sense. Except for my lack of jean jumper.
In hindsight the continued disappointed of never receiving the jean jumper was most likely a blessing in disguise. I’m sure a pair of overalls with the crotch undone to create a skirt really wouldn’t have been my crowning fashion moment.
What did you want but never get as a child? It’s funny what people remember longing for as a kid, especially now that we’re all old enough to pretty much buy whatever we want for ourselves. Kamel always wanted a SuperSoaker 300 with the duel tank water backpack. I hear him whining about it even as a I type. Apparently it goes for $300 on Ebay. Oh the agony.