I had a bit of trouble finding an answer to this question. I was never left wanting much as a child, except to stop moving so often but that’s not something you can wrap and put under a tree. There was however, one thing I asked for for years and never, ever received.
Every year a month or two before Christmas my brothers and I were handed a Sears Christmas catalog to go through and make a list of what we wanted. Yes, this was pre-internet days. I’m old. Shut up. Anyhow, every year I’d put the same thing on my list. A Cincinnati Bengals uniform, complete with helmet.
I never ever received it and to this day I have no idea why. We normally received most of what we asked for for Christmas. We were spoiled, really. We had more toys than we knew what to do with. We had every video game system. We had plenty of clothes. I really don’t have anything to complain about in that regard, but since you asked, DP, this is the one thing I never received.
Now I’m all grown up and have spent hundreds of dollars on jerseys only to see the players move on to new teams. So maybe it’s a good thing that my parents never gave me that uniform. Oh, well.
What about you, dear reader? What did you want but never received?