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Old January 30 2013, 10:56 PM   #16
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Re: Things you wanted as a child

I remember seeing an ad for plans for a hovercraft you could build and ride yourself using nothing but common household items. I wanted that so bad!
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Old January 30 2013, 11:04 PM   #17
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I can't really think of anything in particular, but I do recall vaguely when I was young - about 2-3 - and my family were in a bit of financial trouble for a short while. My mother couldn't really afford many toys or educational aids, etc, at the time. I was a very fast-developing child, and I really needed something to stimulate me. So while I was never very materialistic, and can't remember ever REALLY WANTING anything in particular, I do have memories or echoes of what I have to call intellectual starvation, in which I just wanted something sophisticated to play with.

Luckily, my mother soon managed to get me some dinosaurs, which I think cured the problem. What can't you do with dinosaurs?
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Old January 30 2013, 11:38 PM   #18
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^ Careful, though! Some dinosaurs have been known to be capable of sudden -but inevitable- betrayal!
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Old January 30 2013, 11:45 PM   #19
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Old January 31 2013, 01:48 AM   #20
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I wanted to be an only child.

I was the third of three.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:51 PM   #21
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I wanted to control animals' behavior with my mind.
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Old January 31 2013, 08:15 PM   #22
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Re: Things you wanted as a child

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I wanted to be an only child.

I was the third of three.
Lol!

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I wanted to control animals' behavior with my mind.
I would love to have been able to control my three brothers with my mind!

I wanted to be Vulcan. Having Mr.Spock might have done quite nicely, too.
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Old January 31 2013, 08:38 PM   #23
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^I actually have a very clear memory of sitting in class in 4th grade, staring out the window that overlooked the parking lot, and trying to will a flock of seagulls to shit on my teacher's car.
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Old January 31 2013, 08:44 PM   #24
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^LOL

In my very young cowboys-and-Indians-playing days, I wanted an Annie Oakley rifle sooo badly. Yes, it was a toy rifle marketed to little girls.
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Old January 31 2013, 09:52 PM   #25
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Re: Things you wanted as a child

I'm sure there are lots of things I'm forgetting, but what sticks out right away are a Ouija Board, Girl Talk (and Mall Madness), and hanging beads for my doorway. As computers became more popular, there were several games that I wanted, but luckily my best friend's dad worked for a software company so I got to play some fun stuff at her house. I also wanted an SNES, and still haven't got one.
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Old January 31 2013, 10:05 PM   #26
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Re: Things you wanted as a child

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I also wanted an SNES, and still haven't got one.
I SO wanted a video-game (back then 'Tennis' was the only thing available ) but dad was too afraid of burn-in t let me have one
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Old January 31 2013, 10:10 PM   #27
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Redfern - I glad that those sea-monkeys were mainly a positive experience for you. If it had been me I think I would have been totally disappointed with them.

thestrangequark and KimM - Though I never tried to control animals or people with my mind, at one point I got it into my head that if I willed it enough I would be able to fly. I must have seen something on TV that put this idea into my mind.
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Old January 31 2013, 10:11 PM   #28
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^Yeah, I tried the flying thing too. I never quite believed it, but I always tried to believe!
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Old January 31 2013, 10:53 PM   #29
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trying to will a flock of seagulls to shit on my teacher's car.
After they did that, I would guess that they ran...they ran so far away?
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Old January 31 2013, 11:04 PM   #30
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trying to will a flock of seagulls to shit on my teacher's car.
Perhaps you were successful in controlling them, only they were out of ammo? Try again, maybe you can control them!
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