When we were children, all of us had that one thing we really wanted no matter what. We begged our parents for that one particular thing during Christmas or our birthday in hopes of getting it.

It purely depended on luck and whether your parents were down with the idea, whether it was an advanced Barbie doll from a new collection or an impressive Star Wars LEGO kit.

So, Pandas, tell us the first thing that popped into your mind when reading the title—we will be waiting for your answers in the comments!

#1

An Easy Bake Oven. Ooooh, I wanted one SO BAD! Never got it (my parents did the best they could, no blame!) as a kid. For years, every Christmas, I joked, "No Easy Bake... AGAIN!" which became a running theme, into my 30s!! LOL!! The Christmas I was 35, I opened a present and OMG! An Easy Bake Oven!!! My father said, "Now shut up already!!!" HAHAHAHA!!! I finally got it! :D

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

yay good for you!!!<3

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

That pollution is gone, homeless people have homes and all the strays/ abused/ neglected animals have loving homes

Report

reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Community Member
3 months ago

A utopia. Who doesn't want one?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

a dad who loved me

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

my dad gives you a virtual hug *dad hug*

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

I wanted a younger brother. Got it and kind of wish I hadn't.

Report

GeoSushi
Community Member
3 months ago

That is too funny!

View more comments
#5

Friends who didn't love me and then leave me alone to drown in my tears...

Report

Another loser
Community Member
3 months ago

*affection lasers*

View more comments
#6

My mom and dad to come back for me.....

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

oh no.....we are here for you! here's a virtual hug! *hugs*

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Friend who were real and didn't play with me so they looked good to other people

Report

Community Member
3 months ago

Did anybody else have this problem as a kid other then me?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

That one Barbie doll cake with the cake and frosting skirt from mijer. Lol does any one else know what I’m talking about?

Report

Peyton Pollard
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes i do

View more comments
#9

A set of encyclopedias.

Report

That Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

...good for you?...

View more comments
#10

i've always wnated a treehouse. i just wanted to put all my stuff up there and I can be by myself when I wanted to. i had no problem being alone when I was a kid.

Report

52 Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG same here

View more comments
#11

I always wanted one of those art sets that had everything in it. Paint, markers, colored pencils, erasers, etc.

Report

52 Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

Once upon a time I was gifted such a set. Within a week I had lost most of the markers and pencils, the paints dried out and I had somehow managed to murder the brush (may it RIP) This was most probably due to my utter lack of organisation skills. And that I had to share with my sister.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

to stay up past 9.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

bedtimes are horrible when your a kid. as an adult i now cant wait to bedtime. LOL

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

I always wanted a safe home.

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope your home is better now! I'm sorry it was bad in the past. o^o we are here for u

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Some one that actually likes me and someone to tell me it's ok. My mother left me when I was 5. My grandparents took me in, but they don't really understand me. My dad just moved out of town a few weeks ago, and while I may be bubbly, on the inside I feel like I'm dying...

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

i am so sorry you had to go through that!!!! I hope your life is better now!! reading stuff like this makes me sad ;-; here is a virtual hug *hugs*

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Ever since i was like 6 i wanted world peace (and chocolate)

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

lol chocolate XD

View more comments
#16

To eat fruity-flavored sugar bomb cereal (with red dye #2, no less) instead of "plain" cereals like Cheerios and Rice-Crispies.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

At least you had cereal

View more comments
#17

I really just wanted people to be happy and I still do. I always try to put other people before me. and because I did that people thought that I was just a pushover and that I was just the nice kid that they would only talk to me if they needed something. but I mean I don't really care. I just hate it when I see someone upset.

Report

Jasmine Donald
Community Member
3 months ago

I do this too...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

I want friends that actually remember you and stay in touch after you move to a new high school.
Oh yeah, and an instant camera.
And husky puppies.
And a whole house filled with fiction books to myself.
(Yeah, that would be le ultimate heaven.)

Report

Nuri
Community Member
3 months ago

Awesomeeeeee

View more comments
#19

When I was little I was obsessed with American Girl dolls. My best friends had them, but I couldn't afford one, because they costed 115$. So, I was saving up all of my money so I could buy one.

It was a very joyful Christmas when my parents gave me a gift-card to meet me halfway.

Report

Emilingo
Community Member
3 months ago

I wanted one too but my parents got me a cheap knock of and I still have it.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

to not be fat or ugly

Report

Cupcakezzz
Community Member
3 months ago

I bet you are anything BUT ugly. I think your prettier than you think.

View more comments
#21

Wow- um these are alot more sad than i thought- I wanted a Dog and a Tablet and my grandmas cancer to go away.

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

well, i hope your grandma gets better :)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

To be actually treated as a child.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

No child should be robbed from their childhood. Life is too serious as it is.

View more comments
#23

24 hours of hanging out with both puppies and kittens, I don't even care what breed they are!

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

they are cute when they are young. my 2 kittens have grown now and are a pain at times.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

A silver Egyptian Mau cat.

Report

Jayme Lowit
Community Member
2 months ago

Did anyone else search this and instantly fall in love?

#25

American girl dolls and my mom to stop bothering me about my messy room.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

keep your room tidy and she might just buy you one

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

A Barbie. I got my wish recently and wish I never asked...

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Why?

View more comments
#27

for people to stop teasing me for random stuff: my inability to catch, my height etc and to have loyal friends ( i do have some really good friends but some just randomly started ignoring me for no reason)

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

im sorry that they tease you. i hope that they stop <3

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

My family to stop telling me everything I did wrong.

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

im sorry that they say that. here's a virtual hug *hugs* :3

View more comments
#29

Books, books, books, and more books! (although I still LOVE reading!)

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

ya reading is awesome

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

For everyone to be treated the same.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Im with you on that one

#31

For my mom to be well

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope it isnt anything too serious

View more comments
#32

To not have to worry about going hungry.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Hunger is an horrible thing. especially for kids. I wish I could donate.

#33

To always have my childhood friends in my life.

Report

Sarina Greenhaven
Community Member
2 months ago

Been there done that... It's really tough to go through but you there's billions of more people out there that just waiting to be friends with you! Just gotta get out there and show them that you want to be friends with them weather they like it or not!

See Also on Bored Panda
#34

To stop existing. My home life wasn't terrible, but I spent most of my childhood trying to be invisible to my volatile father, my authoritarian mother and my siblings, who I could neither trust nor rely on for anything except to bring me negative attention from my parents. I had no place which I felt safe and no one which I could trust.

Report

Juririn
Community Member
3 months ago

Wanting to stop existing is a result of being abused as a child, and the most damaging form of abuse is the one that makes the victim say "well, my home life was not awful, but... I wanted to not exist" :(. As one that has had the same wish and the same "but I was not raped or beaten, I just could not trust my parents and my siblings..." excuse for the abusers while I dealt with ptsd and depression for decades, I have a virtual hug for you and the hope that you do not and never will want to cease existing.🌻

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

I wanted I could fly like a bird:):)

Report

Emilingo
Community Member
3 months ago

Who doesn't?

View more comments
#36

.......the newest most breakable i phone...............

Report

Sent From The Slytherin House
Community Member
3 months ago

I still want that.

View more comments
#37

A younger sister... Nope never happened

Report

Emilingo
Community Member
3 months ago

I have two sisters and three brothers. Not what you'd expect.

View more comments
#38

Attentions and a hamster!!
Still want those =(

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope it will come one day

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

No pollution.

Report

#40

1. A bunk bed. I saw it in movies and was always fascinated. I got it much later and had top bunk while my sister had bottom.

2. A mermaid barbie. It was suddenly popular and none of my friends had it. I guess it hadn't released in India yet and so I would keep asking my dad to get it for me, as he worked abroad. When I finally got one, the novelty wore out very soon.

3. A white swimsuit, which I'm pretty sure I saw somewhere in some movie wore by someone really cool. Again, I asked my dad to get me one and he got me a hot pink bikini instead. Back then I clearly didn't have the kind of sense that would have told me that anything white would get uncomfortaly sheer when wet.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

When i think bunk beds i think of the film step brothers

View more comments
#41

To grow up.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Im a peter pan fan. I wish I was still a child. too many responsibilities in the adult world. Enjoy being a child while you can.

#42

I have memories of around Christmas time or ANYtime I would go and watch the tv and look at all the commercials and just go “MOMMY I NEED THIS!!!” And it was probably just a pretty Barbie doll. I was around 8 or 9. I still want those memories bc I’m like almost 13, and my mom used to joke abt me asking for everything 😢

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

My grandkids are the same. The kids channel is over loaded with toy adverts and every thing they see its "I would like that"

#43

All the Time Life Series books.

Report

Boopie Dew
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, I totally know what ur talking about!!

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#44

My dad...

Report

Jackson Allinder
Community Member
3 months ago

lmao same

View More Replies...
View more comments
#45

A Unicorn !!!!!!!!!!!

Report

BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

If you find one, let me know. I've been told that they they don't exist, but I refuse to believe it...🌈🦄

View More Replies...
View more comments
#46

Piano Lessons. Something I intend to do for myself soon.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Guitar for me

View More Replies...
View more comments
#47

a pony and now I'm in high school and got a part-time job I can afford one and I'm getting him this Christmas

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

ponies are not just for christmas

View more comments
#48

I always wanted a father who stayed and didn’t murder a man.

Report

BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

Sending love and hugs. 😥💔

View more comments
#49

What I really wanted but never got was a Generation 1 Megatron

Report

#50

My own room. With 4 siblings, that never happened.

Report

Emilingo
Community Member
2 months ago

ah, the beauty of siblings. I have five, so I feel your pain. But, see, we're lucky because I have a friend that is one of eleven, so us middle grounders are privileged.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#51

A dog or cat, my hamster mostly stays with my cousin since she can't travel here.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

get another hamster then

#52

I know that a lot of people already said this, but friends who listen to me. I had two best friends in 2nd grade. One of them abandoned me to go be friends with 'the cool girl', and the other scared the hell out of me and then didn't apologize. (She pretended to be able to turn into a robot, which was funny, but a when I said the keyword to turn her back into a human (chicken nugget), she 'malfunctioned' and was a robot for the rest of the day.)

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago

ooh no!!! we are on the same boat friend and i hope that there is someone out there that is your real friend. if not (this is out to everyone that wants a real friend) i will be your friend <3

View More Replies...
View more comments
#53

Happiness.

Report

pansexualandproud
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

if I could I could give you my happiness but i can't so here is a virtual hug *hug*

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#54

The thing I have always wanted as a child is my own youtube set to become a YouTuber.

Report

#55

To be eventually taller than my Mum. Never happened.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
3 months ago

never really got on with my parents. The first 2 years of my life i never spoke to them.

View more comments
#56

A mother who cares enough to help me with my homework, take me to school, wake up in the morning to see me, make me dinner when I can't becuase im too young, not have my sister take care of everyone((10y.o)). Stop making us miss school for no reason. Get a job to make money for a place to live. Get a car to get me to my dad's becuase that's the only happy place I have... let me have friends... let me be a child and you be the mother, the real mother I always knew you could be!

Report

Sent From The Slytherin House
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm sorry. (Sending virtual hugs) My mom is not a terrible mom but she does some very selfish things sometimes, so I understand.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#57

for someone to get rid of the irish w**ker that used to drunkenly abuse and rape my mother while me and my sisters was locked up in a room.

Report

Trinity Tummons
Community Member
2 months ago

oh wow thats just.......................... wow

View more comments
#58

When I was a kid I was always drawing My Little Pony or other animated show characters and stories (I was like 7 so they were pretty bad) on whatever paper I could find aka printer paper and notebook paper. One day my sister told me what a sketchbook was. Man, I wanted a sketchbook so bad I would run away from my mom to the art section every time we went to Walmart, but my mom never let me get one and never bought one for me because she thought I was just "going through a phase" with my drawings. 14 years old I start high school art class and I got 3 sketchbooks and filled all of them. And then my sister left me her unused sketchbooks when she went off to collage

Report

Emilingo
Community Member
2 months ago

yaaay good for you!

#59

A swiss army knife.

Report

Community Member
2 months ago

Wow looking at some of these other posts, I'm realizing that I had a pretty great childhood...

View more comments
#60

This is funny but when i was around 5 my mom said what do you want for christmas and of course i said A UNICORN and i asked my mom for one for like 2 years.

Report

Billy the kid
Community Member
2 months ago

They are real. I have a few for sale.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#61

I always wanted a Barbie Townhouse, the one with the elevator. My friend Sheila had one but I really wanted one of my own. It was too expensive for my parents to buy.

Report

Boopie Dew
Community Member
2 months ago

I had a friend who always had the best and newest stuff. I was a bit envious. But oddly I wanted her used nike shoes. They were cool! I didn't know we were poor, I just thought she was lucky.

View more comments
#62

This is something I wish now, as I'm older...when I was about 6-7, my grandmother had already had 2 separate strokes, and couldn't read or talk. I was learning how to read, and my mom asked if I would read to my grandmother what I was learning...I was too shy and embarrassed to, but now I'd give anything to be able to just be able to read to her. I feel terrible that I didn't, just because I was shy.
Don't be shy, guys. You can do it.

Report

Cupcakezzz
Community Member
2 months ago

Awwww

#63

I wanted a horse! even refused a sweet 16 party and requested a horse instead (n_n)

Report

crysta burdick
Community Member
2 months ago

well, I solved that problem with my grand kids asking the same, they wanted a horse, not possible, so I gifted all the girls a pony party at the local pony farm, they were in dream land for a bit

View More Replies...
See Also on Bored Panda