Hearing that the iPad is the number one things kids want for Christmas this year made me feel... well, really old. It made me nostalgic for the 90s, a seemingly simpler time, when some neon scrunchies and a My Little Pony would have blown my mind on Christmas morning.
My older brother had an unfortunate basement flooding issue recently. One good thing that came out of it is that it forced him to go through boxes of items he'd just been moving around for years. A real gem he came across was a Christmas list he'd written as a kid. His best guess is that the year was 1992, as his top desired items were silk shirts and Ninja Turtles.