Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Worst Present I Ever Received

For some reason today I remembered receiving a Christmas gift that was (to me) the worst present I ever received.  I believe I was around 10 or 11 at the time, and my extended family had come over for Christmas.  I was SO excited to open my gifts. I still remember that when I was about to open (the worst present ever), my aunt got all excited and wanted to see me open it.  I thought it had to be something pretty amazing since she was so excited.  I ripped open the wrapping paper, and the gift was a doll called "Poor Pitiful Pearl."  For someone who was expecting a new Cabbage Patch or American Girl doll (both my favorites), I was devastated.  There before me was the ugliest doll I had ever seen, dressed in rags, with a slogan on the box that said "I need a mommy!"  I looked around and tried my hardest to pretend I was happy. I still remember fighting every urge within me to run, and instead I put on a smile and said "Thank you" in my nicest voice.  However, within minutes, I ran into my room and sobbed into my pillow.  My mom came in the room, and I remember telling her that I hated the doll.  But I wasn't only crying because of that; it was also because I felt so BAD for hating the doll!  I really wanted to like all my gifts, even this one, but everything in my was repulsed by the doll.
To this day, I don't know why I hated it so much. Maybe because it was the exact polar opposite of a Cabbage Patch or American Girl doll.  My mom said I didn't have to keep it.  I don't think my aunt ever found out.  Poor doll.....

1 comment:

  1. Okay, that doll is weird! I don't blame you for being upset. Funny though :)