Apparently somewhere between last time I checked and right now, many parents became responsible for providing iPhones, iPads, Mac Laptops and CARS to their children for Christmas. And parents who fail to complete these tasks are evil monsterbitches, according to tweets retweeted by comedian Jon Hendren yesterday featuring children disappointed by their bounties. You can read some of these captured tweets here. OMG YOU GUYS THE WORLD.
There's of course the part of me that wants to finger-wag the hell out of this unit, but I mean, it's just weird. It surprised me. I didn't know people were like this -- and yo, I get that these kids are disappointed about their gifts, it happens. But dude, that shit is PRIVATE. By tweeting it, you're approving it for public consumption, and generally things we say in public are things we think will be well-received, which means you actually think it's totally normal to hate your Mom for getting you the wrong color iPod.
Laneia and I have been sitting here trying to figure out what the equivalent of this would be when we were growing up. I was forbidden to play or even think about video games, and having a television in my room was completely out of the question, but I think Nintendos and Segas were big-ticket items, which ran about $100-$200. There were BMX Bikes, I think, or boom boxes? I came across this Esquire feature on Top Christmas Gifts of the Year and it appears Hungry Hungry Hippos was all the rage. Granted, I'm a Jew, so we stuck to "something small every day," which's also more fun. I mean I love getting lots of little gifts for people, it's like you can please all their parts.
Anyhow, if reading those tweets make you confused about the world, we suggest Photos of Kids Opening Christmas Presents in the 80's, which is really cute!