Super Nintendo

I’ll never forget it. It was the Christmas of 92’. My brother and I unwrapped a mysterious rectangular box to find the one gift we thought we’d never get – a brand spanking new SNES (That’s a Super Nintendo Entertainment System for those of you who are out of touch. {hipster}).

For months, my dad would voice his frustration with us because we wouldn’t stop playing our friends’ Nintendos. We were addicted and we knew Dad didn’t like it. That’s what made the gift so impossible, so other worldy, so unexpected. The very thing he was railing on for months was the gift he gave to us on Christmas morning.

That’s a good dad.

The unwrapping was followed with an explosion of laughs, jumps, hugs, and sloppy high-fives.

It was the Best. Present. Ever.

What is your most memorable Christmas gift of all time and Why? Leave a comment.