I was either in Jr High or early High School when I asked for a specific gift. Financially, it was probably the equivalent of an ipod, not sure about the top of the line itouches…..
My parents had just divorced and Mom was struggling with the 5 of us, me being the oldest.
She got what I wanted, but because it was (for her) so expensive, it was the only thing she was able to get me. To try to make the morning las a little longer than one gift, she had hidden clues all about the house, basement and garage.
She enjoyed my adventure as much as I did.