“Christmas morning, and everybody except young Tim (middle) gets a new bike. We as parents should have anticipated the reaction.”
(submitted by Scott)
You said, “No bike.” All Timmy heard was, “No like.”
One memorable Christmas brother one got a brand new Honda Civic, I received a lovely quilt, brother two got wool socks (he can’t wear wool) and I can’t recall what brother three found under the tree, but it sure wasn’t a new car! Timmy, we feel your pain. On the other hand, I still have the quilt but the Civic is long gone.
Me and my sister had a Christmas like this. The year was 1983. Every child in America wanted a Cabbage Patch Kid. Parents were lining up at places when they found out new shipments were coming in and they would mob the store sometimes some stores had police there because of the mobs. My sister was 8 and I was 10. We were sure Santa didn’t forget our CPK’s. At the end of the presents we had sad faces because we didn’t get one. Then our mom said…your dolls are back in my closet. We ran with glee back to her closet and what did we find? “Flower Kids” a knock-off brand that didn’t even look like real ones. Mine’s arm fell off the first day I had her. Talk about depression. Christmas 1983 sucked!
My house has that same hideous carpet! Someone shares my pain!
Has anyone stopped to think, maybe Tim was baaaad that year?
We want to know what happened to Timmy!!!! We need an update!
Tim now drives a jeep, and is way more awesome than the rest of his siblings.
My younger sister got a HORSE! I got the bike.
Ok, the date says November 15, 2011 but the decor says December 25, 1971!!!
Just because it was put up on the website on 11/15/2011 didn’t mean that it had to be taken on that same day……
I bet you timmy cut all their break lines.
Haven’t read all the comments here, but did anyone else notice the training wheels on that big ass bike?
I was 7 before I got my training wheels off.
Awwww….. poor li’l Tiny Tim…..
This brings back a repressed memory of my 14th birthday, which also falls on Christmas. My mom’s family mistakenly left my name out of the name raffle (it’s a huge family), and pretty much overlooked my birthday too (Christmas kids will tell you can happen a lot). It’s funny years later, but at that age, I just wanted to get the hell out of there.
I feel for Timmy…but he will get his revenge, and it may be served as trays of warm brownies chock full of laxative-y goodness. Just sayin’, and that it might be especially nasty after a big Christmas dinner.
My other half is a xmas baby also, the stories of forgotten birthdays or no cakes just never end. I feel so bad, now we call it a birthday tree and ignore the xmas part.
being a christmas baby sucks.
This pic makes me happy I grew up as an only child. Poor Timmy! And yes, I can understand the parent’s possible logic…he’ll outgrow it…but sheesh! Ya could have gotten him a new big wheel or a scooter or something! Don’t you love hindsight? LOL
poor kid! they should have at least got him a trike.
Seriously??? What WERE you thinking?
I hope he got a Harley for his next birthday. Now THAT would wipe the grins off his brothers and sisters’ faces!
Dang, this brings back memories. I was the oldest and I remember when I was 11 I wanted a 10-speed bike. “Santa” didn’t get one for me because I was a clutz because I would have a hospital trip about every 18 months for stitches. But he gave my younger brother one. Damn, my parents!
What did Tim get that year? Some socks?
I hope his new pony is waiting in the backyard!
We all love Timmy and hope he gets what he wants for Christmas for the rest of his life!
Don’t worry Tim, Dad in his unbelted royal blue velour robe with the rockin’ ‘stash will let you listen to his new Journey 8 track later. Or wait. Is that mom??!!!
That is a pretty sweet robe!
Please tell me Mom is on her way to the garage to get out Little Timmys hot wheel. Please tell me that!
Not even a sidecar for little Timmy to ride in?
As parents… Did you blame it on Santa?
Dang! I hope Timmy cleaned up at his birthday!!
Poor Tim, and to think he is the middle child, ugh! Hopefully they can remeber the look on his face, and do something extra special this Christmas.
I think he’s in the middle of the photo, but he’s not the middle child age-wise. He looks like the youngest to me. Poor little guy.
This makes me willing to forgive my parents, who always gave my sister and me the exact same gifts, sometimes in different colors, but still the same!
I hope Timmy cleaned up at the next year’s Christmas extravaganza. Nice harvest gold decor, BTW.
How could you? Just… How. COULD. You???? :’[
Fifteen years later Tim kills his parents and no one had any idea why.
awwwww, what a crushed feeling he must have had.
“We as parents should have . . .” If only I had a dollar for every time I started an excuse with the exact same words!
looks like everyone got a balloon though….
Mom and Dad to Lil’ Timmy: “Honey, there’s a reason we got the other kids a bike but didn’t get you one…It’s because we love them more.”
And Tiny Tim said, “God blessed everyone but me!”
I love the smiles on the other kids. They are completely oblivious to their brother’s misery.
Awwww, poor Tiny Tim
“And that’s when I realized, I wasn’t the favorite.”
I can appreciate the parents’ reasoning when they initially made the decision. That kid will probably outgrow any bike they got him in about 2 weeks, but it’s still kinda sad. Funny, but sad. Poor little guy.
This is just tooo sad….why am I chuckling….
I had a Christmas like this. Everyone got LaserTag. I got a sweatshirt.
His little face, that is so sad!! I’m depressed now………
Should have got Timmy a Big Wheel.
(((hugs))) for Tim!
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