I had a horse when I was a girl... a pretty little palomino. She was a surprise gift from my Dad... I don't know who was more excited about it, me or him!
My biggest disappointment growing up was a broken promise from my Mum. She promised she'd quit smoking when we got back from Disneyland. We were extra-excited about the trip because of that. Well, when we got home, she told us that we were indeed "back from Disneyland", and tomorrow we would be "back from Disneyland", and the next day and the next day after that too.
Well, 34 years later, she had a stroke and she has no choice BUT to quit. She's still in hospital and has had no cravings, but she's worried about when she comes home, so she's asked the doctor about a prescription for the patch.
She's doing great - the doctor said if you have to have a stroke, that's the kind to get - other than a slight difficulty with balance, she's the same as always.