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# Winning
The 13 greatest childhood victories you ever experienced
From winning Monopoly to solid chocolate Kit Kats…

IT’S THE LITTLE things, right?

Inspired by this imgur post, today we’ve been musing on the greatest victories experienced during childhood, from fancy cereal to Christmas presents.

1. An extra hour of playtime

“Awww mam, do we have to go ho… OH WAIT, THEY’RE TALKING. YESSSSsssssss”

2. When Bosco went to the bottling plant

The days when he didn’t go to the zoo through the Magic Door were truly special days.

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Of course, these were the most special days of all:

3. Getting one of these for Christmas

You asked for it. You dreamed about it. You never thought you’d ever get it…

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4. Winning at Monopoly

Making it through the entire game without tears, a fist fights, or some kind of tribunal about the banker’s inevitable treachery was a feat in itself.

To actually win Monopoly was truly an accomplishment.

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5. Convincing your mam to buy fancy cereal

Anything with sugar or chocolate attached to it was a victory.

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6. Pressing pause just in time

Successfully cutting out the ads was a special treat when recording something off the telly onto a trusty old VHS tape.

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7. Winning an Irish dancing/Community Games medal

To be worn proudly around the house and environs for at least three days.

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8. Going to Mosney for the Community Games final

You got a special tracksuit and everything.

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9. Winning £2 on a scratch card

The first victory was being the one allowed to scratch the card. The second was actually winning something.

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10. A solid chocolate Kit Kat

See also: Club Milk, Purple Snack…

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11. Beating the final boss on Super Mario Bros

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12. Getting TWO videos from the video shop

“Dad, dad, dad, dad, can we get two? Dad, dad, dad…”

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13. Separating these…

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