Welcome to Hey Mom and Dad—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting.
Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the western suburbs.
What's one holiday gift your kids asked for that you refused to get them, and why?
Take a look at what Patch users throughout the south and western suburbs had to say and join the conversation in the comments section.
Joyce C. Holiday Barbie. I despise Barbie in general, but this one is extra trampy.
Amy B. Baby alive! You have to pay for food for the doll and then it goes to the "bathroom". Uh, I have 2 kids that do that.
Jacki M. A cell phone. TV in her room. Laptop. She is 6. My husband and I were entertained at her list. She wants Hello Kitty and LaLaLoopsy dolls, mixed with Justin Beiber. Seems like baby girl is growing up fast! The biggest technology she's getting is an MP4 player. With Hello Kitty ear phones, loaded with Disney Princess music, AND Justin Beiber. A little of both.
Dawn H. Red Ryder BB Gun. But seriously, an iPhone. Has an iPad, why does a 13y/o need both?!?!
Andie G. The new Wii-U. It took us 5 years to get the regular Wii, I'm not paying hundreds of dollars for my 6 year old to sit on the couch all day!
Aime K. My 5th grader wanted an iPod touch, but I said no way. I don't want her more tuned in to it and her friends than the family. Learned that from experience the hard way. Had to tell grandma no way on that one too, lol. We shall see what happens!