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 western suburbs had to say and join the conversation in the comments section.
Amy Landi-Bragiel: 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. —on Palos Patch Facebook
Missy Goodman: 3DS because it is bad for the eyes, they are coming out with something new soon, and he needs to not play video games as much. lol He also already has a DS, so no need to get the 3D one. —on Frankfort Patch Facebook
Mary Skala Martino: American girl Dolls because they're made in China. —on Frankfort Patch Facebook
Becky Haave Wharrie: Beats headphones for my 11 year old. Ridiculous price ($175) he wanted them because his older siblings did. —on Frankfort Patch Facebook
Kim DeYoung: A puppy. We as a family are just not ready for the responsibility or the 15 year plus commitment. —on Orland Park Patch Facebook
Danielle Glodowski: An ipad -- he's only 8! —on Oak Forest Patch Facebook
Jen Torres-Krause: Resident Evil 3DS game. Too violent for a 12yr old. —on Oak Forest Patch Facebook
John Gill: Tickets to the one direction concert. She's 7. —on Oak Forest Patch Facebook
Amy Kwiecinski Ziemer: iPhone 5. She's 7 —on Oak Forest Patch Facebook