They want to DO AWAY with TOY ADS now?!?!

United States
November 30, 2008 10:36pm CST
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27969265/ parents are writing to the toy companies to beg them to STOP running toy ad's so they dont have to tell their kids they cant afford them!! um what ever happen to the word NO??? kids need to learn that they cant have everything they want!! there have been poor people all the time and just because there are more poor people now we have to stop seeing toy ads?? hmm this sounds a lot like them wanting to ban fast food ads because of kids wanting to eat junk and gain weight!! (another discussion i had) i mean i feel for the parents that cant give their kids everything and it would kill me as a parent to not be able to afford things they want BUT that is life.. am i wrong??
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4 responses
• United States
1 Dec 08
Luckily my 7 year old doesn't bother me for expensive toys. The one thing he wanted SOOOOOOO bad was one of those Plug and Play Pacman games and last month for his birthday he got one and he's happy now.He is into video games and said he just wanted a Q*bert game for Christmas and I can find one of those for him for under $20. But besides that he don't want anything else. So I'll probably buy him some clothes and a few games for Christmas because he don't need or want a bunch of junk . Money is tight this year anyhow so I'm thankful he isn't wanting crazy expensive toys or $400 video game systems. When I was young it was rare that I got what I wanted for Christmas or my birthday. I was thankful for anything I got and I thought it was the coolest thing when I use to get a few coloring books and a box of crayons in my Christmas stocking.. Parents, JUST SAY NO!..LOL
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• United States
1 Dec 08
thats cool he isnt one that begs and begs!! i know when i was little i would make a huge list but i knew i wasnt gonna ever get all if not any but maybe a few small items but i had fun just looking through the catalogs and dreaming lol..
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@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
1 Dec 08
I am a mother that can not afford to buy my kids the things that they really want for christmas. I also have explained to my kids that we can not afford to buy these things. Every time I turn around there are commercials on for the latest and greatest toys on the market. Although my kids are very respectable I can still see it in their eyes that these are the things that they would like. I think that if they put a cap on some of these commercials it would be better. They always put out more commercials during the christmas season. It does kill me not to be able to buy these things for my kids. Also think that they ask Santa for these things, are we now supposed to tell them that Santa is not real?
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• United States
1 Dec 08
i have to admit i wasnt thinking about the "santa" problem compared i was raised without him so i knew when my parents said they couldnt afford it that i wasnt getting it and not that there was still a chance with santa..
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@briggah (171)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Thats why we ask Santa instead of our poor parents. If Santa doesn't bring it ohh well maybe I was a bad boy.. :(
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• United States
1 Dec 08
One year, I was so worried Santa wouldn't come because my sister and I had been fighting a lot. I even asked my mom if she thought he would come that year.
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@briggah (171)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Awww. One year when I sat on Santas lap he asked me if I was good and I said yes. He said that I was bad. lol made me want to cry cause all my cousins were laughing at me saying I wouldn't get any presents. heh
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@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Can't use the Santa excuse every time because what if that child was honestly good? Then that child would be confused. So it's best to say we can't budget that right now, but maybe Santa will try for something else.
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• United States
1 Dec 08
They should just turn off the T.V. What about me? Every night I see some late night infomercial for some body slimming suit and I want one but I won't spend $60 dollars on one though.
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