Is a dog a kid's best friend? Maybe, but it may not be the best friend of parents, who have to pay for its food and vet bills, and find time in their already-overstretched schedules to walk it.
Some families opt for a lower-maintenance pet, like a hamster or frog. But they're also less cuddly and kids can't really play with them.
Have you decided to get your kids a pet? What kind, and why? And do they have to share in taking care of it?