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The Teacher is Talking: The Galloping Greedy Gimmes

By Leslie Lindsay (image source: amazon.com 12.11.12) The other night, my husband and I were reading our customary bedtime stories with our daughters, ages 5 and 7.  The story: Santa Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstian.  In it, young Brother and Sister Bear are totally completely bedazzeled by all of the holiday hype.  They have a list for Santa Bear a mile long and can’t stop talking about all of the great things they are going to get.  Until Brother Bear oh-so-mature reminds Sister Bear that if she scales her list back, she may actually get something on her list.  Santa Bear doesn’t like greedy cubs, after all.  Sounds familiar?  I have been victim of a couple of greedy little cubs, myself.  In fact, earlier today I scurried about the bustling ‘burbs of Chicagoland attempting to track down the latest and greatest Santa wish: a drum (?!?) and one of those animal hats with the long paw mittens.  I wasn’t going to succumb till I remembered just how magical it felt when I was a …