If little Kyle is sad that he can't prepare for a career as a maid or stripper, offer him these two excellent career choices: Airport Security Or Rickshaw Operator 15 Toys NOT To Buy Your Kids This Christmas (PHOTOS). Teaching our children to be greedy- especially when their chances of making it "big" were getting slimmer all the time- was not a great lesson. Children who grew up in the post-Reagan, greed is good decades of the 1980s and '90s are not having a great time of it now that they're in the economy and realizing food stamps are the only way they're going to eat this week. On the other hand, I'm not sure preparing our children for minimum wage jobs in dehumanizing industries is a great lesson either. How about we give them clipboards and teach them to be "community activists' or we give them gardening tools and teach them to grow their own food? Maybe a little union organizing game? Surely these would be better dreams for the children than pole dancer and rickshaw driver?