Fun TimesI think one of the most important things you can give your child is your time. Buying things and giving things is fine and great but nothing will stick with your child more then the time you actually spend together.
My youngest son will be 26 this next year and he still remember the times we had together when he was small. His 1st time helping me to bake a cake, him mixing the batter and then holding the mixer up while it was still running so he could see what happened. Which was chocolate cake all over the cabinets and us lol
We've had water fights through the house and just made his poor Dad crazy with all our whooping and running we did, but it was those fun times that made the rough times more bearable and easier to face.
And he had a spring horse that he rode in the back yard that he one day had gotten off of to go into the house. But before he got off he told his horse not to move or follow him. When we knew he was in the house we took the horse and moved it around to the front like it had followed him. The look on his face was so priceless.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is your time is so much more important to your child then anything you can buy and give them. They grow up so quickly and one day will become independent of Mom and Dad. So make the time and memories for you and your kids before you wake up and they have grown up and you miss the chance.
Nothing is more important then your children knowing you love them and want to be with them and it doesn't have to cost a dime.
It's the best part of being a Mother.