Make every day a day to remember. Realize that every day you have with your children is a special day. Don't wait for Christmas or a holiday or a birthday to give gifts. Give them "everyday" gifts that cost nothing.
Make memories that will last a lifetime, because these are gifts for you both that will last forever. Read a book with your kids. Make cookies with them. Play a board game with them. Take a walk together and collect interesting rocks or leaves. Go on a drive and collect wildflowers. Make popcorn and watch a movie. Let them stay up a half-hour late and just talk. Tell them happy stories about them when they were little. Show them their baby pictures. Get out a coloring book and the crayons and color together. Make ice cream sundaes for breakfast. Lie on the grass and look at the clouds. Throw around the ball outside. In fact, let them play ball inside the house. Play outside in the rain. Go to the park and have a picnic. Pitch a tent and have a sleepover outside in your back yard. Have a snowball fight and make snow angels. Have a tea party. Sing songs in the car together. Make chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream and sprinkles for dinner. Take a day off of work, let them take a day off of school and play "hooky" together. Just have fun. Let the housechores go, and hold your children tight, every day. Tell them that you love them and give them hugs, just because.
~Karen Burch, from WayPoints by Karen Burch