I read this article How to Give the best Christmas Present to Your Child by TracySmith159 over at eHow and got all excited. It is so true! My daughter has her own standard of mommy time. It's difficult to qualify for it in that just going somewhere with her is not part of her definition.
Yet what she wants is so simple and doesn't cost a cent. Just a few moments of my time to do what she wants totally focused on her. That may include taking a walk around the block together near Christmas to admire our neighbors Christmas decorations.
Time with our children is so cheap and yet so valuable. Just like the crafts we make with them.