During the holiday season it is easy to get caught up in what we need to buy and where we need to go, but don't forget that its the small things that matter the most....take an hour and sit down and do something simple with your kids. Afterall the thing they want the most is quality time with you. This could be something simple like I did....painting. We put on old shirts, cut up an egg carton to hold the different color paints, and used cardboard that came out of packages from tablecloths for the holiday season to hold our masterpieces. We had a great time and only left a small mess behind!