This is true - there are just a few material things my parents gave me that I really remember. What I really remember is what a great childhood I had because of the love and encouragement I got from both of my parents. I'm a lucky girl.
Family quote - You will never have this day with your children again. Today is a gift. Breathe and notice. Study their little faces and feet. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today mama, it will be gone before you know it.
I've nipped this one in the bud by tucking these rotting towels into my children's beds. It only takes a few times before they realized it was a lot easier hanging their towels up than changing their sheets nightly.