One thing I would love to give my daughter is the freedom I had as a child.
I roamed all over our many neighborhoods. Despite all of our relocations as a military family, we usually lived in fairly similar areas: suburban environments with fringes of woods or wasteland.
We were explorers. We caught insects and tadpoles in ditches. We found treasures of the natural world and brought them home to admire them at our leisure. Our games of pretend took place among trees, far from our parents, who seldom even knew where we were.
As a young rider, I went on horseback through fields and woods, sometimes with my sister, but often by myself.
When I think of the way our children live now, penned up in planned communities and under constant surveillance, it makes me want to move into the countryside and let my daughter experience a more natural life. I would get her a dog to protect her and a pony to take her where she wanted to go. Within reason. :-)
Did you grow up free to roam outdoors?