Create your fun, don't buy it!
I was a single Mom with a son. I was 24 when I had him. His Dad left us and never sent us a dime, but that's on him. Thanks to my Mom and Dad I wasn't afraid of hard work, so I worked two jobs while he was growing up to pay the bills. But it was still a struggle. For instance, I kept the thermostat at 55 degrees in the middle of winter - to keep our heat bill low. So my son and I would curl up in blankets and sit with our backs against the water heater (we lived in a converted garage) to watch TV. (A 13 inch black and white) Anyway we'd huddle together under the blankets, watch TV and laugh. Everything seemed hilarious! It's still one of my favorite memories.