Young children usually think their parents can do anything. I guess that’s natural, but it can lead to some real disappointments. You promise your kids a day at the park on Saturday, and you wake up to buckets of rain. So instead of a fun day at the park, you have disappointed and discouraged kids blaming you for the weather!
As we grow up, we learn that our plans don’t always come to pass. We learn that things don’t always go our way. And yet we still can get just as discouraged and sulky as children on a rainy day.