There is nothing like a rainy day to ruin all of your plans. However, there really is no need to despair so much. There are actually plenty of things that you can do on a day with less than perfect weather. Indeed, the amount of money you can comfortably spend does play a role too. However, there are many very cheap, and even some completely free things, some of which you can do at home. If you want to stay at home, why not bake cookies, watch old fashioned movies and play board games, for instance? There are also plenty of things you can do by actually going out. Besides your budget, you also have to think about the age of your children in order to find the right activity. There are quite a few things you could consider doing.
Have you thought about going to a museum, for instance? Each family member will be entertained due to the fact that most museums are now very interactive. No longer will you feel as if you are entering a library, where you have to be quiet and enjoy obscure items that pass for art. Or perhaps your family would prefer to go to the movies. After all, there are always plenty of films to choose from, and the time you will spend with your family debating which one to watch is a whole lot of fun too. Or you could decide to go bowling, and start a little bit of a family competition. In fact, these types of competitions often turn into family traditions. Also, bear in mind that there is nothing wrong with actually going out in the rain. Why not wrap up warm in waterproof clothes and go jump in muddy puddles?
Obviously, if it rains, there are still many things you could decide to do. You will always have a good time, so long as you actually go and do something. You may be perfectly happy cancelling your plans, but that means the rest of the family, who were also looking forward to some time together, get disappointed too. This is what causes the discontent, and the horrible feeling we associate with a rainy day. When we do decide to cancel all plans, people get bored, arguments start and kids end up grounded in their rooms. You should look at a rainy day as an opportunity to work together with your family, coming up with creative alternative ways to spend the day, allowing your inner child to come out and play. If you look at things that way, you will also no longer experience the sinking feeling when you wake up to a rainy day.