Sometimes when things happen, it's better to look on the bright side.
Problem: Your kids are bored in the store and start smacking each other for fun.
Cons: Screaming children in the middle of a crowded Walmart is never a plus.
Bright Side: You aren't going to be in the store very long, so you won't spend as much money.
Problem: Your kid knocks his head against your $3000 LCD HDTV, cracking the glass.
Cons: No TV. You think we can afford to replace a $3000 TV? And we checked- it costs even more than that to fix it.
Bright Side: The Oobi theme will no longer be piped at top volume through the house, and you may get "Sesame Street" out of your head at last.
Problem: Your kid gets hold of a sharpie pen, and loves to write on anything that is NOT paper.
Cons: You now have black scribbles on every surface imaginable, and some you thought were inaccessible. The furniture, the floor, the walls, the computer screen...
Bright side: You have a blossoming artist. You discover what will take sharpie ink off of surfaces. There are no more sharpie pens in your house.
Problem: Your kid gets carsick unless you stop every 30-40 minutes, and you have a four-hour (or more) drive ahead of you, and you can't cancel the trip.
Cons: The four-hour trip is going to take a LOT more than four hours, and you are going to need to take a LOT of extra clothing, and you're going to have a LOT of cleaning to do until you figure out today's pattern of warning of signs (did I forget to mention that they change?)
Bright Side: You will know where every fast-food resteraunt is between home and where-ever you are headed. You are about to have a very clean car.
Problem: Your kids have just figured out the trigger on your Wetjet, and the entire bottle of cleaner is now in a pool on the floor.
Con: You have little wet footprints through the house, cleaner on the floor, and you're going to have to clean it up, because you don't want little hands in floor cleaner.
Bright side: You are about to have a very, very clean floor.