They’ll count down to their birthday months ahead of time. Or if you tell them you might bake some cookies, you sure better. They won’t let you forget.
With all that anticipation, though, they don’t really plan well. They get distracted by whatever’s happening at the moment. They forget where they’re going.
…because they love what’s happening now.
When we adults look into the future, or try to, we end up worrying because it’s unknown to us.We think we’re being cautious. We think we’re being responsible. But it’s mostly a disguise for our desire to control things.