Families are busting out the bikes and I’ve noticed an interesting trend.
The kids are wearing helmets.
Mom is wearing a helmet.
Maybe it’s just in my town or just an anomaly
and the limits of my personal experience aren’t
reflective of societal norms.
The point is that I keep seeing helmetless dads with helmeted families.
If your kids are like mine, they won’t ask you why you’re not wearing a helmet.
They’ll tell you, “You’re making a bad choice,” or better yet, say
“We’re welcome to go biking as soon as you put on your helmet.”
Here are some responses you can use:
- “Let’s bike to the ice-cream stand!”
- “Look kids, if I wear a helmet, Phil will make fun of me. You don’t understand the social pressure of a 42-year-old man in the real world. I don’t have the emotional strength to deal with that right now.”
- “You’re right, maybe I should wear a helmet. It’s that show vs. tell thing. I get it! Huzzah!”
Hope that helps.