I usually think that husband D and I are about as safety-conscious as you can get. Then I read an article like this.
Helmets for sledding? We have mandatory 'wear-them-all-the-time-no-matter-what' helmets for biking. And riding scooters. And ice-skating lessons. And car seats galore.
But sledding? We live 2 minutes from a fabulous sledding hill. (The country club golf course has some good hills, amazingly enough.) Usually, when we go, it is just the four of us there and we fly down the hill, laughing all the way.
Carefree, frequent family sledding outings are one of the very few benefits to living in this arctic climate of ours.
Helmets for sledding? No thanks. Does that make me a bad parent?