My daughter is training for a triathlon with a kids training group that meets on Sundays. I assist the coach (who is my training partner) regularly. Many of my friends' kids also train with the group. OBVIOUSLY, when the kids are on their bikes training with the group, they MUST wear a helmet.
Last Sunday, when training was over and I was helping load the coach's car, I noticed one of my friends riding her bike home behind her kid. My friend was wearing her helmet, but her son, and his friend were not. So I yelled out to her and told her to tell her kid to put on his helmet. She just kinda shrugged and rolled her eyes, like she didn't want to argue with him about it. I called out again and said, "SERIOUSLY, tell him to put it on." I know I put her on the spot, and she again seemed like she didn't want to get into it with him, and was like "I'm right behind him" this went back and forth in the space of 1 minute, but I heard her call out to him, tell him to get off his bike and put on his helmet, which he did.
I called her later to explain that I care about her and her family and it's a HUGE pet peeve of mine when I see someone not wearing a helmet. She said I was right, yada yada, but when I told my husband the story, he said it's not my kid, I should've stayed out of it.
thoughts, opinions, flames from the peanut gallery?