So yesterday, my almost 3 year old daughter and I went on a little jaunt to a park nearby. I prepared the bike, trailer, got my gloves, her helmet, and off we went. Not long after we made our first turn, I heard her saying something from the back. "Dad, you need your helmet! You need to go back home to get it!"
Now, we weren't going far, only a couple of minutes to the park. I almost tried to talk her out of it, not making it a very big deal, saying we're not going to be riding that long etc.... Then I realized the example that would set. She was right, and I needed to confirm that for her. So I turned around, went back to the garage and got my helmet. She was very happy about that. We didn't lose anything by going back. But I think we gained alot.