Baby no. 2 was cycling in Newtown on New Year's eve, and her cardigan slipped out of her front basket and jammed itself in her front wheel. Strangely the back wheel kept going (something to do with science & mechanics, no doubt), and as a result baby no. 2 (wait for it!) was catapulted over the handle bars and onto the ground in a jiffy - there was no time for any contigency plans!!
Poor darling landed on her hands as she stuck them out, and amazingly they were ok - notwithstanding she did end up with 'little-boy' knees though...
...but OMG!...I keep doing the "what-ifs"...
...imagine if she'd been wearing a helmet????????????
Wow! what a 'eureka' moment - in fact, this is the counterpoint to:
- the 'helmet saved my life' andecdote...
...in fact, this is:
- the 'no-helmet saved my life' anecdote!!!
Therefore, if helmet promoters can get away with this standard of proof then so ought I!!!
Yes, dear world, from here on in, my family too is going to utilise 'The Absolute Emperor's New Clothes Standard of Proof' argument: