I'm constantly telling the kids to always grab their hats and mittens. You never know when you'll have car trouble or be stranded. Like one day, ds2 came home from school and couldn't get into the house. It was cold out and the garage door keypad was sticking and ds1 didn't hear him knocking right away so he was outside, unprepared.
And then sh says, oh that's okay, they won't need them...so much for my speech.