The importance of steel fenders
Every year I hear from friends who have removed their fenders "for the summer" and then been surprised — shocked! — by a "freak" summer rainstorm. And I always think, wait, wait... back up a bit. Fenders are removable?
OK, I'm being snarky, but I just don't get why you'd take off your fenders. Even if it NEVER rains, there is plenty of stuff on the roadways that I'd rather not have splashing up onto my pants.
Also, if you're Anastasia, keeping fenders attached at all times is pretty important. You can use them to climb up into the box of the trike.
(I'm guessing that by the time she is heavy enough to damage the fenders by doing this, she'll also be big enough to get into the trike without climbing up the fenders.)
EDIT: The day I posted this was the day that Anastasia climbed into the trike without using the fender. So be it, amen.