Jumping to conclusions

(Photo by my friend Katharine Hansen)
Scene: Urban Park

Miss Lu: (looking up toward the tennis courts) "Wow Mom! Look at that kid jump!"
Me: "That's not a kid, that's a grown-up."
Miss Lu: "No, that's a kid. Grown-ups can't jump!"
Me: "Yes we can!"
Miss Lu: "Show me."
Me: "Now?" (glancing around)
Miss Lu: "Yes!"
Me: (jumps up and down)
Miss Lu: (not at all impressed) "That's not really good. It wasn't very high. See, grownups can't jump."
Me: ...

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