Five years ago, at carloading:
Mrs. M., the daughter's kindergarten teacher: "Um, Mrs. S., today I found L. standing on the turning bars at recess."
Me: "Oh dear."
Mrs. M.: "She was standing on the one that's six feet off the ground."
Mrs. M: "She was very well balanced. And grinning from ear to ear."
Me: "Oh my God."
On the walk home from school today:
The daughter, who went on a field trip today: "I rode the high wire bike."
Me, having no idea what she was talking about: "Cool. Was it fun?"
The daughter: "Yeah!"
A little later:
The daughter: "I really liked riding the high wire bike!"
Me, now a bit suspicious: "How high was this thing off the ground?"
The daughter: "There was a net."
Me: "That doesn't answer the question."
The daughter: "Three stories."
The daughter: "But there was a net."
Me: "You were three stories off the ground?"
The daughter: "There was a net!"
Me: "Oh, thank God I didn't chaperone this trip."
Go listen to some good music: "Better on the Hard Side" from the album ...undone by The Lucy Show.