^ That's my favorite, too Claudia thinking that she is more knowledgeable than her aunt and uncle - Lynn's parents - when it comes to child care and their own daughter (though this might not be an assumption but cockiness or something else)
Well, not all parents necessarily know a lot about childcare. But it IS kind of weird to assume they know less than a teenager. Albeit one who's stuck in a time warp and has baby-sat several times a week for the past decade
well thsi wasn't in the books ,but in the show "dawn adn the dream boy" (i think) dawn assumes that mary anne is head over heels in love with Jamie, and she thinks that mary anne actually thought the whole mix up in order for Jamie to like her and ask her out, and dawn thought she would actually leave logan... Puh-leeeezeeeee i always thought that was stretching it a bit dawn!!
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Claudia in Middle School Mystery - "darn! I was sure that Shawna would confess to cheating" when she tried to make her feel guilty by saying all of the words like "stealing" Claudia has quite a few of these "dumbest assumption" moments.... ;D
Post by moosieandgoosie on Aug 25, 2007 16:29:53 GMT -5
Jessi was pretty dumb in #27 when she was all shocked that Derek Masters wasn't actually a carbon copy of the glasses-wearing, spiky-haired science geek he played on TV. I mean, I was a stupid eleven-year-old and even I knew that actors put on costumes and pretended to be someone else . . . You'd think ballet dancer Jessi would realize this, seeing as how she's trying out for Swan Lake and is, in reality, not actually a bird.
Post by marianspier on Aug 26, 2007 19:09:05 GMT -5
How about the assumption that the silent caller on the other end of the phone HAD to be the phantom caller they read about in the papers? And the idea that the alarm contraption they put together and the "Have you found my red ribbon" code would work in fending off an attacker that is currently IN your house and knows that the oldest person in the house is 12.
Also, Mal's assumption in Hello Mallory that "obviously Kristy's mom doesn't let her wear makeup because her face is always plain." Kristy was clearly the type who wasn't interested in wearing makeup anyway; it wasn't Mrs. Thomas' rule. Most of the "not letting" stuff was on the part of Mr Spier toward Mary Anne.
Also, Stacey's assumption that her teacher liked her back as much as she liked him, although many of us had those fantasies at 13. For me it was a pool lifeguard who was around 21-22, I think.
^ I don't know. I guess I can kind of see how she might be afraid of that because she didn't know what the arrangements had been before. Maybe he had signed away rights or something. Also, there would be a possibility (though it would be a kind of dumb assumption that anyone would believe this about Richardr) that MA's grandma could prove him an unfit father or something. This happened to one of my mom's third cousins several years ago because his psycho sister in law made up some stuff about him and his wife and ended up getting their 13 year old taken away. Some friends of the family also had a similar situation with their teenager. Usually, though, this happens with parent/step parent situations, so agree that it is very doubtful it would happen here. Still, I can see how MA might be afraid of the possibility.
Post by Karen Brewer on Aug 27, 2007 19:07:44 GMT -5
^Yeah, I remember her thinking the census lady was really a social worker. ;D
I guess I was kind of thinking that it was kind of silly to worry about having to go to Iowa because so many years had passed. But then again she didn't really know all the details of the arrangement that Richard and Verna had.
The bracelet did not seem expensive to me, but what do I know about good jewelry? We called the article "Charlie's Five Dollar Bracelet".--Karen's Newspaper
Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies where she thinks taking care of twin infants is so easy.
Two of my cousins have twins...ha. I remember one family gathering, one cousin walks through the door and doesn't even say hello to me, just says, "Here, take a baby!" and hands me one of her kids. ;D They're not even twice the work...more like five times it. (The older set of twins is turning five in a couple of weeks, the others are about four months younger...I feel so old thinking about that. They're much less tiring to look after now, though!)
I was just re-reading Baby-Sitters' Winter Vacation and came across another dumb assumption made by Jessi, where she thinks Pinky (one of the children) is racist because Pinky is rude to her. In reality, Pinky was rude to everyone, not just Jessi.
"I worry about him [Tigger] whenever I go on vacation. There's always the possibility Sharon might wear him as an earring or use him to plunge the toilet." - Mary Anne, Amsterdam! Amsterdam!