“You know how grownups are.
They watch where they walk, which is okay, but it slows you down. Most kids don’t really walk. It’s too slow. They only do it when they’re tuckered out or with their parents.
If you see a kid out by himself or with a bunch of other kids, he’ll be moving along pretty quick. Maybe not full-out running, but quicker than you can figure out if he’s skipping or running or hopping or what.”
―How I Survived Being A Girl by Wendelin Van Draanen