Her response was quick and easy, "I took them off when Jack and I were jumping on the bed."
WHAT! Jumping on her Antique bed!
Almost immediately after responding, her error was obvious. With a look of horror that mimicked my own she turned to Jack for help.
Jack gave Emma a stern look. He then turned and held his hand up to silence her. This clearly signaled the "I"ll handle this."
He turned to me and said, "I can neither confirm nor deny that we were or were not jumping on the bed."