"Well..." Xander started, looking nervous. "He does say the 'b' word sometimes."
A bit shocked that Xander even had knowledge of that word, I replied, "Oh? And what would that word be?"
Xander whispered, "butt."
"I see. Well that's a word that is ok in most families. Anything else?"
"Sometimes he says the 'd' word."
Again feeling a bit panicked, I asked, "And what would that word be?"
"Sometimes he says the 's' word, too."
"What 's' word, hon?"
"Well, ok. I think you can still play with him." (;
Xander, looking relieved, began to walk out the door, then turned around and hesitantly added, "And Mom-- sometimes he even says 'ugly'."
So just a few minutes ago, Jessica walked in with Xander and said, "Mom, I think Xander said a bad word, but I'm not sure. Is 'tooter' a bad word?"
Suppressing a giggle I replied, "No honey, that's not a bad word."
Jesi's reply: "Ohhhhh. Good to know!"
So grateful for the innocence of these two sweet kids!