Two-year-old Jaden has been having a hard time keeping his speech pure lately, saying words like “st*pid,” which we don’t allow our kids to say.

So, today he said the word again, and our little discipline session went something like this…

Mommy: “Jaden, you said a naughty word.”

Jaden: “Yeah.”

Mommy: “What does God’s Word say about that?”

Jaden: “Do not spank me.”

Mommy: “What?!”

Jaden (straight-faced): “Do not spank me.”

Mommy was not straight-faced for long.

(Our older kids know the verse, “Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only that which is helpful for building others up.” Jaden doesn’t, but I asked anyway, because he’s going to learn it. Someday, he WILL learn it!)