There are some words that I don't allow my boy to say. A lot of them he hasn't even learned yet, and I'd really like to keep it that way. One of the words we try really hard not to say is "stupid." It's not a bad word, per se, and though it often applies, I'd like to raise a nice boy who never calls anyone stupid.
Sometimes, though, he lets it slip. I hear it most often when two of his super hero action figures are fighting. All I have to do is look at Isaac sternly after the offending word escapes and he usually replies, "Oops, sorry." What a good boy, huh? But he's getting smarter.
The other day he said "stupid" in a similar scenario and then looked at me and grinned. I reminded him that we don't say that word. Without a pause he replied, "I didn't. I said 'soup'."
I think I may have a future politician on my hands.