This is the conversation I had with Junius last night... as if I needed another reason to love him.
Junius [stage whispering]: Mom... I have a secret to tell you. But you can't tell anyone.
Me [stage whispering back]: Okay, what is it?
J [reaching up to my ear]: When I was upstairs this morning, I heard Pippi use the F-word.
Me [trying not to blanche]: Um, really? Uh, which F-word would that be, buddy?
J [looking concerned and glancing around to be sure no one is listening]: She said... "fart."
Me [now trying not to laugh]: Oh, right, "fart." Of course. Well, you're right -- that's not a polite word to say to other people. But it's okay if she says it at home alone.
J [relieved]: Okay, I just didn't know.