It was a fort-building mission gone terribly wrong. Shouting ensued. Accusations flew. A moment later:
"MOMMY! JAMES CALLED ME THE S-WORD!"
I truck up the stairs two at a time. The "s" word? I am such an unfit mother!
"Jewel, what do you mean James called you the s-word?"
Jewel, arms crossed across her chest in a huff, replies:
"Yes, Mommy. James called me stupid!"
Not that name-calling is OK, but I did breathe a sigh of relief.