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Yelled out, "SEX!" at the top of his lungs in the lunchroom.
Shit. I mean, oh my! Nah, I mean shit! First, I wondered where he heard it and if he even realizes what it means. I asked what he got into trouble for and I got a string of tales. When this child lies, he does it with enthusiasm. (Don't you like how I reframed that?)
I finally stopped him, because I love him and hated to see him get in any deeper. After a discussion about telling the truth (one of many such conversations with this one), I told him he was in trouble. Not for saying sex, but for lying about what he said. Then (gulp) I asked what sex means.
"Boy or girl. Their sex is which one they are."
Whew! Can hold off on THAT talk for a little while!