Jake had been complaining that he'd heard a lot of cussing from boys his age lately.
He said, "I'm afraid I'm going to begin thinking all those words are just normal parts of conversation."
Seizing on the teachable moment, I said, "Well, this is a good life lesson for you. The same thing will happen when you are a teenager with smoking and sex, but you need to be different."
"What? Are you saying teenagers have sex with their girlfriends?!?"