Seth asked me tonight what the word "discipline" meant. As I was pondering how to define the word for his understanding (something his dad is very good at but I am not....), he spoke up and told me that he knew what it meant.
"It means that I am happy with my mother," was his answer.
Hannah and I exchanged a secret smile. I asked him a couple of minutes later again what the word meant.
"I'm very serious, mom. I know it means that I am happy with my mother," he stated seriously. "And right now, I am disciplined," he said with a smile.
It must have been the ice cream I let him have. Whatever the reason, I'm happy to such a disciplined son.