I got into a discussion the other day with some people about what the most beautiful words in the English language were. We are all parents of grown children and dog owners.
Some of the nominees were:
- I love you.
- I’m sorry, I was wrong.
- It’s benign.
- You got the promotion.
- You have the best dog ever.
- You’ve completed the requirements.
- You’ll be getting a refund.
- All the tests were negative.
But I won.
I won with “You know Mom, you were right about….” It doesn’t even matter what comes after that.
For those of you who haven’t raised teenagers, early in their rebellious teen years (a normal and healthy phase of life), the parental brain is sucked out through the nostrils.
But through their late teens and early twenties, your brain does grow back and we get smarter every year.
And we hear those golden words:”You were right about…”
The thing about dogs, we agreed, is that to dogs we are always right.
We are gods.
As Dave Barry wrote:
You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, "My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!"