What am I saying? Butt pats feel good even if there's no rough stuff.
And now I've accidentally steered this blog post to the subject of spanking, which is really not where I meant to go. Blame my inner romance author, who is a brazen hussy with no sense of decorum.
What I really wanted to talk about is an email I got the other day from my parents. They were fulfilling their duty as the best parents on the planet by offering kind words of encouragement and support. "Just know," they wrote, "we've got your back."
Something about that phrase dissolved me into a sniveling, sentimental baby. I posted on Facebook declaring those to be the best words in the English language.
I still think that's true, though my less sentimental self might find other phrases equally worthy of admiration. My upcoming romantic comedy, Believe it or Not, has a love scene that spans nearly 20 pages. I had a great time writing it, and I'll admit there are a few groupings of words that make me deliciously happy in a different way. (Drew: I love the way you say my name. Violet: So make me scream it.)
Other phrases that could be contenders for my favorite words in the English language:
- There's free wine and food at the party.
- Why don't you go read a book while I clean the house?
- Here's a check we weren't expecting!
- Want a massage?
- You're so hot you melt the elastic in my underwear.
And line up over there for the extra hugs and butt pats. This could take awhile.