Recently, I overheard some people — who were sitting way too close to me at the beach — talking about camping. One of them said, “When I bought my RV . . .” and I immediately thought, Those are words that will never come out of my mouth. Nothing against RVs, but owning one just isn’t in my future.
I started to wonder what other phrases I would never utter. “My daughter” immediately sprang to mind — and zing went my heart. Some context: I have three sons. They’re very close in age, so when they were little, most days it felt as if I were managing a pack of dogs rather than thoughtfully rearing children.