Quotation by Phyllis McGinley

The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men.
A girl has to keep it in mind:
They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues.
Scratch any father, you find
Someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors,
Believing change is a threat—
Like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle
It took such months to get.
Phyllis McGinley (1905–1978), U.S. poet, author. Girl's-Eye View of Relatives: First Lesson, Times Three (1960).
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