“It is said to begin with the Father”. — Maxine Kumin
Our models are our parents. And for boys, this is primarily the Father. And if the Father is absent, well, the Father is still the model.
And even when the Father is present, he might still be absent. This makes a compelling case for being a great Father. BFO, right?
And yet, I don’t really recall when my Dad actually sat me down to teach me important stuff.
Maybe Maxine is full of misguided notions. Maybe she’s right on target. This confuses me, scares me, and motivates me. What about you?