As she runs out of the lake after an afternoon of swimming in the waves
He wraps her in a towel to protect her from a chill coming off from the water
He wishes he could protect her from the world so easily
But for now, he will start with an over-sized beach towel around her tiny body
Covering her bathing suit from any future boys that may look in her direction
Even though she’s only 5
He doesn’t want his little girl to grow up so fast
But as she runs off snuggled in the towel he wrapped around her like a shield
She’s now pretending it’s a super hero cape as she joins her friends
And he smiles because she will always be the hero of his heart
His beautiful baby girl