You know what the most surprising thing about parenthood has been for me? The fact that she can make me smile, any time, any where, in spite of myself or anything else, and almost always without warning. Even if she’s not with me. Like right now. I’m thinking about watching her race around the yogurt shop with her friends from ballet class screaming like a banshee, and I’m smiling. I don’t even mean to be. I was anxious when I sat down to publish this. But here I am. Smiling at this sort of out-of-focus picture of my girl just…because.