But you think about it: All fathers -- all of them -- hate their children.
Midnight shops for diapers in overly bright convenience stores. Tea parties with stuffed pigs and a marble-eyed tiger named Stripe, during the playoff game.
You try to ignore the smug pity from the single guys at the office when you decline -- yet again -- beers and buffalo wings at O'Malley's Pub.
You try to live with the stains on your laundered shirts, and driving to work not knowing who won last night's baseball game.
Tired all the time.
You think about leaving.
But then, on some random Tuesday, you lift her out of the tub, pink and warm and smelling like a freshly sliced grapefruit. She presses her face into your chest and her little hands wrap around your thick neck and she says: