I once told my students that if I’m in a bad mood, all a person has to do is put a baby in front of me and it’s like magic, bad mood dissipates, especially if the baby smiles a lot, is doing something adorable, or is jabbering away with their baby talk. Who can stay in a bad mood when a baby is smiling a them? Certainly not I! I’m surprised my early morning class doesn’t hang a picture of an adorable smiling baby in the classroom to help me break out of my early morning grumpiness prior to teaching, perhaps they’d have fewer surprise quizzes that way. Just joking, maybe.