When I first revealed that I was pregnant, I think a number of my friends were rightfully concerned. I truly care about kids. I wouldn't have become a teacher if I didn't, but there's a reason I teach high school. I never really was a touchy-feely, cuddly kind of person. Last year, a coworker asked me to tutor her third grade daughter. Then, one day, at the end of a tutoring session, the girl hugged me. I was completely shocked. As a result, I think some of my friends and family members were surprised by my parenting style.
I love spending time with Liam, cuddling on the couch on Saturday mornings, watching him gaze at his fingers or his toes. I love how excited he gets when I pick him up from daycare. I love playing with him on the floor and singing silly songs. I guess it's the simple things that make me love being a mom.