As a babysitter, I was a sucker for lil boys with mounds of energy and the extra twinkle in their eyes. But, that was when I could give them back at the end of a long, draining day. I said I'd prefer a wild child over a boring one a thousand times, and then he arrived two and a half years ago. My son has had an incredible impact on my life (and it's not just the shrill scream he can hold for 20 minutes without tiring), but because he has taught me so much about myself. To see what I've learned and why I admire him, check out the slideshow.