People say it all the time: motherhood is a thankless job. Of course, most kids grow up and get hip to the sacrifices their parents make and eventually say thank you. This is another thing that normie parents experience that we parents of kids with special needs just don't get. We don't get a whole lot of those unsolicited I love yous or thank yous. There was a study that someone did showing that if a stay at home mom was to be paid, she'd be making $120k or something like that. But, we moms (and dads) of kids with special needs also take unpaid part time jobs as occupational, physical, speech, and play therapists. I think that puts me somewhere worth the $5 billion mark. But, nope. I get paid in dirty laundry to wash, dinners to make, and messes to clean. Awesome.
But, I do get a bonus: