You have to love those Facebook posts that solicit praise for being a mother or a father. We're talking about something that humans have been doing since Time Immemorial, and only in recent years have we gotten it in our heads that we deserve praise for it. Parenting is hard, and one of the hardest parts about parenting is that you are meant to do it without pats on the head and star stickers for a job well done. In fact, parenting is all about being the person who doles out those stickers and not  the one receiving them. Of course, once you're a grandparent, you get kids who spend their entire childhood telling you how awesome you are, so if you can just go without adoration until then, you'll be good to go.