But glorious moments still find a way to seep through. When your son answers a question in Sunday School that proves he actually WAS listening for the last 11 years. Or when your daughter comes to you with tears to admit she did take the last of the forbidden chocolate. Or when your preschooler begs you to make the oatmeal because you do it the best. There is some glory in those moments.
Those moments, and family pictures like these, can make the lack of annual bonus pretty much worth it. As long as there's more chocolate.