It feels good to get them, but I don't need accolades.
Many times a day, especially when the kids are being loud, rambuncious, or especially, disobedient, I try to focus on this.
I don't need it, but I still appreciate it.
So thank you to those (Bob, my sisters, my parents and Bob's parents, friends) who do, in fact, encourage and praise my work. I can't imagine doing anything else.