When I am at home, I enjoy watching the birds coming and flying from the feeders, making noises and poo messes too. Nothing that water can't wash off. It is a fair trade as far as I can see. I get a few occasions to take pictures, and the birds get food.
Then when we travel to different cities for soccer, I enjoy watching my son playing the game that he loves. This isn't a fair trade I don't think. This is pure devotion on both sides and comes with mixed emotion every game.
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy