That is such a relative phrase.
Me: "Pierson what have you done?"
Pierson: "I worked so hard making you a 'salad' for our picnic. Isn't it awesome?"
Me: Shoulders drop. Heavy sigh. "Yes Honey it is wonderful"
Obviously he could see the disappointment on my face.
Pierson: "What Mommy?"
Me: "Well Buddy, Mommy worked really hard to get that plant to grow there. Now it is all gone."
Pierson: "It's OK Mommy. We'll put it back together again."
He watered those plants several days in a row to no avail.
I was proud of my success in growing Lamb's Ear. He saw something else.
He was proud of his salad. I was... frustrated.
Lesson learned: The phrase " but I worked so hard" is only relative to the one who did the work.