Research has shown that being a mom can be the equivalent of working two and a half jobs, so how much does the position pay? Jennifer Garner’s son thinks he has the answer.

Garner shared a photo of an adorable, hand-written check her seven-year-old son, Sam, gave her for being his mom. The sum for all those hours of motherhood? $168.42. In the notes section of the pretend check he wrote, “for being my mama.”

“Apparently, birthing and raising someone is valued at $168.42,” Garner wrote in the caption. “I guess I should keep my day job.” The post garnered plenty of response from fans and her celeb friends, like Kerry Washington who chimed in, “This is adorbs AND hilarious. I hope you get a raise in 2020!!!!”

Garner added the hashtag #iwouldbehismamaforfree because of course, as any mom will agree, the experience of being a mama is absolutely priceless.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Karon Liu via Flickr



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