It's sometimes a strange feeling when you get what you want.
#1 Son has been working at an internship. He's doing something that he really likes, and is learning some great technical things (in a field where he'll likely be able to get paying work someday, after he's been to College). But he isn't getting paid.
That's all part of the game - eyes on the prize, after all. I like it that he's excited about the work, and learning good things. I like it that the people he works with really like what he's doing there.
Last night he came back home from work and said that they'd found a project for him to do where they'll pay him. They didn't have to do this, but like what he does enough that they figured out how to make it happen.
This is the first time that I've seen my little boy as a man. It's really, really cool.