Did I mention that my eldest, my first-born is newly employed? (Why yes, I did.)
Her first weeks are going very well, indeed.
She was interviewed as a success story by I Need A Library Job, the listserv where she found out about her employer. It's a great interview. It hints at the enthusiasm and thought she brings to everything. It choked me up to read the reference to "Cholera", knowing the source.
She has made herself into the one thing that every parent longs for: a self-motivated, internally driven, responsible for themselves adult.
Mostly I feel very proud of her. Is it wrong to gush in public on the Internet? (Who cares? I can't help myself.)