there is a definable bounce in my steps these days.
my son has landed his first job.
and i'd like to think that i had something to do with it.
before he went forth on his interviewing campaign, i mentored him with the following: don't use the "s" or "f" words unless encouraged to by the interviewer, but don't fall for the trap and use the "b" or "c" words no matter how encouraged, and make sure your sneakers match your suit.
with those simple rules, and some parting words about not being discouraged after the first thirty rejections, he was cautiously optimistic (except the opposite) and good to go.
apparently, it made all the difference.
and soon it will be time for me to sit down with him, father to son, and have "the talk", you know the one, the right of passage one, the one about 401ks and the matching 3%.