DS (16) is at the breaking away stage, but isn't quite organized enough to have everything together yet.
He sent me a text message Thursday, asking for a copy of his passport to be sent, so he could use it to cash his paycheck at the bank. I sent it, and received a "thanks, Mom" then later a "you're the best". From a non-effusive 16 year old, that is pretty awesome. He was also very excited about the kind of car we rented for our upcoming trip, I'm not sure why.