What parent doesn’t?
I enjoy having my children recognized. It fills them with joy (even if they sometimes don’t show it) and it makes me feel wonderful.
Of course I’m happy for them.
Further, I am happy for myself (and my wife, naturally). We must be doing something right. 🙂
Even though our children shouldn’t necessarily be so, they are our extension, our legacy.
If nothing else, they are what we leave behind after we are gone.
I’m proud of that.