One of the things that I am very grateful for is that our teenager has many things to occupy him throughout the summer. None of them involve a summer job, mind you. He's very musical, however, playing both guitar and drums, so rehearsing as well as building a recording studio with his friends (ie repairing the garden shed that they're going to use) is taking up most of his time. Given the choice of that or having him aimlessly hanging around - well there's no contest.
Mind you (and this is where the photograph comes in) there are SOME drawbacks. I've never understood why it's the person PLAYING the drums who gets to wear the ear defenders. The photograph above is taken after he finished a practice.