PC17 has been accepted at his second choice school which is a very good mid size state university. He is wait listed at his first choice which is a HUGE Big 10 State University. I was surprised that he fell in love with his first choice. PC17 is a little quirky, has had the same tight knit group of 5 friends since age 4 and has always preferred familiarity over big and new. He eats the same thing for lunch everyday. His clothes are folded with military precision and he makes his bed immediately after awakening. He is just that kinda kid. He's been wavering a bit about his first choice. His girlfriend of nearly 3 years is going to a smaller school in the same town as his second choice. And he admits that maybe#1 is a little too big. Anywho - we had been trying to get him to apply to more schools. He wants to be an English major and the next great American author. I think a liberal arts college would be a better choice. He recently slept over at his boyfriend's house and came home and decided to apply to a GREAT smaller private Catholic University which I think would be a perfect fit for him. His boyfriend has also been accepted as has and lots of kids from our town have attended. He was accepted and we are visiting there this weekend. If I tell him I love it - it will totally turn him off. It's only 2 hours from girlfriend's planned school - so they could still see each other. Of course its 100x more expensive than the state schools, but I think he could be really happy there. His boyfriend's mom and I are friends and I think she twisted PCs arm on my behalf! I should add that they go to different High Schools yet have maintained their close friendship throughout. And they bring out the best in each other. But even if his boyfriend doesn't go there, I still think it's a good fit for easy child. Confession: It's emotionally very hard taking him to see schools and thinking of him going away after everything that happened with difficult child. My heart's really heavy. easy child has always been great and substance free yet I worry. And difficult child's former uni is basically the twin of easy child's 2nd choice - same system, 1 hour apart. If he wants to go there (we are visiting it on the way to school #3)-we will honor his decision but it makes me a little queasy. So, could I have some happy thoughts for a good weekend and maybe a little juju that he will legitimately fall in love with choice #3??? Shhh....don't tell him I asked you.