OP and his daughter return from college visit. The daughter won't disclose her choice of school, which caused OP's concern over expenses from the mother.
Daughter picked three schools, teases not revealing choice until end of the week.
OP urges prompt decision on education funding for financial planning; daughter feels pressured, emphasizing housing urgency.
Deadline for decision is May 1st, but immediate action is crucial for preferred housing. No response received, and now OP is facing silent treatment.
OP's now asking if he's somehow the bad guy for asking...
An update from OP:
Daughter has revealed chosen school with shirts!
But before this, see what people had to say...
Time for the college lesson plan: Silence speaks louder than words. Let her major in consequences and minor in life lessons.
Snip, snip! Watch out for flying cords.
Playing "Guess the College" is fun, but the budget prefers a spoiler.
Exactly! Time for a crash course in Adulting 101.
Good luck with adulting, though...
Reality's knocking, and it doesn't come with a cheat code. College awaits, no more shields from life's consequences!
If life were a playground, she'd be in timeout for unnecessary delays.
Is she majoring in "Avoiding Adulthood 101"? Time for a crash course in Reality 101 before she graduates to independence!
Family dinner: "College Choices, Hold the Jokes." Life's too short for housing queues and financial FOMO.
"Let her tell you when she wants to."
Is she saving the big reveal for a college-themed party with hats and confetti?
Falling into reality: Budgeting for the budget-friendly college. Lesson learned: Don't nibble on the hand that writes the checks!
Daughter's decision stew is on a slow boil; apparently, commitment needs its own recipe.
In the end, it's clear that this isn't just about choosing a college; it's about communication and understanding in a family. OP's story highlights the delicate balance between a parent's need to plan and a child's desire for independence.
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