In the end, after more emotion than Daddy's like to deal with, I thought Daddy had some good advice for his big girl. She'd been finding out all she could about 2 particular career choices and was afraid that no matter how hard she tried, she might later look back and wish she'd gone the other direction. Daddy said, "Jordan, if six months from now you decide PTA (physical therapy assistant) isn't the direction you want to go, and you want to be a rodeo clown, your mom and I will find a rodeo clown school and do our best to get you there." Of course, his point wasn't about rodeo clown school, (is there such a thing ? :) Daddy wanted his girl to know 2 things. First, you do your homework, investigate the best you can, and make the best decision with the information and life experience you currently have. Mama and Daddy are going to support you and help you. Period :) Second, you won't ALWAYS make the best decision the 1st time around, no matter how hard you try. No matter how much homework you do. Sometimes, you may look back and think you might have gone another direction. It's impossible to never make a mistake.
All this time, attention, and emotion given to Jordan was a wee bit hard for Jessie. It wasn't purposeful, but every time I turned around, Jordan and I were talking and Jessie was having to wait her turn. She recently told a friend of mine, "I HATE waiting." She does :) This particular morning, I would talk to Jordan, kiss and play with Jessie, talk to Jordan . Jessie was patient for a while. This was, after all, day 3 of all this going on. Her times of waiting seemed too long to her compared to the amount of time she was getting attention. Finally, she blurted, "Mo-o-o-m (then thinking a minute what she wanted to say, when I looked at her for an explanation), you aren't keesing (kissing) me! We all needed the good laugh and kissing session that followed. College and career decisions are important. Kissing is important too :)