He never actually decided, at least not the way I think of deciding. The hold-your-place money's due in a couple of days** so I said, "hey kid, I'm writing a check to Uconn." And he said, "fine, okay," in a thoroughly indifferent voice.
A few minutes later I came back into the room where he was reading. "I changed my mind. I'm writing a check to Colby."
He actually looked up from his book and said, "No! no, don't."
I said, "Okay. Then I'll write it to Brandeis."
He shook his head.
"William and Mary? No? I think Colga--"
He sighed. "Just stop."
So. That did it. He's been celebrating and says he has a sense of relief since then, and he did make a real list of reasons to go to Uconn. (1. Boat-load of friends enrolled at Uconn)
Anyway I think it's a good thing. Just having something new to fret and/or nag about will be good.
**and for most places you have to mail it. Have you ever heard of anything so primitive?