I've been following the various threads on the College Confidential discussion forum where seniors are holding their breath to get their admission decisions. I've done this every year since we began the forum back in 2001, and even before that on my own, independent forum, pre-CC. Of course, years ago I've held my breath along with my daughter and son, as they awaited their verdicts.
The range of reactions is always interesting. Some are, naturally, ecstatic. Others portray a muted sadness. And some are surprisingly casual upon seeing both good and less-than-good news.