Well, I never claimed it wasn't stressful! LOL!
But ya know, even my non-MT kid had stressful application processes. She applied to highly competitive colleges. She also has been through the graduate school admissions process twice, both times to highly selective programs (for example, she is in a program that accepted two students and was accepted to the most selective programs in her field in both rounds). And then there are other things like jobs and internship application processes and casting and all the very difficult odds in all these endeavors. Been there, done that many times over with both kids. I know it is new for you but really this is part of life in competitive fields and in competitive admissions as well. It is hard for parents as it is one of the first times we cannot control the outcome for our kids. But we can support them on this challenging journey.
(PS....one more thing.....I do have a "Calgon take me away" image that I sometimes use for my Facebook profile!!)