This is a segue off of some conversations I've seen recently. I'll add few that I've heard and even said.
From friends and family...your child is such an excellent student they'll get a full ride/into any school they want....
I've heard myself say...college is the best 4 years of your life...until I actually reflect on it. Sorry kids
Don't worry about money, you'll find a way to cover it.
Poor kids have it easy because they get so much financial aid
If I apply to enough great schools I'm sure to get into one