Parenting objects

I modeled two seperate objects and am trying to parent them together. So I am in object mode then select both mesh and then hit ctl p. That should be it right. I should then be able to press tab and edit both in edit mode right. Nope still seperate. Although it does show only one object in the outliner.

I also appended both object into a new file if this makes any diference.

What you describe is completely normal. After parenting one object to another one they still remain separate objects and can thus be edited only seperately. Parenting does only effect their behaviour in object mode (parented object copies tranformations of the parent).

If you really want both objects to act like one you have to join them in order to make them one object (select both and press Ctrl-J).

Thanks exactly what I was looking for.