tabIndex problem

I look over some older posts and they didn’t seem to be having the problem I am.
I have 2 input text fields on the stage. I have set there tabIndex for each of them, but for some reason I having to press the tab button 2 times to get the 2nd text field. When I press it the first time, it takes me somewhere but I am not able to do anything.

Here is my code:
tabEnabled = true;

form_email_value.tabIndex = 1;
form_message_value.tabIndex = 2;

Any ideas as to what it could be seeing?