the teen turned in her application for the washington, d.c. trip with her school for spring break last week.
the lucky travelers were going to be selected randomly from the pile.
on friday, letters went out to all 120 applicants. for 40 spots. the teen only had a 1-in-3 shot at being included.
i just ripped open the self-addressed envelope, and as you can tell from the subject line, the letter began with the word "unfortunately."
dammit. she's gonna be bummed.
a small part of me is kind of, sort of selfishly excited because this means that WE'LL take her to d.c. for spring break instead. but i really wanted her to have the experience with her classmates, on her own, with no parents. boo. now if we're lucky, some kids will bail and she'll get a second chance.
cross yer fingers.