"We got our first choice," Molly said. "Buena Vista!"
After hearing from countless friends who didn't get any of their seven, I was relieved to listen to a cheery voice on the other end of the phone. Most of my calls with friends over this weekend have been filled with tears and four-letter words.
Before going through this process, I was worried about these sorts of situations. I wondered, Will I be jealous if a friend gets into Alice Fong Yu and I don't.
When I talked to my friend Molly this morning, I wasn't jealous. I was delighted to hear a positive story. And I think many of us would benefit from some good news. Please, if you're sitting at home sipping champagne because your little honey got into Clarendon, speak up. Those of us who didn't need some inspiration. And if you have a story about successfully going through the wait list process last year, tell us. I'm so happy for those who did receive assignments to schools they love. It gives me hope.