I just received this in my email inbox:
Thank you for your interest in [Very Nice] Charter School.
Unfortunately, due to overwhelming response to this year's lottery, we are unable to offer your child a space in the 2008/2009 Kindergarten class at this time.
Your child will remain on the waiting list, and should a space become available, you will be contacted based on the order of the waiting list.
We thank you for your interest in our school and wish you all the best.
[Very Nice Principal]
That was my public school backup plan. I am breathing deeply and thinking that this is all happening for a reason. Something good will come of all this. You know what they say, "You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather."* Words of wisdom, my friends.
I need a day off.
* Outkast, "Ms. Jackson"