So like most other parents of 3 year olds, we have been doing the rounds of various schools to get Peanut admission into Nursery for next year.
But being the very lucky people that we are - one of the nicest schools on our list did a draw of lots a couple of days back, and Peanut's name was the fourth in a list of five girl names drawn for our group that day. It's one of those rather progressive schools and we really liked their approach to education - very different from all the other schools. Now we will spare ourselves the hassles of going to most of the other schools, and only consider one more.
There were a total of 12 names out of a group of about 40, so we are definitely lucky.
Or IS it luck?
I firmly believe it's because I wrote out a cheque to the school BEFORE we went for the draw that day. Yes, I was rather sheepish about trying to apply something that 'The Secret' said, but hey, it clearly worked.
Or DID it?
Vijay claims it's because of his cleverness - he says that when he folded the paper with Peanut's name on it to drop it into the box, he didn't quite fold it all the way - so that it would 'kind of stick out and whoever was drawing the lots would be compelled to pick this paper up'.
Balderdash, I said. It was my cheque-thing!
Nonsense, he said. It was his paper-folding thing.
We argued all the way back home. But we held hands and we were both. very. happy.