Oh my god, hold on, let me catch my breath. I’m panting. I just managed to snag one of the very last tickets to the Beatles reunion concert, I mean the one with John and George raised from the dead! slots for a tour of local Park Slope Middle School 51.
If you’re reading this blog, you very likely live in New York City. If you live in New York City and have school-age children, they might very well be among the one of the city’s million public school kids. If you don’t live in NYC and/or you don’t have kids aged 9 and above, you don’t know that your child has to APPLY to PUBLIC middle school. I know. Apply, pretty much like applying to college: tours and open houses and special tests and auditions and interviews. For ten-year-olds.
And if you have a 5th grader and live in the neighborhood whence comes the name of this blog, today you could be truly fucked in Park Slope. Unless you were sitting at your computer at 10:57 frantically hitting “refresh,” waiting for the MS 51 tour sign-up to go live, you may have missed the sign-up. I repeat, you may not have a slot for the 51 tour.