About a week before the end of school, Emily brought home a permission slip for her name to be put into a drawing to take home one of the class pets. The class had 2 hamsters. There were 21 kids in Emily’s class. We signed the form thinking there was very little chance of "winning" a hamster. We even prepared Emily so she wouldn’t be too disappointed if she didn’t win.
What we didn’t expect was only 2 of the 21 students to be in the drawing. Emily called us from school on the last day of school to let us know that we would be taking a hamster home from school. She was so excited that we couldn’t help being excited too.