Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Passport Woos


So, trying to get the passport for my 2 month old has proved kinda've funny and yet cumbersome. Some of my highlights and wooos

- getting a passport picture for Caden and holding him out on one hand infront of the camera guy at Costco. Mommy needs to get some muscles. Did I mention I almost dropped him. You try holding a 13 lb baby stretched out in one hand!

- I stapled my finger while trying to get his photo on the application and then I read how I wasn't suppose to staple it...ooops

- Both mom and dad have to go to the passport office to show our I.D. and my hubby finding time to get away from work has been trying. If one of the parents isn't there 2 letters have to be written, one giving me permission and the other telling them why he couldn't be there. brother...

My highlight though was filling out Caden's part of the application it asked how tall he is-- a very tall 23 inches and his hair and eye color. Just incase the baby I bring to the office doesn't match the description......government bueracracy

5 comments:

TPluckyT said...

What a hassle . . . Homeland Security has your back . . .

Erica said...

no wonder corruption can be rampant. one's trying to jump through the million hoops they have for you

laura said...

I remember these joys with both of my girls. Which is more difficult... holding a 3 month old out with one arm, or getting a 10 month old to sit still in front of the white sheet long enough for them to snap a photo...hmmm... but at least now it is done and you won't have to worry about doing it again for a few years now!

Jeni said...

For future reference, in case anybody reading ever has to get an infant a passport photo-- the easiest way to get a passport photo of a baby is to lay a white posterboard/sheet/etc on the floor and have the picture taken from above. (When I worked at the Evil K, though we were not supposed to take baby passport photos, some people broke the rules, and this is how they did it...)

Erica said...

jeni- good advice!! that would be easier then holding an infant out on one hand