I had to go to the passport office and we wanted to spend the weekend with the g-rents. (Those applications took me 2 hours to fill out. Just what on earth is my damage?) To get me some baby passports (which didn’t happen, more on that later), in order to get my much deserved arse on a plane to Mexico in 4 short weeks for my sister-in-law’s wedding.
We soaked in some g-rental love and assistance for the rest of the weekend.
On the eve of our departure I had grandiose ideas of checking in periodically over the next day and doing some live-blogging. Yeah. That never happened. Although the anecdotes are still humorous and totally at my own expense. Next time, somebody please #HOLDME.
It looked and felt something like madness ending with my arrival at the passport office only to be turned away because common law parents are required to have their child’s long-form birth certificate in order to proceed with applying for their passport. That’s right, because us common-law folk are more privy to shady business than married folk, dontcha know.
Even though I visited my local Service Ontario office and checked in to be sure that I had all of the proper paperwork and identification for them. Even though I called the 1-880 number and spoke to another staff member and was assured I had everything in order. Even though the application does not stipulate that common-law parents need a long-form application for their children in order to apply.
So if any of you lovely readers are Canadian and happen to be common-law (the atrocity!) make sure you go properly prepared, or else you’ll have taken a day off (or hours, depending on how far you have to travel), of work for nothing. Only to have to take off another day in the very near future to finally get them processed after paying additional fees out the ying yang to have everything expedited in time for your vacation. (Ahem. Us.)
At any rate, we had a most wonderful time with the g-rents who really are so amazing.
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