Well … not quite yet. Turns out the kiddies need passports too. Doh! So today instead of going to Mexico we drove to San Francisco 3 times. One time to go to the plane and then come home 5 minutes later when we found this out. One time to apply for rushed passports. And one time to pick up the rushed passports.
Leo and I got some quality bonding time on the final drive to SF which only he and I did. He slept on the way there. So I carried him over to the passport office where there was a line out the door of people waiting to pick up their passports. Leo wakes up and tells me he has to pee on the potty. So I go ask the guard nicely if we can go in and use the potty. These passports office guards are very serious and they do not smile at all. Passport office security is actually quite strict. When you get on the elevator there is a sign that says “no weapons allowed after this point”. When you get off there is a metal detector. So it was naive of me to think he’d let me go to the bathroom. And of course he did not. But he pointed me to a public restroom down the street. Since it was closing at four I had to weigh the options, risk having my sleepy boy pee on me or no trip to mexico. Since we really want to go to Mexico I asked Leo to hold it and luckily he did. Phew!
Then we got Leo and Lucy’s passports and Leo was so excited he would not put his down or let me carry it.
On the way back we boogied to the satellite radio. Leo loves dance/pop music. When “Sexy Bitch” came on the radio he perked right up and said “oh, that’s the song I like!” You can listen here to see what refined tastes my son has. Today he didn’t ask me to turn it up but usually he asks me to make it louder when the dance music is on.
Here is some passport photo fun before we gave up and headed to CVS.
|From kids passport|
I was so tired by the time the kids went to bed tonight I can’t remember a day when I was wishing for bedtime more than today. Tomorrow we are up at 4 again to try again!