Friday, May 15, 2009

A Candid Moment

Chris and I decided that we may take a trip this summer.  Not sure yet on the details, but we have the fever to visit the sandy, beautiful beaches of Mexico.  We haven't shared this with the kids yet because we didn't want to disappointment the again.  We were suppose to go to Orlando, FL to a Conference held by our drug wholesale company at Disney World. It was canceled due to lack of funding from the drug manufacturers.  The economy has affected so much.  Anyway, back to the reason for this post.  After deciding that we may visit Mexico, we knew we had better file the paper work for the kids passports, so we picked the kids up early from school to have a photo made and to file the papers at the courthouse.  The kids were a little concerned, having a picture made and we didn't even have to fix their hair or change clothes.  Madi was really bothered that she didn't have time to brush her hair.  "MOM,  I had a hat on all day! "  I convinced her that no one would really look at this photo and that seemed to calm her down for the moment.  Parker on the other hand could have cared less.  So on to the courthouse with just minutes to spare.  Both parents and child must be present to file the papers, so we all head up to the office.  Needless to say our office here is very limited in space for visitors.  The four of us in a small, quiet, office was change for the ladies there.  We filled out all the papers and waited patiently.  Before finishing up, the sweet lady helping us said we will all have to do the oath.   So we bring the kids up to the counter, and she says would you all raise your right hand please.  This wasn't something the kids were expecting.  They don't really even understand why we were there and what a passport is all about.  So as she starts reading off the oath, both kids eyes begin to bug out, especially Parker.  She continued on and in a whispered voice Parker turned around just slightly and asked "Do I have to repeat all of that?"  The look on his face was priceless.  In moments like this it's when I say "that kid is so cute".   I would give anything to see a picture of the kids faces standing there, right arm up and bug eyed.  A classic moment.  Something I'll never forget!

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