When toddlers attack

Friday, June 22, 2012

Passports, please

The girls' passports didn't arrive Tuesday like the embassy said they would.  They didn't arrive today like the embassy said they would.  "Check back Monday morning," the nice lady tells me over the phone. 

"But we have an 8:25 flight Wednesday morning," I protest.  "That means we only have Tuesday to do the FRRO." 

"When did you apply for the passports?" she asks. 

"Two weeks ago."

She puts me on hold.  "They're in the mail," she tells me.  "Check back Monday morning."

Mail?  Isn't that sort of thing supposed be be hand delivered in a black valise by a square-jawed man in a grey suit?  Or maybe I just want it delivered to me personally by a square-jawed man in a grey suit.

The good news, of course, is that the DNA results arrived five days ago, and there's a 99.9 percent probability that I fathered the girls, as opposed to a random man off the street.  Seriously, they put it that way.  That's why I was told a week ago that the passports would arrive on Tuesday.

So now we wait, and in spite of us giving ourselves what we thought was plenty of time, we're down to the wire.  Oh well.  I'm told by several people at the embassy that the passports will arrive on Tuesday.  Definitely.


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    1. OMG I am laughing out loud right now. I LOVE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR!

  2. sounds like the end is in sight at least

  3. Cutting it close, eh? Everything will work out at the end and you guys will be on the plane home in no time. Remember for FRRO make sure you make copies of everything, bring a stapler/glue stick just in case. For the plane ride home try feeding Clara and Olivia during take-off and landing, that should help.

  4. I can't help but say that this is a good test for parenthood...though I have no idea how it relates to it. Go with it...it's a wonderful story to tell once you're home...safe and sound!

  5. Hey guys! So, Wednesday is the day, huh? Is there a plan for a "goodbye" dinner on Tuesday night? If I don't see you before you leave, have a safe trip home, and best wishes for a wonderful future with your beautiful girls!

  6. Our twin's emergency passports only took one day to process once the DNA results were received. We picked it up from the Embassy ourselves. The Embassy gave us a letter we could use to send with the emergency passport once we were back home to obtain a regular passport at no additional cost.

  7. They say patience is a virtue, I think India really helps us all work on this quality!!!! Even though we resist it at the time...

  8. Hey guys - good luck and hope you get home soon. Mark Dean and Neena

  9. Assuming passports came through and you are all home and loving each other and parenthood.
    IS Bern.adette OK? Do you know?
    Are you all done blogging or in New parent hiatus?