Making New Americans (or How to Wait)
I was so nervous about Sky and Fire's citizenship appointment! I thought for sure they were going to want some paperwork I didn't have or ask question that we couldn't answer. In the end, we had a harder time finding the building (500 Ala Moana Blvd not 300 where the passport office is!) than we did with the appointment. We spent more time waiting that morning that we did doing anything official. Once we found the right building, we checked in and waited. The interview was less than 10 minutes long and then we went back to the waiting room to wait for their certificates of citizenship.
The waiting starts out like this:
Eventually even a movie on the phone doesn't cut it
Maybe making faces for daddy's camera will pass the time
No ceremony, no oath, just a nice man in an office building confirming that Sky and Fire are now Americans
We celebrated with cupcakes and everything was right with the world!
Thanks! It was so anticlimactic after 2 years and thousands of dollars of work. I kind of wish we'd made a bigger deal of it to the kids- although those giant cupcakes they got to eat after were a pretty big deal...ReplyDelete