"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Saturday, August 28, 2010

200 Posts!


OK. Does it count if like 27 of them are drafts?

I was thinking of a Bon Voyage Post. We're leaving tomorrow for MEXICO!


Or maybe I'd write a Ganesh Tattoo Post

Or a Kim Update


While lying in bed, looking at the beautiful clear blue sky, thinking about packing...

Yeah. Packing. Haven't done that yet. We leave tomorrow morning at 4am

That's OK. It'll take like 5 minutes.
All we need are swimsuits, goggles, a tee shirt or 2, and passports.

That's what I told Andrew's father.
Andrew is Jack's best bud, and he's coming with us to MEXICO!

They're so excited. We all are.

Anyhoo. Yup.
When Andrew's father asked what he needed to bring, I said
a bathing suit, water shoes, and his passport.

Is that it?

ummm... that's the most important stuff... chuckle

Are you sure?

I wasn't sure what he was getting at. I'm still not sure he was getting at anything.

Well, at 6:30 this morning, looking out the window at the clear blue sky, it occurred to me

can we cross the Mexican border with SOMEONE ELSE'S KID???


so... google to the rescue

and the answer is apparently not


google said we could try, but they might not let us through without a notarized letter.
Signed by both parents.
And his birth certificate

fuck me

OK. My bank has a notary
Hopefully, Andrew's parents have a copy of his birth certificate relatively handy.
I have no idea where my kids' are...their birth certificates...not my kids...my kids are still asleep...i think
Hopefully, both his parents are available to sign a letter in front of a notary on a Saturday
Thank Ganesh I don't need our kids' birth certificates. I hope.

I found a handy dandy online site called LawDepot.com.
With a handy dandy printable form to be used if you're taking someone else's kid across international borders.

It's too early to call Andrew's parents.
And I'm loathe to let them know they're entrusting their only child to such a dumbass.

It will work out. It always does. I am indelibly marked by the Remover of Obstacles.

I'll keep you posted.


  1. Good luck,,,,,I love that you are indelibly marked...xo have a fab trip!

  2. oh man. i wouldn't have thought of that. i'd end up getting arrested at the border for trying to steal someone's kid.

    good luck!

  3. Oh, how fun! Where in Mexico are yall heading? With, or without Andrew, it will be a blast! Crap, I want to go! I'm pretty sure you won't need a note from my parents.

  4. Vaya con Dios and have the best, best, BEST time in the Land of the Maya.
    Magic will abound.
    Love you, Michelle.

  5. Oh, gosh. I hope it works out. And when it does, because it will, have a wonderful, wonderful time! Drink some Mexican drinks for me.

  6. ooh, have fun in your bathing suit and goggles.
    i'll water the plants for you.

  7. being that i take small intimate groups to mexico twice a year...i found this amazingly funny!!!! oh i love your let's roll with it style.
    you cannot imagine the details and lists that equal "time away in mexico" to me....

    oh for the days when i was told "just show up with a toothbrush darling, i will take care of the rest"!

    enjoy every exotic moment!

  8. Love you, Michelle. Hope everything comes together as easily as it can.

    Have a safe trip and, most importantly, have fun!



  9. 200 posts! Hurrah! Mexico! Whoop-ai-ay!

  10. "So...whadaya think?"
    I think you are magic in a mama. I wish I'd been your friend when I was trying to figure out teensy pots. Now that I AM your friend, I am humbly grateful.
    Love you, Michelle.


so... wadaya think?

Your fairy is called Columbine Icedancer
She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable.
She lives in mushroom fields and quiet meadows.
She is only seen when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup.
She wears lilac and purple like columbine flowers. She has icy blue butterfly wings.