I am getting much more experience being an assistant notary / paralegal / courier / proofreader than being a parent. But in order to be an adoptive parent, you need to be all of these things, too. Today was a great example of this.
P and I each have to get notarized letters from our employers saying that we really do work for them. Our agency even provides a template letter. Easy peasy, right? Not so fast.
Our template letter has a fake header for GLC Van Lines. The letter says that John Doe has been working at GLC Van Lines since blah, blah, blah. I give a hard copy of the template to P to bring to his HR. It's covered with sticky notes and a cover page explaining what needs to be done. We also send along an electronic version, just to make things even easier. If only I got assignments that are so simple!
P comes home with the letter and it goes on the stack of papers that are ready for the courier (me) to bring to Beacon Hill. It's on his company's letterhead and looks so nice and official. Except it says that P works at GLC Van Lines! What?! Back to HR...