“Dante only wrote about the nine circles of hell because he was a man who never had to go to the DMV and the social security office in the same day. But I have seen this place…I have experienced it…and I lived to tell the tale.
“When your beautiful, perfect, amazing child is born, there are many adult responsibilities you have to handle, in addition to cuddles. One of those is making sure that your baby has a social security number, if for no other reason than you are going to want that tax write off come April. Our hospital has a wonderful woman that comes to your room, helps you fill out lots of paperwork, and then mails everything to social security for you. How wonderful! All you have to do is wait for their card to come in the mail.
“So, I waited.
“And waited.” –Britney Lowe, The Wondering Mother, 2019
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