Well, my possibly of running for Mom-of-the-Year lasted about 18 days. While checking my email this morning, I was in shocked disbelief that my federal (and thus state) tax returns were denied. Denied!?! But my tax return is the easy one. Literally a 1040-EZ it is so simple. One job, part time, no itemized deductions or mortgages or anything. I do it on the Internet in about a half hour. What on earth?! Panic and thoughts of audits ran through my head. I couldn't survive an audit. My water tight filing system is a giant crumpled pile on the shelving next to our bed.
I open the document and then realize that it was returned because...
Good Job Mom!
Yeah, see those federal people are rather picky that the Social Security number actually match the name of the person you are trying to receive money for. Quick fix, all better, nicely accepted now in just under 45 minutes. All Good.
Perhaps this will become a funny story for him when he is a parent, or eighty, or if I decided to tell him at all.