At the dinner table:
ME: Jane, I’m going to start looking at some schools, should we look at Immaculate Heart?
JANE: Ooh, Joe’s sisters go there don’t they play hockey?
ME: Yeah, it’s a great school for sports, but you’d have to apply for 6th grade, there’s a few other girls schools we can look at if you want.
HUSBAND: Girls schools?
ME: Immaculate Heart is an all girls school, there’s also Archer, and Marlborough and…
HUSBAND: Why don’t we just buy a pole now and a pair of dancing shoes?
ALEXANDER: What’s the pole for?
And for once, I wasn’t the bad parent.
For the record, I think single sex educations can be terrific for the right kid.