A conversation with an acquaintance last week:
"So what school will he go to?"
"Not sure. He's only one so we've got plenty of time to think about it."
"Not really. You should get onto it."
"Hmm" [I'm wondering how deciding on, and enrolling in, a primary school will take 4 years]
"Are you Catholic?"
"Oh that's too bad... the Catholic school in this suburb is really good. I've sent all my children there."
"Really?" [Feigning interest]
"Are you sure you're not Catholic? I really thought you were Catholic for some reason."
"No definitely not. Well, probably not Catholic enough to enroll in that school anyway." [I'm trying to help her out here...]
"But aren't you Greek?"
"Huh, I thought you were Greek, and you know, Catholic." [Greek? Catholic? Whuck?]
"Nope, I can't claim any Greek heritage."
"Well anyway, you'll need to start thinking about what school to send him to." [Phew! Back on safe ground.]
"Yes definitely." [I thought about mentioning Montessori, but bit my tongue thinking that would really confuse things.]
I think I'll just concentrate on surviving creche for now...