Boys Don’t Have Agendas

“Zoë and Zane, did Mommy sign your agenda?”

Fair question and simple enough I thought.  Zoë and Zane are both required to keep an agenda for school that essentially lists what homework assignments are due, what tests are coming up, etc. etc.  Our job as parents is to match what the kids have written in their agendas with what the teachers have listed on the school website taking into account that there may have been additions or omissions based purely on whatever the kids say.

It’s also a handy place to correspond with the kids’ teachers.  We sign the agenda nightly and as does the teacher.  Well, we’re supposed to sign it nightly.  I have a tendency to forget.  Maura doesn’t.  And as she had been helping the kids with their homework I assumed she had signed the agendas but wanted to make sure.

“Yep!” “Yes!” they both responded.

Zander, looking puzzled, stopped eating his cereal and put down his spoon.  “But Zane is a boy,” he eventually offered.

“Yes he is Zander.  What does that have to do with anything?”

“He doesn’t have an agenda.  Boys don’t have agendas.”


And then it hit me.

“Agenda, Zander.  A — GEN — DA.  Not vagina!”

“Ohhhh!!  That makes more sense.”

The confusion cleared he then happily returned to his cereal leaving me to wonder what other oddness fills that tiny head.


  7 comments for “Boys Don’t Have Agendas

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Your last two posts have totally cracked me up! Welcome back to the blogosphere!

    • Ed
      Feb 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Mel. It does seem to have been a while.

  2. Maura
    Jan 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Great picture. He is definitely going to be trouble when he gets an age where he can actually start investigating vaginas.

    • Ed
      Feb 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Oh, he’s going to be trouble alright. You know how he loves the fairer sex.

  3. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

    My next question would have been “In which case, why did you think you’d gotten your agenda signed?!” ha ha. I love how kids’ minds work…

    • Ed
      Feb 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      Exactly! He didn’t seem to be bothered at all that mommy would be signing vaginas only that he didn’t have one.

  4. Feb 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Haha. That’s hilarious. Plus we all know girls have agenda’s.

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