I'm not sure when it started, but I am now officially lying to my children. What makes me feel better is that apparently EVERYONE does this but NO ONE talks about it.
A few examples:
"No, we can't play video games tonight because Daddy isn't here. Only Daddy knows how to work the video games."
"Oh, no, Mommy is so sorry that she can't give you any candy for dessert. Daddy ate all the candy last night."
"Um, yeah, you can't pee in the basement when Mommy is home. You can only pee in the basement when Daddy is here. It makes Mommy uncomfortable." (And just to clarify, they're not actually peeing on the cement floor - we have a sump pump.)
Hmmm...I'm noticing a trend. All of my lies relate to my dear husband. Also, it's really annoying to refer to yourself in the third person. I'll have to work on that.