Do you tell the odd tiny white lie?
You know the sort...usually for my husband's benefit...
"Oh this old thing? I've had it for ages!!! Practically vintage now!"
And my favourite comeback...
"Well obviously it didn't look great when I wore it last week/month/year if you haven't noticed it before"
My latest cover up involves shredding every possible piece of potential evidence as to the actual price paid for a pair of shoes at my newest, nearest & dearest neighbour, Scotties.
The problem is my daughters need a little more tuition in the art of wardrobe white lies.
"Wow Mummy, look at the box your new shoes came in! Daddy, have you seen Mummy's new shoebox?"
"Well you know Mummy has been working really hard lately, and she deserves a beautiful shoebox like that."
I've recently discovered that one of my favourite clients tells the best white lies.
Some time ago we put together a lovely room for her which included, amongst other things, a sofa, two chairs, curtains and some gorgeous cushions. It looked stunning and she was thrilled.
A few months later she rang me in a bit of a panic.
It seemed her husband was coming to Wellington, and wanted to come and visit us to express his gratitude and thanks to the store that she had won all her furniture from.
Apparently, she had purchased a cushion, and won everything else.
I had to play along. After all, I'm on her team! And after all, I'm such a practised actress.
Recently, she bought another chair from us. This time apparently, she has done some work for me, and I've paid her in chairs.
I'm only thankful that here at home, the girls haven't yet noticed the skirt hanging above the shoebox!
"Oh that old thing..."
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