James and I had a play date yesterday. We were seeing his friend, also called James, and James' sister Lucy.
'My' James wandered into the kitchen where I was chatting with Andrew.
"Mama, chocolade," said James.
The other James wandered in behind him.
"No James, no chocolate"
I didn't know if Andrew had chocolate so wanted to nip this in the bud.
"James doesn't eat chocolate," I added inexplicably, knowing it wasn't true and amazing myself that I had just lied to James, for the first time I can remember.
I had no sooner uttered the lie (which I never do with James and this is why)...
"Daddy, me want chocolate," insisted the other James.
Never, ever lie to children. It will only bite back!