I never take naps! Unless I'm pregnant (and I'm not!) I try to sneak one in say... once a month. But if I want Jim to come home earlier than expected, all I have to do is park M in front of the TV and lay down for a snooze. Like yesterday for instance. Then it's all:
Jim: "Hi girls! I'm home!"
Me: (shooting up out of my luxury slumber) "I never nap! I don't!"
Jim: "I know."
Me: "This is such a weird, fluke thing! And M does not actually watch TV all day!"
Jim: "Yeah, I know."
Me: "Honestly, I had a little headache so I laid down for like, 20 minutes!"
Jim: "Jule! I know! You never nap! M isn't in front of the TV all day! I know this!"
Me: "Now I sound all defensive when really I wasn't doing anything wrong! Do you want to know what I did today? (Jim is leaving the room now and I'm yelling up the stairs) I caught up on laundry, went to the Y, took the girls to the library, we played ball outside, made a menu for next week, cleaned the office, got my lesson ready for Sunday school... I've been PRODUCTIVE!"
There are other things I hide from Jim besides my monthly nap. For instance, I've been known to slam my computer shut when I hear him coming so he doesn't know the depth of my Facebook addiction. And I'm always hiding food related things from him. Many times I want a food item (like chocolate covered pretzels) all to myself so I'll hide them in the filing cabinet in my office (under D for Delicious!). Or, if a package of Oreos was full when he left, I'll be sure the empty package is replaced by the time he gets home. (Jim: "Noone opened the Oreos?" Me: "Oh gosh, I forgot we even had them!")
I don't hide most purchases from him. Quite the opposite actually, I love showing off my amazing finds ("Look how thrifty I am! Matching bandanas for the girls AND dog for $3!"). With the exception of Girl Scout cookies. If I never tell him about the cookie purchase he'll never wonder why he never ever sees a box cross our home's threshhold and I never ever have to explain how I could possibly finish off an entire box of Jubilees while driving home.
Do you hide anything from your husbands? I promise not to tell them!