"Early in the second season, Brick discovers what a little white lie is from his parents, realizing they only did it to protect him from the reality. When was the last time you told your kids, or your family a little white lie? Did they ever find the truth out? Have your kids ever caught you in a lie? See how Frankie, the loving wife and mother of three from ABC's The Middle handles her white lies when her youngest son becomes the wiser."
I am a firm believer in white lies. Judge Judy always says that lies are bad because people can't keep their stories straight and if they would just tell the truth, life would be easier. I have always preached to my kids that they will be in more trouble for lying than just admitting to what they did wrong. Now white lies on the other hand aren't as big of a deal to me. I definitely agree with the old adage: "what you don't know can't hurt you."
I grew up with parents who would occasionally ask me not to tell the other one something and it lead me to be a highly sneaky person. Not good, I know, but rest assured, I am mostly rehabilitated Sure, I will occasionally white lie to my kids. And my daughter usually calls me out on it. It may be something as little as a white lie I made up about why we couldn't do something and she seems to know when I'm fibbing.
And of course we always fib to our significant others. For instance, I might buy a shirt for $10 and say it was only $5 just because I think it sounds better if I didn't spend as much money.
So, I can totally relate to The Middle in this situation. And unless you're Mother Teresa (which would be odd cause she's dead) then I dare you to truthfully say that you have never committed a white lie!