I can always be tricked into revealing things, mostly because I forget it’s a secret. The best thing, as I said in the comic, is to layer in the truth so that when I remember half way through, I am covered.
A long time ago, when I had a surprise birthday party for Keren, I told her that I was holding a birthday party for her. I didn’t tell her that it was going to be a huge party extravaganza. That way, if any of the 50 to 100 people accidentally let it slip, she wouldn’t have been surprised.
I don’t remember how many people came to that party. There were a lot. I got my hotmail account banned for all the emails I sent out.
Ekko: Dad! Mommy told Zoe!
Keren: Mommy failed again...
Errol: Uh oh. Poor Mommy. When I tell a secret, I layer it in truth.
Panel 2 -
Errol: I would've said she's coming in September to cover any mistakes I made.
Zoe: What mistakes is dadcheese making now?
Panel 3 -
Errol: Mistakes? What? Oh! Ha ha! Nothing! Nothing at all! So...uh...are you excited about Maya coming?
Panel 4 - Ekko, Keren, and Errol are mortified.