You understanding that I am all about no frigging lies at all, let me give you just a little twist of opinion. As always, take what you need and blow a hearty Bronx cheer at the rest.
He saw them. He didn't interact with them. He didn't want them to interact with you. He didn't want to spoil your very special event with your DD, nor did he want to draw attention to you and your family by pointing them out to you, you looking, they seeing that, and using that as a excuse to break NC. So he panicked, said nothing, and tried to steer you away from possible conflict.
Ideal way to handle it, ah, no. He should have told you at some point, even if it was at the end of the game when he would say something like, I didn't want to ruin your game, but my parents are here please go left so we don't have to run into them. But, if his intent was good, then maybe this can be a "this is what I would far rather have had happen vice the other" moment.
Of course, for all I know, he does this sort of dodge every time you go out together, in which place, I'll hold him while you 2x4 him.
D-Day, June 10, 2012
They don't need to "protect" us, they just need to respect us, treat us like grown-ups and tell the truth.
This next weekend I know he has been invited via text to go to his hometown to an activity with some classmates. This should be okay, but he took his mistress to a high school event once when I had to stay home with our children to take them to perform in a church service and then he went to a class reunion and talked to the ONE person I asked him not to. He has a classmate that every time he is with her they act like they are and in love... even in front of me... Let's see what he does this weekend...