Ella – Mum, can I have a muffin?
Me – You know that you don’t get it if you ask for it.
Ella – But I won’t!
Me – But you did already ask for it.
Ella – But I didn’t!
Me – So what did you just say to me then?
Ella – “I’m a fairy”.
Momentarily forgetting my strong views on the importance of honesty, I rewarded her quick thinking with a fairy muffin.