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.