2. This Is Not For Children
One of the most used default lies has to be “this is not for kids”, no matter what it was. If you did not have a good enough lie you could always say that something was not for kids and usually they would shut right up OR make them ask a lot of ‘why’ questions like; “why can’t we have that?”, “when will it be for children?”, “How do you know it is not for us unless we have tried it and tell you?”. Parents underestimate the cleverness of their children and usually end up giving in and handing over whatever they claimed the kids couldn’t have.