Which means we have some wonderful exchanges, like this one yesterday morning…
geekdaughter: I’m tired, Mummy
Me: (knowing that this is usually just a ploy to get me to put the TV on for her) Are you really tired sweetheart, or are you just hedging for some telly?
Her: I’m really, really, really, really tired Mummy… [pause] … Actually I’m hedging for telly!
I’m going to be so upset when she learns about deceit!