But this little girl has certainly put her cunning skills to good use in an attempt to uncover this year's birthday present list.
Lily – who wins first prize for initiative – has written a clever letter to her mother, secretly disguised as her dad Don, in a bid to find out what presents she should expect for her birthday.
The wily youngster passed a handwritten note to her mum, who is addressed here as 'wife', being extremely thorough and even crossing out her spelling mistakes. It reads:
'What did you get Lily for a surprise again.
'I forgot. Please reply here …'
And then finally in a sincere effort to really pull the wool over her mother's eyes, she signs the letter off, 'Love Don.' Genius!