Any parent will understand that sometimes you just lie to your kid.
Examples are easy; no we don’t have any chips (lies, they are just hidden), lying about what time it is and telling them stores don’t have cookies sometimes… it gets you through the moment/day. Everyone does it.
Kristen said in this interview that she lies to her kids when their bithday’s are. If they fall on a weekday, she tells them their birthday is on the weekend.
I’m down with this logic until the kid understands that I’m not going to pull a birthday out of thin air for them.