I always give my kids what they want. Especially when it comes to food.
The kitchen is always open around here.
So, when we have, say, six children, who never seem to get full (of snack food at least) I would never barricade the kitchen off, deeming that the kitchen is closed and that you may not enter, under any circumstances, until the curtains are open again, signaling that it is "snack" or meal time again.
And seeing as I am just about as domestic as they come,
Always cooking with delight...
a smile always on my face when I'm in the kitchen,
I would never sneak into a barricaded kitchen just to get a quick quiet minute to myself.