Once again stolen from my adult daughters Facebook page.
*putting KB to bed*
KB: Mommy, will you check my closet and bed for monsters?
Me: You know what deters monsters?
KB: *clearly distrustful* What?
Me: A clean room.
KB: You’re just saying that to get me to clean my room.
Me: Is it working?
KB: *jaunty glare* No. Now check for the monsters and go.