"Chase, if you are not going to listen to me, I may need to help you obey with a spanking"
This kid cracks me up all the time - this time he very cooly responded. The conversation went like this:
Chase: "That's ok because I know the secret against spankings."
Me: "oh you do do ya - and what is that?"
Chase: "it's easy... if you don't want a spanking to hurt you just close your eyes"
Me: (trying not to smile - but he isn't really looking at me anyway - because, remember, he is too busy engaged in his own activity to be obeying my instruction in the first place) "and who told you this secret"
Chase: "nobody. I just tried it once and it works. You just close your eyes really tight"
Me: "well, maybe we will hafta test out your theory" :)
Note: the conversation distracted him from is disobedience, he soon did what he was asked and no spanking was put into effect to test the theory....this time!