Something I actually said to my three year old daughter this AM:
See honey? Trying sometimes works.
What I didn’t add, thankfully:
“Note that I said ’sometimes,’ honey. Rarely, in fact. Come to think of it, honey, we all rot eventually… so what’s the point of ANY effort?”
Next: Daddy’s Power Point demo showing that hard work and exemplary behavior MAY result in a crust of stale bread someday. (Though not likely.)