Me: Brandon, you need to clean your room because Grandma and Grandpa are coming over tomorrow.
Brandon: But, why??
Me: So that Grandma and Grandpa don't think you are a slob.
Brandon: But I am a slob, Mom. And if I clean my room, don't you think that's a little bit like lying?
(Honestly. The things this kid will say to get out of putting his things away....)