Mom, thanks for making me dinner.
Dude, I'm not cooking tonight. Dad is.
Well, thanks for making me dinner every other night you cook for me.
Work with me here, Mom. I'm trying to distract you from remembering you want me to hang up my clean laundry tonight.
Sadly, I really will probably forget; though it will not be due to any smooth distraction skillz Bug thinks he may or may not have. The truth is just that I'm easily distracted.
Oooh, look! Something shiny!