Kid: I’m going to tear this house apart!
Me: No you’re not.
Kid: Yes I am!
Me: No, you’re not. Because, if you do, have you any idea what I will do?
Kid: *giggles *
Me: I am going to duct tape you to the wall. And when your mom comes home and asks me, “Why is my daughter duct taped to the wall?”
Kid: *laughing *
Me: I will tell her, “Because she tore apart the house.”
Kid: How are you going to duct tape me to the wall if I tore the whole house apart?
Me: *raises eyebrows *
Case closed. Kid goes back to reading.