E: So... There's no real reason why I can't go to the airport with dad tonight then... would you agree?
Me: I am genuinely impressed by your skills of reasoning. You are constructing strong arguments there for your case.
E: Thank you.
Me: How will you use these powers of persuasion as you grow up? Will you use your superior intellect and rationale for the the good of mankind or will you use your powers to manipulate others and bend their will to your own...?
E: Hmmm.... (Thoughtfully rubs his chin in a cartoon villianish kind of way). I'll probably do a bit of both....