So I just had another great verbal exchange with my son. It went a little like this:
Me as my son went to use the computer "OK, so I just fixed that computer this morning so I want you guys to use that the right way, I don't want you to break it again"
M: who at this point is looking at me a little quizzically "you really fixed it?"
M: "Aw thanks mom, you're the best!"
That gets the day started in the right direction!