"Dad, there's a monster under my bed!"
"Oh? What does it want?"
"Wait, I'll ask..."
"It's afraid of the Roomba."
"Yeah. I'll build a Lego wall for it to hide behind."
"But dad!"
"Tomorrow. I'll turn the Roomba off for tonight."
"It says thanks!"

@MicroSFF Consistent with my belief that the "monster" under the bed is always just the cat.

A cool story, but still fiction - especially the last line. In my experience no monster would ever be satisfied so easily if there is a chance that the kid will spend time with it.

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