Once there was a little boy who lived in the country. The
family had to use an outhouse, and the little boy hated it
because it was so hot in the summer and freezing cold in
the winter and stank all the time. The outhouse was sitting
on the bank of a creek and the boy was determined that one
day he would push that old outhouse straight into the creek.
One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so the little
boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the
creek. He found a large stick and started pushing. Finally,
the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away.
That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed
after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the little boy
asked why. The dad replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse
into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it son?"
The boy answered it was. Then he thought a moment and said,
"Dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped
down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told
The dad replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father wasn't
in the cherry tree."