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 the he thought a moment and said, “dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn’t get in trouble because he told the truth.” The dad replied, “Well, son. George Washington”s father wasn’t in the cherry tree.”