Living in the country can be quite an experience. Some people absolutely love it, while others may find it challenging to fit into that kind of lifestyle. In this funny story, we meet a little boy who definitely didn’t think country living was a good fit for him.
You see, where this little boy lived, they had to use an outhouse. And let me tell you, he absolutely despised it. During the scorching summers, it felt unbearably hot inside. And when winter came rolling in, it was freezing cold. To make matters worse, there was always a foul smell lingering around!
Now, you can only imagine how fed up this little boy was. He couldn’t stand the sight of that outhouse sitting on the bank of a creek any longer. So one day, during a heavy spring rain, an opportunity presented itself. The creek was swollen, and he knew it was now or never.
Armed with nothing but a large stick, the determined little boy began pushing the outhouse towards the creek. With each push, he got closer to his goal. And then, finally, it happened! The outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away. Victory!
But his triumph was short-lived. That night, his dad called him to the woodshed after supper. The little boy knew exactly what that meant – a spanking was awaiting him. Confused, he asked his dad why he was being punished.
His dad looked at him and said, “Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn’t it, son?”
With a heavy heart, the little boy admitted to his mischievous act. But then, just like any clever child, he tried to use a little history lesson to his advantage. He said, “Dad, I learned in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn’t get into trouble because he told the truth.”
To that, his dad replied with a smile, “Well, son, George Washington’s father wasn’t in that cherry tree.”
If this story brought a smile to your face, why not share it with your family and friends? Laughter is infectious, and the world could always use a little more joy!