Little Johnny lived in the country. They had to use an out-house, and Little Johnny hated it because it was hot in the summer and cold in the winter and stank all the time. The out-house was sitting on the bank of a creek and Johnny determined that one day he would push that out-house into the creek.
One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so Little Johnny decided today was the day to push the out-house into the creek. So he got a large stick and started pushing. Finally, the out-house 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, Little Johnny asked why.
The dad replied, “Someone pushed the out-house into the creek today. It was you, wasn’t it son?”
Little Johnny answered yes. 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 truth.”
His dad replied, “Well, son, George Washington’s father wasn’t in the cherry tree.”