One of the chores my son has to do, is take out the garbage. Admittedly, it's not one of his favorites.
The other day, I asked the boy to do his job. "Okay, Mama," he said.
I went out and came back a little later. I didn't think about the garbage until I was preparing dinner. When I went to throw out some trash, I noticed something strange. The garbage can wasn't there.
"Bubba," I called. "Where's the garbage?"
"I threw it away," he answered. "Just like you asked."
"Okay. Great. You took out the trash. But where is the garbage can?"
"I threw that away, too. I got rid of all of it. Now we don't have to worry about taking out the garbage anymore."
(Needless to say, I sent him out to retrieve the can. He wasn't getting out of garbage duty that easily!)