Mama Diaries

Monday, January 25, 2016

Taking out the Trash

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!)

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  1. Nice try, Bubba. Unfortunately, garbage keeps producing itself.

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    1. He'd have to keep going outside to toss the garbage if he tossed the inside can.

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  2. Hi, dear Sherry!

    I knew Bubba was fibbing when he told you he threw away the garbage can. It is a proven fact that it is impossible to get the trash collectors to take a garbage can with them, even if you want them to! :)

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    1. Haha! We have an outside trash can that holds the majority of the garbage. The inside one is much smaller. That's the one he tried to toss.

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  3. But I see the strategy! Brilliant, Bubba.

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    1. I'm sure he thought he'd outsmart me on that one.

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  4. Oh boy, Bubba got into trouble on that one! He tried to find a solution to everything! :)

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    1. Yes. Although sometimes his solutions are questionable.

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  5. He's priceless Sherry, your son will get on in life.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I hope so. He has to keep a positive outlook.

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  6. It was a good try on Bubba's part.

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  7. Ah! But there is no end to trash. Nice try, though. ;)

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  8. lol always need a garbage can. Nice try though.

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    1. Or he needs to find a magic wand that can just make garbage disappear.

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  9. I think he should probably become a lawyer since he's so good at finding loopholes!

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    1. He'd be a great lawyer. He's interested in politics, too. Maybe that's what he'll be someday.

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  10. Of course, you could have just piled the garbage in his room. I mean, it has to go somewhere. And since he thought that getting rid of the can was a solution...

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    1. Haha! Sure. If he tries that trick again, I'll pile the garbage in his room. (Sad thing is, he probably wouldn't care.)

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  11. Grief, you have to hand it to him.

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  12. Hope Bootsy inspected the can first!

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  13. Too funny. That boy is always thinking.

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  14. This is something one of my boys would so do! Clever kiddos!

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    1. I bet a lot of kids would try this if they thought of it!

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  15. Sherry, I see you have to be very precise in with your instructions. Bubba's antics make me laugh. :-)

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  16. Lol... he's inventive, I'm not letting Valentina get this idea.. haha xox

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  17. Smart thinking. He sure deserves credit there. :) I don't like taking the trash out either.

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