Little Bruce comes down for breakfast and his mother asks if he had done his chores.
“Not yet,” answers Bruce.
His mother tells him that until he completes them, he won’t be getting any breakfast.
That makes Bruce a bit mad but he pushes off to feed the chickens and kicks one. He goes on to feed the cows, and kicks a cow as well. He goes to feed the pigs, and he kicks a pig.
Then he walks back in for breakfast and his mother gives him a bowl of dry cereal.
“How come I don’t get any eggs and bacon? Why don’t I have any milk in my cereal?” asks Bruce.
“Well,” explains his mother, “I saw you kick a chicken, so you don’t get any eggs for a week. I saw you kick the pig, so you don’t get any bacon for a week either. I also saw you kick the cow, so for a week you aren’t getting any milk.”
Just then, his father comes down for breakfast and kicks the cat half way across the kitchen.
Bruce looks up at his mother with a smile and says, “Are you going to tell him, or shall I?”