So we have the boys do a few chores around the house. When I say a few, I mean, well, really, too few. One of their chores is collecting all the trash in the house on the night before trash pick-up and taking all the trash to the curb. This past week, on two separate occasions, I asked each boy to come take the trash in both kitchen cans out to the big cans in the garage. Their responses were identical: “But Mom, we take the trash out on Wednesdays. We don’t have to do it now.” I took this opportunity to shatter all their fantasies that the trash fairies come on all the other nights of the week to take all the trash out to the big cans. I told them that Mommy and Daddy took out trash at least once a day. The shock and horror on their faces was priceless. Just so they don’t start to believe in the trash fairies again, we plan to give them more opportunities to take out the trash on days in addition to Wednesday.