One day, little Timmy's mommy told him to go into the back yard and rake all the leaves up. Now, little Timmy did not want to rake all the leaves up! So instead, he went off and played in the woods. He came back inside. His mom looked out and said, "I thought I told you to rake all the leaves up!" But he said, "Well, I did and they all blew back around because of the wind. What an unfortunate thing to happen by chance, poor me!"
He thought he was a smart one. But his mommy, she was pretty smart too! So she went out and looked at the leaves carefully. Then, she looked at the edge of the yard where it was a little wet.
And there she saw a foot print or two in wet leaves, just a few but also pointing to the woods.... Little Timmy got a spanking! For his mommy could recognize what could happen by happenstance and what would not.