Last night Christopher was staying overnight with a friend, so his chore of feeding the dogs fell to Ben. Ben accomplished this chore with a little help and all was good. After the fact we asked him if he had let the dogs out into the back yard.
"Yes!" he replied in true Ben fashion (sounding exasperated with usfor asking such a dumb question).
"After they ate?" we aked.
"No, before," was Ben's reply.
So we calmly explained to him, dogs have to go outside to use the bathroom after they eat. It's a dog thing.
"What a waste," Ben replied as he walked out of the room. "We spend all that money on Dog Food just to have them poop it all out!"
Amen little man. Amen.