Poor, tired George Elwood; he has been at it all morning. First one up, then first thing-chopping enough wood to last all night (and beyond). Then, mom announced that she must go shopping with Aunt Mary so now George is stuck doing ALL the laundry. Actually George doesn't mind too much because he managed to get his new pants dirty and doesn't want mom to find out. He will just sneak them in with all the rest of the clothes. George tries to be a good helper, he has his heart set on joining the military when he is older, so he tries to follow orders at home, to ready himself. His little brother, James is not the helping type though, James will run the other way if there is work to be done. George hopes he is setting a good example for James.
George has the first load of laundry finished and in the drier, the second load is in the washing machine and suddenly, the morning just catches up with him. George climbs into the empty laundry basket, the fresh laundry detergent smell surrounds him as he listens to the WHIRRRL of the drier and the rhythmic churn of the washer, before George knows it, he is asleep.
Wouldn't you know it? James, his little brother sneaks in with a camera and snaps a picture. Mom and his aunt get home and find George snoozing away, like a cat who has found an empty box. When the picture that James took is developed everyone has a good laugh at George, George gives James a kick in the pants, but he is able to laugh at it later. George decides he loves his family so much that he may not join the military service, but just stay home and help out. His family is the most important thing for George. (And he has to keep an eye on James!)