Sunday, September 23, 2012

Why I Drink Coffee

I found this charming story in a Focus on the Family newsletter some years ago, and it still makes me laugh and gag at the same time.


Have you noticed that children sometimes try to be helpful, but it only makes your life more complicated?

I heard a story about a mother who was sick in bed with the flu. Her darling daughter wanted so much to be a good nurse. She fluffed the pillows and brought a magazine for her mother to read. And then she even showed up with a surprise cup of tea.

"Why, you're such a sweetheart," the mother said as she drank the tea. "I didn't know you even knew how to make tea."

"Oh, yes," the little girl replied. "I learned by watching you. I put the tea leaves in the pan and then I put in the water, and I boiled it, and then I strained it into a cup. But I couldn't find a strainer, so I used the fly-swatter instead."

"You what?" the mother screamed.

And the little girl said, "Oh, don't worry, Mom. I didn't use the new fly-swatter. I used the old one."

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