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.
~*~A GREAT CUP OF TEA~*~
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."