GRANDPARENTS - (this was actually
reported by a teacher)
After Christmas, a teacher asked her young
pupils how they spent
holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:
We always used to spend the
with Grandma and Grandpa.
They used to live in a big brick house but
Grandpa got retarded and they
moved to Florida
. Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to
grass. They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags
because they don't
know who they are anymore.
They go to a building called
center, but they must have got it
fixed because it is all okay now, they
do exercises there, but they don't
do them very well. There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up
in it with hats on. At their gate, there is a doll house with a
sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes
sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts.
Nobody there cooks, they
out. And, they eat the same thing every
night --- early birds. Some of the
people can't get out past the man in the doll house.
The ones who do get
out, bring food back to the wrecked center for pot luck.
My Grandma says that Grandpa
all his life to earn his retardment
and says I should work hard so I can
be retarded someday too. When I earn my
retardment, I want to be the man in the
doll house. Then I will let people out,
so they can visit their grandchildren.