(This was actually reported by a teacher)
After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent
their holiday away from school......... One child wrote the following:
We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa.
They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded
and they moved to Arizona.
Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look
like 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 a wreck 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 and down in it with hats on. At their gate, there is a doll
house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody
can escape. Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf
carts. Nobody cooks, they just eat 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 worked 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
PRICELESS Forward to all your "retarded grandparent" friends