Even if you're not a grandparent you will enjoy this.
A teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their spring vacation.
One child wrote the following:
We always spend our vacation with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live
here in a big, brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to
Florida and now they live in a place with a lot of other retarded people.
They live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They
ride around on big tricycles and wear name tags because they don't know who
they are anymore.
They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it
fixed because it is all right now. They play games and 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 their
hats on. I guess they don't know how to swim.
At their gate there is a dollhouse with a little old man sitting in it. He
watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out. Then they go
cruising in their golf carts.
My grandma used to bake cookies and stuff, but I guess she forgot how.
Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And they eat the same thing every
night: Early Birds.
Some of the people can't get past the man in the dollhouse to go out, so the
ones who get out bring food back to the wrecked center and call it pot luck.
My Grandma says Grandpa worked all his life to earn his
retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded one day, too.
When I earn my retardment I want to be the man in the dollhouse. Then I will
let people out so they can visit their grandchildren.