Saturday, January 16, 2016

Retardment Grandparents

After Christmas vacation, 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 Stayyoung Bay in Florida where everyone lives in nice little houses, and so they don't have to mow the grass anymore!

They ride around on their bicycles and scooters 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 there 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 grandchildren.

Hat tip: Georgia L.
Image Credit: Fl Over 55
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  1. What a great story about retardment! Ha ha I have earned my retardment/retirement and now I am jobless!

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    1. I earned mine too and it's wonderful. :)

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  2. Love this story. So cute. Makes me want to be retarded that much sooner :)

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    1. You'll love it Ann. It's most wonderful. :)

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  3. I enjoyed that it was funny and sweet at the same time heheh!

    Have a cutetastic day Sandee :-)

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    1. Kids see things so differently don't they. :)

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  4. I'm loving retardment here in W Palm Beach for the winter. Today we have sun...finally! Loving the early birds, too.

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. I know you are honey. It's wonderful not having to go to work everyday. :)

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  5. That is such a great story. And some of us older folks are retarded just from being retired. Sandee, you and Zane have a most wonderful week end.

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    1. This is true Marg. Great observation. :)

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  6. I'm so glad that I reached my retardment so that I was able to go on a big boat and cruise around big land places.

    Have retardment Saturday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. You've got 13 days until cruise time. I know you're excited. :)

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  7. Bwahaha! Oh this is funny1 Gotta share this one with the family! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Out of the mouth of babes. They see things so simply. :)

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  8. Grandparents abode from the point of view of innocent kid and its genuine wish. Funny too!
    Have a great day!

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    1. Yes it is, yes it is. :)

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  9. What a cute story.

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    1. I thought so too Jean. :)

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  10. Such a cute story!!! :) :)

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    1. Kids live in a magical world. To see life from their point of view is most charming. :)

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  11. very cute and sweet- plus hilarious! Have a super day and big hugs to you and Zane!

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    1. It is very cute and sweet. You and Russell have a great day and weekend. Big hugs back. :)

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  12. I was born retarded.

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    1. Me too and it's way more fun than being normal. Whatever normal it. :)

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  13. And where is this place? I can be packed in an hour.

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    1. Come on over and I'll show you Marti. :)

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  14. Come to think of it, I've been retarded for 13 years now. C-)

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    1. I retired in 2003 so this will be my 13th year too. Love it. :)

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  15. Adorable! I hope you're having a great Saturday, Sandee.

    "Big Hugs" to ya. :)))

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    1. We are having a great Saturday Annie.

      Big hugs back. :)

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  16. Heeheehee! It sounds like "retardment" is worth it!

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    1. Oh it's worth it. You'll see one of these days. :)

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  17. Some day I"m going to be retarded too :D

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    1. Right now you're having a great time teaching all your little ones. :)

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  18. I've been retarded almost three years now. I think I'll stay that way. The grandcrew are welcome anytime.

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    1. You and I are on the same page. Yes we are. :)

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  19. My dad eats early birds too. Love this story. Kids say the cutest things.

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    1. Kids see things so differently than we do. It's wonderful. :)

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  20. A lot of us will probably end up there.

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    1. I'm not there yet, but getting closer all the time. :)

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  21. Aww love it!
    This is the kind of retardment I want, someday, in 20-some years.

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    1. You'll love it when it arrives. We sure do. :)

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