Child Perspective on Retirement

Child Perspective on Retirement

A teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their vacation. One child wrote the following:

"We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live here in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retired and they moved to Florida.

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 doll house 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 do 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 retirement and says I should work hard so I can be retired some day, too. When I earn my retirement, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren."


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Re: Child Perspective on Retirement

When they do get out, they have a habit of driving down the road in the fast lane at 35 miles per hour with their right turn signal on. On their way to WalMart. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

C Nash

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Re: Child Perspective on Retirement

if the turn signals on I just leave it. Sooner or later I will turn that way :laugh:
Re: Child Perspective on Retirement

This is too cute. I want to earn my retirement and go to the wrecked center and jump up and down in the pool! But I will get out once in a while to visit my grandkids! I guess I will have to save extra to pay the man in the doll house! :eek: :clown: :laugh:
RE: Child Perspective on Retirement

Very cute!
I can't wait to become retired and eat Early Birds too.

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