Care Capsule

Light Notes





In a nursing home, their teeth are loose. Everyone takes out their teeth at night and puts them back in again in the morning. Then afterwards there are morning prayers. (Camilla, age 6)

Grannies have large bottoms because they have had so many people sitting on their lap that the lower part of their body has been pushed out. (Henrik, age 8)

The best thing about my granddad is that he is him and doesn’t pretend to be some normal person. (Per-Ole, age 6)

If old people could have children, it wouldn’t be such a good thing. The nursing homes are full enough already, so imagine if lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also went there. (Johannes, age 8)

Being an angel is usually a woman’s job.
(Anna, age 9)

There was a boy who lived with his family on a farm. The farm had an icehouse, where produce was stored. One day, the boy noticed that a family of wrens was trapped in the building. He opened the doors to coax the birds out, but oddly, they refused. The boy was very worried about them, because it was so cold in the icehouse. That night, he knelt at his bedside and prayed, “God bless all the little chilled wrens.

One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, “Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?

The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. “I can’t dear,” she said. “I have to sleep in Daddy’s room.

A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: “The big sissy.”

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