Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Safety Monitor

Ricky was proud that Mrs Cleghorne chose him to be the class safety monitor. So many things were unsafe in his classroom that Ricky would often find himself in the cloakrack in a semi-catatonic stupour during recess. Germs. Lefty scissors with the green rubber coating. Allergens in the carpet. Open jars of formaldehyde. At last, Mrs Cleghorne understood the importance of safety policing.

One day during indoor recess (it was raining that day) Matilda asked Ricky to install the top floor of the girls' dollhouse apartment building.

Ironically, the catastrophic collapse of the dollhouse from improper balance caused much classroom mayhem, but Ricky's prognosis was fair - he would walk again with a lot of physical therapy.

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