Zayd, Ethan, Paul, Mollie and I were taking a stroll around our neighborhood when the topic of dreams...
well... nightmares came up.
Zayd: I had three nightmares last night.
Me: Three! Holy cow! What happened?
Ethan: I have nightmares too!
Me: Yes Ethan, I'm sure you do. Zayd is talking now though. K?
Zayd: So in the first dream, I was in Mrs. Foley's classroom (his 4th grade teacher) and she closed the door and said, "If you are in here now - you are in this grade for the rest of the year." And I was like "Nooooo!"
Me: Oh my. That does sound scary.
Zayd: (snorts) It was.
Me: Then what?
Zayd: Well... my second dream was that we had to bring these decorated cubes to class and talk about them and I had no idea what the teacher was talking about but everyone else had their cubes all decorated.
Zayd: Why did I have those dreams?
Me: You're anxious about school starting.
Zayd: Yeah. I guess I am kinda nervous about school.
Me: Actually lots of people have dreams kinda like yours - Sometimes dreams tell us that we are nervous about something... Those are sort of nightmares, I guess. They are dreams about how we aren't prepared for class, or a presentation, or something. Some people have dreams that they walk into a room without all their clothes on...
Ethan: I am naked in all of my dreams!
Ethan: Yeah! I'm naked in all my dreams. I am in school and I am walking around naked but no one cares or looks at me, well except my friend Matt, but he doesn't care either, he talks to me and stuff and has lunch with me and doesn't say anything and the other people don't say anything to me either but I am naked...
Me: You are totally naked?
Ethan: Well... yeah. I am pretty much naked. But no one cares or laughs or anything. Well... I guess in some of my dreams I have my underwear on... but sometimes I don't have my underwear on.. and I just walk around and stuff...(he shrugs his shoulders)
Ethan: I guess I have a lot of nightmares, huh?