D is for Dreams #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 5, 2021 in A-Z Challenge / 2 Comments

Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old

This month I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and will be posting every day except Sundays. My readers voted for the theme “Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old”. During bedtime discussions and colouring sessions, my daughter will finally be providing the answers to the philosophical problems and unsolved mysteries that have puzzled humanity’s greatest thinkers for centuries.

Why do we dream?

Me: Why do you think we have dreams?

Leona: Um. To help us to sleep.

Me: Where do they come from?

L: Our brain, of course!

Me: Why does your brain make dreams?

L: Um. Because it controls everything. My brain knows everything!

Me: Does everyone dream?

L: Yes, of course! I always have dreams about bad dreams. Every time I always start there’s bad dreams.

Me: Where do you think the bad dreams come from?

L: Remember that black guy from Santa?

Me: [momentarily confused] Ah, you mean Pitch from Rise of the Guardians?

L: Yeah, the Boogeyman. And we get good dreams from Sandy! I don’t really believe in them, though.

Me: Why not?

L: I just don’t.

childs drawing of a person sleeping in bed
“Person sleeping”, by Leona, aged 5.
over to you

What’s the strangest dream you can remember? Do you have a theory about why we dream? Let me know in the comments!

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2 responses to “D is for Dreams #AtoZChallenge

  1. Red

    I used to analyze my dreams. Had a book and everything. Called in to late night radio once, too. The most significant thing I remember is that dreams are egocentric. Everything in your dream is about you. People are just that element of you that is most like that person. Like that.

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