Thursday, February 28, 2013

Nightmare Wake Up

To my son Tommy,

You woke up because of a bad dream this morning at 3:30 am. From what I could gather from your somewhat nonsensical half asleep ranting, in your dream you were pushed down by your cousin Gabe and this really upset you. I laid down with you in your bed and in a few minutes you were calm and asleep. You even giggled in your sleep so I assume your dreams became much better and you reconciled with your cousin.

There are plenty of scary things in the world that could manifest in the subconscious worry of dreams. Yet our mind chooses to focus on things that are very unlikely. Not that you really have a choice, but rejection from a family member who loves you dearly is not what you should have a nightmare about. The things that should keep you up at night should be much more tangible and likely. Getting things caught in your pants zipper, that is something to be afraid about. Of course before your dad dressed you today, you might not have known of that fear. Sorry about that.

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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