Analyzing Children’s Dreams

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Analyzing Children’s Dreams

Axel did not like our discussion before he went to sleep. He is socially so different from Brevitt and is quite content hanging with his one best friend and his family. I tried to teach him how to be sympathetic and friendlier to the other children who look up to him and ask for playdates with him daily. He started crying telling me that I couldn’t force him to play with people he didn’t want to. Frustrated and exhausted I didn’t have the energy to play this one out. He is not easy to get back on track once he gets upset.

The next morning he told me about his dream: The two of us were eating lots of chocolate together and I was pregnant with a cake in my stomach. Axel told me that the cake was getting sick from all of the chocolate and something was wrong. The cake baby swooshed out and had an ear for a nose.

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  1. One of my two was like that – a one-on-one kind of kid. Grown up, he still is. And if I’m honest with myself, that’s me too! I’ve come to realize it is really an energy thing. I pick up on other people’s energy so acutely that in a group, or crowd I am miserable – there is just too much energy being felt (by me) from all the others. One on one I’m fine. Took me decades to fully get it. I suspect my son is the same way altho we’ve never discussed it.

  2. This reminds me of a song my grandmother used to sing to me:
    “Be courteous, kind and forgiving,
    Be gentle and peaceful each day,
    Be warm and human and grateful,
    And have a good thing to say.

    Be thoughtful and trustful and childlike,
    Be witty and happy and wise,
    Be honest and love all your neighbors,
    Be obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant.

    Be pompous, obese, and eat cactus,
    Be dull, and boring, and omnipresent,
    Criticize things you don’t know about,
    Be oblong and have your knees removed.

    Be tasteless, rude, and offensive,
    Live in a swamp and be three dimensional,
    Put a live chicken in your underwear,
    Get all excited and go to a yawning festival.”

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