Dreams and Nightmares

Since the band next door was practising tonight, I took Nefarious and Cassie out to the park after supper. We played and built sandcastles for a while, and then when it got dark, we set up my computer and watched The Nightmare Before Christmas and ate the snacks we’d gotten earlier in the lobby 7-11, creating our own little drive in.

For Nefarious’s allowance, we’ve come to the agreement that in the morning she can tell me her dreams from the night before — and if she doesn’t remember, she can make up a story instead — and in return get a small reward for her piggy bank. In addition to being a fun thing to do in the morning, it’ll help her both learn to remember her dreams in more detail, and it will help her to be a better story teller.

PS. And I don’t know if it’s doing this for everyone, but it’s pretty funny that since I mentioned the movie Nightmare Before Christmas that google is now serving up goth advertisements! Hahaha.



  1. Jenna Fox wrote:

    I used to love doing that!.. Back when I had friends and stuff. It’s kinda just cold and dark on ones own. :/

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  2. JuanKi wrote:

    NBC is one of the best movies ever so the goth ads are totally worth it haha

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7:19 am | Permalink
  3. angela wrote:

    google’s showing me flight-school ads.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  4. peteD3 wrote:

    im seeing dating ads

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  5. Melanie wrote:

    You are the coolest dad ever! Ari is so lucky to have you.

    Your makeshift drive-in sounds fun :)

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  6. Brent wrote:

    I really wish I could remember my dreams. If i remember three a year that is astonishing. Thanks for the great idea since our son is little less than a month away. The one thing I would rather NOT pass along to him is my very very poor memory!

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Permalink
  7. Ashley wrote:

    Has she seen Coraline? It is such an amazing movie, for children and adults alike. Plus when you buy the DVD you get the 3D version!

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Permalink
  8. Shannon wrote:

    Yes, we read Coraline and then watched the movie — enjoyed them both. Just in 2D though.

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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