Friday, February 20, 2009


This was our first nightmare. At least of any that the kids have said "I had a nightmare" and then told us what it was about. Talmage has not been feeling well lately (ear infection) and he was having a hard time sleeping last night. I thought he was in pain. I offered him pain reliever and then afterwards I asked him what was wrong... since he was finally coherent enough to answer me.
That's when he said he had a nightmare. Oh, poor guy. No fun to have nightmares!

Then I asked him what it was about. He said there were animals at the zoo and people were throwing trash into their cages. He started to cry at that point. Such a sweet boy! He truly loves animals!

He says he wants to be a zoo keeper when he grows up and I wonder if he really will :).
One Sunday after quiet time this is what Talmage had constructed upstairs.

The animals are arranged by families (mostly) with their babies (some are carrying them)! The Lincoln logs are trees, in case you didn't know.
I told him to try to dream about helping the animals and taking care of them instead. I'm not sure it worked since he still didn't sleep well after that. I guess out of all the nightmares to have at least it wasn't too scary!
I love the innocence of children!


Anonymous said...

Ben recently had a nightmare that there was a monster in his room. It was so believable to him he came in running to me "mama there is a monster in the room" then he pointed out where it was. I turned on the light and explained it all to him, but it sure was awful. Especially the look on his face, it was real to him.

Alli said...

That is so cute! I love it that he was worried about those dear animals. What a sweet boy :)

luvmykids said...

Poor little guy... I hate it when the kids have nightmares. That would be really sad to see. That is so sweet that he loves animals so much.