Asleep To Dream

This morning Thalia woke up more excited than usual.

"I saw something mommy! I saw a dog. With my eyes closed."

"Your eyes were closed, honey? You saw a dog when you were sleeping?"

"With my eyes closed. I saw a dog! There was a dog!"

"You had a dream sweetheart. That's what a dream is."

And for some reason that just made me happy beyond belief.


Blogger S said...

Oh, that IS sweet! I think it's because it's such a perfect description of a dream: "I saw something! With my eyes closed!"

And because children know what it means to feel wonder.

10/20/07, 10:28 AM  
Blogger Magpie said...

That is dear.

10/20/07, 11:32 AM  
Blogger Julie Pippert said...

That's awesome. And, you just reminded me of when my daughter first realized about dreams.

Using My Words

10/20/07, 11:33 AM  
Blogger sarah doow said...

That is such a lovely "first"!

10/20/07, 12:37 PM  
Blogger prescott said...

"And I dreamed it was my dog!" is coming tomorrow morning. She's laying the groundwork...

10/20/07, 1:45 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

So sweet. It's amazing as they start to become more and more like people!

10/20/07, 2:04 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

It's so funny that you write this. My son is exactly one week older than Thalia, and exactly one week ago, we woke up to him yelling, "Mommy! Little Dragon bit me!" My husband and I looked at each other and realized, "He just had a dream!"

I completely understand your happiness. Holy cow, they're turning into real people!

10/20/07, 3:58 PM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

That is totally cool. I know that would make me happy to witness.

10/20/07, 7:47 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

that's very neat... and a side-effect of motherhood i've NEVER considered!!!!

thank you for sharing.
i hope i'm aware when this happens to my (not yet existing) baby.

so cool!!!

10/20/07, 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the greatest parts of parenthood - giving fun explanations for seemingly wondrous events. Makes you feel like one heckuva parent!

10/20/07, 11:13 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...


10/21/07, 2:49 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

I remember when BubTar started remembering his dreams. There is something so beautiful about it, their induction into a universal experience.

10/21/07, 1:19 PM  
Blogger anniemom said...

I used to nanny (!) and I remember once when my little charge was standing in his crib and pointing up at his stuffed giraffe on a shelf. He took a deep breath and blew out through his mouth, still pointing at the giraffe. He said, sleepy-eyed and pink cheeked, "He blowded on me." My heart melted. Sweet, sweet babies coming to life every day... my son is 15 months, and I am excited for his first dream, too. What a ride. xoxo

10/21/07, 9:09 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

That is so sweet. SO sweet. Thank you for sharing that precious moment with us.

10/21/07, 10:30 PM  
Blogger Mahlers On Safari said...

Adorable! (Said with a French accent.)

10/22/07, 8:53 AM  
Blogger ALI said...

will has been waking up and telling me about his dreams too!
so far "dump truck stuck" and something about a bug he was trying to swat in his crib...boys!

10/22/07, 11:31 AM  
Blogger Moments Of Mom said...

That is so great! I can't recall my oldest remembering her first dream....

What a neat way to wake up!

10/22/07, 12:39 PM  
Blogger LJ said...

The force is with you young Thalia, but you are not a Jedi yet.

I understand what you mean. Mine rolled over from her tummy to her back for the first time yesterday and it was like I'd won the Superbowl.

10/22/07, 12:43 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

I love this part! It's so wonderful to hear about that inner world they're developing.

10/22/07, 12:59 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Meanwhile, mine had a nightmare that a mountain fell on her crib and she couldn't get out. So I had to sleep on her floor all night. Swap?

10/22/07, 5:50 PM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

So sweet. I love her excitement about it.

10/22/07, 6:20 PM  
Blogger Guilty Secret said...

That is so sweet. It's so cool to think you're going to be able too look back at things like this cos you blogged them too.

10/23/07, 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the many reasons I love you - and your writing - is that you share the joy in these small moments that we all know are the core of the greatness of momhood.

You're the best!

10/23/07, 12:43 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

That is so sweet! Coincidentally, Bossy also saw a dog with her eyes closed this morning. Except it was Bossy's Great Dane licking her awake.

10/23/07, 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is way too adorable! I've never even thought about not knowing what it is to dream ...those kids, they're so darn interesting.

10/23/07, 4:51 PM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...

That is too freakin' cute!

10/24/07, 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent!! I'm smiling.

10/24/07, 10:40 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

I just wanted to comment on your previous post -- though, this one rocks as well. I was going to leave a comment in that other post, but I got scared. : )

Anyway, I will check out that new list by Cool Mom Picks, which I should say I unsubscribed to because I get so tired of parenting magazines and blogs telling me what the must-haves are for my daughters. When I do buy a new toy, which is extremely rare, it has to pass some serious requirements. I think the list you have talked about will be a good one. Thanks.

10/26/07, 12:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

cute!!!! so cool!!!

10/27/07, 7:23 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Vaya con dios!

I, too, have crazy rituals with my kids that others scoff and wrinkle their noses at.

Have a great time!

10/29/07, 6:57 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

ah, this made me tear up - how sweet!

what i also love (in a meta sort of way) is that she didn't say "where's that dog?" she knew that she saw it with her eyes closed and that THAT was just as cool as the dog itself!

new to your blog and liking it muchly.

11/1/07, 4:30 PM  

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