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Monday, February 25, 2008

Jonathan's Crabby Dream

Yesterday ended a wonderful visit with GG. We all had a great time and I really enjoyed the extra rest on Sunday morning since I had done too much on Friday and Saturday. GG got the boys Milo and Otis. For those of you who haven't seen it, it is a movie about a cat and a dog who go on an adventure. The entire movie is narrated by Dudley Moore, which makes it not a lot of fun for adults to watch, but I don't think that the boys even noticed that. In the movie, Milo (the cat) gets pinched on the nose by a crab and Otis (the dog) gets pinched on the hiney by a lobster. The boys watched the first 30 minutes last night before they went to bed. Around 2:45am, Jonathan woke up and came to our room. He wanted to sleep in our bed and I told him that I would lay down in his bed with him until he went back to sleep. This is a rare occurrence by the way. I walk him to his room and he tells me there are crabs in his bed that are pinching him. Then, he proceeds to drop his lambkin and say that it is pinching him too. This was the first really visual dream that he has had. It took a sit in the chair, an hour in our bed and then finally the couch to get him back to sleep. I had a lot of sympathy for him. When I was about 6 years old, I had a dream that scared me so badly that I just laid in my bed, too scared to move. I dreamed I was bitten by a rattle snake. When it bit, I felt a pain shoot through my leg. I finally got enough courage to jump out of my bed and go to my mom and dad's room. They made it all better, but I am now thankful for that dream, 25 years later. I am glad that I remembered it, because I know how real the dream was for Jonathan.

On a better note, both the boys went back to school today, finally. I went to the gym for a walk. After, I felt a little weak. Just goes to show how three and a half weeks of illness can really wreak havoc on a person. I was hoping to get in a run at the end of the week, but I am not sure if I will be able to.

The best note, Frank is taking me out for our Valentine's dinner tomorrow night. I am glad that we are finally going to be able to celebrate!! I just hope that I can rest tomorrow so I don't fall asleep at 8pm.

1 comment:

Mom of a Redhead said...

Nane, you must be online now too. So cute about the dream, not so cute about being up at 2:45am. Yay for week 5. You should run in the 5K here with me since you aren't doing yours in March. Love you!