Sunboy: I have bad dreams and I wake up and I can’t tell if I’m awake or asleep and then I look around my room and wonder if there’s anything to be afraid about.
Me: Are you using your special powers?
Sunboy:What special powers?
Me: You know…your special powers when you’re dreaming.
Sunboy: Oh yes! I can become invisible in my dreams. A bad guy tries to get me and is like ‘WHOA! What happened to him?’
Me: That’s great! Have you learned to fly yet?
Sunboy: I’m a great flier.
Me: Good. I like to fly too. Remember to use your special powers and know that there’s really nothing to be afraid about. Dreams are just stories in your head.
Sunboy: Okay, I’ll try.
Me: It’s time to sleep now. Why don’t you close your eyes and finish working on your treehouse by the river with your monkey friend?
(Sometimes I wish I was my own mother)