Mama Diaries

Friday, August 14, 2015

Dream Theory

My eleven-year-old son seems to be very interested in dreams. He has them nearly every night, and he loves to tell me about them in the morning.

"Mama, I think I know what dreams are," he said.

"What are dreams?" I asked. I couldn't wait to hear this one.

"They're your mind travelling to an alternate universe where you live another life."

"You think?" I asked.

"Yes. And do you know what's cool about them?"

"What?"

"They're like watching television. But without time limits. I can watch my dream for nine hours, and you can't tell me to turn it off."

(I think he has a point!)


Now for the Bubba question of the day: Michael D'Agostino wanted to ask Bubba where the best place was to take a girl out on a date. I wasn't sure if this was such a great question to ask an eleven year old, but since the boy is wise beyond his years, I asked. He said. "Take her to a Chicago Style Pizzaria. The deep dish pizzas are the best!"

I have a few more questions from you, that I need to get answers for. I'll post Bubba's responses. If you have any other burning questions for Bubba, please post them in the comments.

53 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry! That's as good an explanation of dreams as I've ever heard. I wouldn't dream of debating him about it. :)

    I wish you and your family a very happy weekend, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Haha! I'm sure he'll be thrilled to know he has the final word about dreams.

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  2. Chicago pizza! He is a smart boy.
    I like his version of dreams.

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    1. It's been a while since I've had Chicago pizza. Now he's making me want one!

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  3. Yeah never know, could be glimpses into another universe, said to be infinite universes out there.

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    1. That's what I hear. Dreams must be your mind tripping through them.

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  4. You should encourage him to write them down--I wish I had written my dreams down as a kid as I've done as an adult. I'll have to think up a good Bubba question.

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    1. I'll tell Bubba to write them down. That's a good idea.

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  5. I think Bubba has a point about dreams. They are like watching TV for nine hours. I also like the alternate universe theory. Pretty smart!

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  6. Best explanation of dreams ever. I tell you, Bubba is a genius!

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  7. Alternate universe... That sounds like a good what if question.

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    1. Maybe you can come up with a Bubba question related to alternate universes.

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  8. With Bubba's vivid imagination, I'll bet his dreams are very entertaining. I always enjoyed my dreams, too, and can still remember details of some of the dreams and nightmares I had as a kid.

    Deep dish pizza? That boy has good taste, too.

    Happy weekend.

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    1. It's amazing that he remembers so many of his dreams. As Sage said, he should write them down.

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  9. He's a pretty smart kid. And the best thing about a date at a deep-dish pizza place is that those pizzas take about 45 minutes to cook...so lots of time to get to know each other. I look forward to his next answers!

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    1. Very true about getting to know each other in the time it takes to make the pizza. Good point!

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  10. Dreams are alternative universes? I visit some really messed-up universes at night, then! LOL.

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    1. Haha! I think I visit some messed up ones, too!

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  11. Gino's East. Actually, that is a good idea to take a date there. It is a long wait, so there's time to talk. And you find out how a person is when they've had to wait 45 minutes to be fed. Very revealing. Plus, you can see what they doodle.

    The dream insight, oddly, I read a very similar theory in a scientific email journal last month. (The alternate universe, not the tv you can't shut off. Though that is true... you can't control what's "up here.")

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    1. There's a scientific theory that says dreams are your mind visiting alternate universes? That's crazy! I'd like to read that article.

      Doodling reveals a lot about people! Good point!

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    1. Apparently - especially if the scientific community is embracing such a possibility.

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  13. If I'm having fabulous dreams, it does feel like I'm in a movie, as long as it doesn't turn into a nightmare.

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  14. Bootsy can certainly turn it off if he scratches his toes in bed

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    1. Bootsy is not allowed in bed. He can keep his toe scratching on the scratching post! :)

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  15. That's the very reason I asked him - it's an adult question for which he'd have a good answer. He didn't disappoint ;)

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    1. Good. I'm glad you're pleased with his answer! If you ever test his theory, you'll have to let me know how it goes. :)

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  16. I love watching horror movies, but the problem is, I always end up having nightmares. Lol!

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    1. Which is exactly why I don't watch horror movies!

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  17. I like that dream theory. Keen observation from the kiddo.
    And of course pizza is always awesome for a date! :)

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    1. He comes up with some brilliant thoughts!

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  18. Yes, have a question for Bubba: How old is your mother?

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    1. I think he knows that one, because I just had a birthday, but we'll see if he remembers. :)

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  19. Apparently my dreams are just infomercials... boring, mundane, and rather repetitive. Can someone change the channel? And bring some deep dish for the wife and I? It's date night.

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    1. Deep dish pizza is sounding good. I'll have to see if we have a Chicago style pizzeria nearby.

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  20. I don't mind remembering good dreams but when they are not so good they seem to linger in your mind longer, Clever son you have Sherry.
    Yvonne.

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    1. It's too bad we tend to remember the negative things more than the positive. I guess we have to train our minds not to do that.

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  21. He has a good understanding of dreams.

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  22. Children are brilliant. No doubt about it.

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    1. I love their imagination and philosophy of life!

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  23. I also love dreams, and I totally get why he'd think that they're links to alternate universes. :-)

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  24. A vivid dreamer myself, I love his theory on what dreams actually are.

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    1. They certainly can be a lot like watching TV!

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  25. I often wondered that about dreams too! Mm-mm, pizza.

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    1. I'm thinking deep dish pizza sounds good, too!

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  26. Bubba has the most amazing imagination! Sherry, I like the twist about having Bubba answer burning questions. :-)

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    1. That just happened after one of my readers asked a question for Bubba. It seemed like an entertaining idea. As long as I keep getting questions, I'll keep giving answers.

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  27. Bubba has a really good explanation and I'll bet he looks forward to unsupervised dream time every night! He did a great job on the date question, too.

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