This summer, something incredible happened to her daughter – almost every night terrible dreams began to torment her. She wakes up at night, gets off her bed and runs to me under a blanket and quietly falls asleep. But I still found the board for these nightmares!
Suddenly, out of the blue
On the very first day upon arrival from the dacha, where my daughter had been with my grandmother for three weeks, I heard the story of the first amazing dream. Grandmother told how in the middle of the night the child woke up and refused to go on to bed. I sat on the couch until I fell asleep again.
In the morning she admitted that she had a dream about something terrible. I listened to my mother, wondered with her. But on the very first night at home, the daughter again had the same nightmare. She could not explain what she had dreamed, then I asked her to draw what she saw.
A green felt-tip pen depicted something like a glowing cloud, from which small faces appeared of some little men. I called my mother to ask what kind of hallucinogens she fed my child in the country. Mom assured that the child did not even watch cartoons the day before.
The night waking up continued, the daughter refused to sleep in the crib herself, and various thoughts tormented me. For example, here they are, the consequences of psychological trauma from the departure of the husband from the family! She told her husband about the situation. He also took care of it and decided that it was a hereditary phenomenon.
He is still occasionally visited by some terrible visions at night, and at one time he was subject to panic attacks. I seriously thought about the visit to the specialist.
A casket just opened
But before going to him, I decided to collect the maximum necessary information. She observed that the child was looking at bedtime, and after another restless night in the morning she asked her once more to draw what scared her. In the picture appeared the planet Saturn and a brick wall that looks like a mountain.
Then I began to ask leading questions to find out what is so frighteningly nightmarish about these two subjects. At first, the daughter tried to explain that at night, when it was dark, she would not turn her head everywhere, she could see them everywhere. But what exactly is frightening about them was never able to tell.
But corrected drawing. Enclosed these two objects in a cloud with a tail – it is so a dream. Aha – I say. – Is it like a kitty in a cartoon? It turned out that yes! I did not condemn anything to her, but the next night was on the alert.
Nightmares usually tormented us after going to the toilet for the night when we went to bed again. So she wakes up and on the way I ask her, have you ever dreamed of anything terrible? No, everything was fine.
After completing the mission, I put it back in the crib, hide it, and only I sit on my sofa, and immediately hear a excited whisper: Mom! Already a terrible dream! We must rather a sofa! It turns out that her mother has no nightmares about her.
How do you like a scary story? You just wonder how such little men know how to cheat like an adult!