Friday, June 5, 2009

To Be a Dream Is So Much Fun!

Ah the curious and wonderful things that children say!

Scene: Tiny, miniscule, cramped-with- appliances Kitchen. Mom is prepping dinner while Older Sister keeps Younger Brother occupied with a game of snake rope.

(Snake rope definition: two people holding a jump rope, wiggling it to and fro. )

Older Sister (in a singsong voice):

"To be a dream is so much fun! To be a dream is so much fun!"

Mom does not realise it at the time (she is too busy making sure meal is even remotely edible) ; however does think much later:

"that was kinda profound what daughter said at the time, wasn't it? Hmmmmmmm....."


No doubt, it's fun TO dream. Heck, I do it all the time. Some of the things on my dream list: a new kitchen (see above); a winning lotto ticket (this week the NZ Big Wednesday prize is $21M!!) ; getting paid to keep writing; getting even with people who've pissed me off in this lifetime.

But to BE a dream, someone else's dream - and actually be fun- well, that's gotta be some kind of wonderful right there.

I'm not sure how or where Pilar thought of this little gem. I'm not even sure she understands what it really means (or come to think of it, neither perhaps do I.) But I do know her dreaming it up (no pun intended) makes me feel quite proud. Already she's a better writer than her mother - coolness!

At the risk of overanalysing this, I looked up the definition of dream and according to Google its meanings include:

  • a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"
  • imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake;
  • ambition: a cherished desire; "his dream is to own his own business"
  • someone or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"

So... yeah, sure I'd love to be a dream. I could imagine how and why it might be fun, especially if you take it in the context of the last two definitions. Who wouldn't want to be a cherished desire? And think about all the fun to be had as someone or something so wonderful - you could probably get away with almost anything, and people would still love you for it.

I guess however that the best thing about being a dream is just knowing someone is thinking of you. And whether they're awake or asleep, does it really matter?

(Are you being a dream - and having fun while at it?)

"To be a Dream is so much Fun!" - Pilar, 6 years.


Ronit on June 12, 2009 at 4:05 PM said...

Well done on your little girl!
Pilar must be a very smart girl (and very beautiful too!)
How about this meaning - "to be a dream" is to be what you want to be, what you DREAM to be - having your dream job / career, your dream relationships, your dream LIFE. It is to be in a position when your have achieved your life goals and now you live your dream. To BE a dream - what a wonderful, fun thing! :)
P.S. - So glad I run into you today on the bus! I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Off the Beaten Mommy Track on June 12, 2009 at 8:10 PM said...

hi ronit!! soo glad i saw you too! and i love it - you're absolutely right. that would be fantastic. And we were just talking about that this afternoon!

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