In his dream, he and I were at the store and he was looking for the big red angry bird. I told him he could not have it and hurried him to the check out stand. He saw a decoration with a mask and he wanted that too and I said no. We were angry with each other with our heads close scowling at each other. [this was demonstrated rather than verbalized] In his dream, he got so angry with me that he took my phone and threw it on the floor and broke it. That was the end of his upsetting dream because he woke up.
He was embarrassed to tell me that in his dream he threw my phone and broke it! My funny little boy! I hugged him and smiled.
"You didn't want to tell me because you broke my phone in your dream?"
"Yes." he said with his face looking down.
"Well you are right that would make me mad!" I said in a funny voice. We laughed and hugged. "You didn't really break my phone. I am so glad that was just a dream!" "Me, too!"
We talked about what he would do in his dream if he didn't wake up then and finished his dream. He would have said sorry and I would have forgiven him. And next time he would not have thrown my phone. We changed the end of his dream.
When he came home from school, I had a surprise on his bed that would help him have good dreams. A big red angry bird! He loves it and carries it everywhere so it can watch him play. It even went to school and stayed in his backpack.
Today he showed his bird to his friend and said, "Kayla, my mom makes my dreams come true."
I hope he always knows that making dreams come true is possible!