Monday, January 31, 2011

How to Conquer Bad Dreams According to Emma

Sara: I had really bad dreams last night.

Emma: Oh, I'm sorry, Sweetheart. What was in your bad dreams?

Sara: There was a bad bear and he wanted to eat me and then it was hot and someone was yelling.

Emma: I know what you should do next time!

Sara: What?!

Emma: Well, you shoud say a prayer and say "Dear Heavenly Father please take away my bad dreams and make me have good dreams, and I love you. Name of Jesus Christ, Amen."

Sara: Why?

Emma: Because then you won't have bad dreams. Heavenly Father will take them away?

Sara: How does he do that?

Emma: Well, He will come in our room, and we can't see Him, and He will suck out all the bad
dreams out of your tummy right here (I am fairly certain she was referring to her belly button), and then He will kill all the bad dreams and all the bears in the bad dreams. When all the bad dreams and bad bears are dead, He will put good dreams back in with butterflies and maybe your blue pony that Heather gave you.

I have no idea where that came from, but I loved it!


Anonymous said...

Cutest girls ever! I wasn't quite sure of the logistics, so thank Emma for the explanation for me. :)

Ashley Welling said...

That is so cute!

Austin said...

I love the logic of little ones, I love it even more when it's combined with unquestioning faith only in children.

Heidi said...

LOVE it!

Carrie said...

awesome! i never knew that's how it worked! :)

Anonymous said...

Also, I shared this story as an example of "becoming as a little child" in a lesson and it was a hit.

Also shared a story I heard in high school, one of my teachers saw his little girl standing outside by the mailbox with one arm stretched out. It looked like she was pointing at something. After a couple of HOURS, he went out and asked what she was doing. She was "waiting for a butterfly to land on my finger." Kids are cool.