These days, Eesa’s been trying to fall asleep on his own. He’s also understood the concept of dreams and wakes up to talk about dragons and dinosaurs in his dream. He considers his dreams to be taking place close to jannah, if not jannah.
It had been earnest desire to be able to fight in jannah. Recently, I told him that jannah is a place where we don’t get hurt nor can we hurt others. Only the people who take care of others and are kind to others make it to jannah. This really disappointed him. Afterall, he can’t live up to his super hero, “I’m going to battle out the bad guys” dream anymore.
I was worried that maybe he won’t want to aim for jannah anymore. So to lure him back, I suggested to him that perhaps he can imagine he’s living with the dinosaurs and dream about stories with them! This really excited him.
The past few days, he’s been thinking about it before falling asleep. Sometimes I wake him up in the morning and he gets upset that he was just about to feed his dinosaurs or just about to fly on them etc. Clearly, his imagination has been soaring, mA!
Today, he woke up in the middle of his sleep, clearly after having dreamt about alot dinosaurs. It was almost 10 pm and he was ready to tell me all about his exciting dream. I heard it out and asked him to go back to sleep, and here’s what he said:
Me: Eesa, go back to sleep
Eesa: Mama, I can’t sleep
Me: Make your dua’as and close your eyes
Says his dua’as.
Eesa: Mama, what should I dream about now?