To help Mini sleep I often 'give him a dream'; something nice to think about before he goes to sleep. And as bedtimes have become difficult recently, I've been giving him more and more dreams - about lands of lollipops, walks amongst the stars and playing with pixies!
Tonight as I lay in bed cuddling him to relax and soothe him, Mini asked for a dream. So he has drifted off to sleep thinking about the strangest zoo in the land with tiny pink elephants, yellow spotty tigers, bouncy monkeys with beach ball tummies and a giraffe with a head so tall it is in the clouds!
Are my own dreams so full of fantasy? I hope not.
I dream that 2013 is going to be different. I dream that we'll all learn more about each other. I dream that we'll talk more and shout less. I dream that we'll make progress. I dream that we'll be happier.
I hope my dreams come true. And I hope yours do too.