This week it is https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/throwback-thursday-45-nighttime-rituals/ turn for Throwback Thursday.

  1. Did you share a room with a sibling, or did you have a room of your own? I had a room of my own. My sister got married when I was four, and my brother had the larger room, until he got married when I was twelve. I got the bigger room, then.
  2. Did you resist going to bed or did you go willingly? I went to bed okay, but when I was young I was afraid of the dark. For a long time I slept in a bed next to my mum and dad. When I went into my own room I still slept with the light on. It was only when I got married I was able to sleep in the dark.
  3. Did someone put you to bed, tuck you in, or read you a bedtime story? To be honest, I can’t remember, but Mum and Dad must have done. I could read by the time I was five years old, and probably read my own book.
  4. Was there a religious component, like prayers, to your nighttime routine? I used to say the Lord’s Prayer before I went to sleep. I still pray last thing at night, but more because I’ve always done it.
  5. Did you go to sleep immediately, or lie awake? I would take time to go to sleep, but if I read I am asleep within the first page.
  6. Did you journal, read a book, talk on the phone or with your siblings, or watch television when you were supposed to be sleeping? No, my bedtime was quite strict. Mum and Dad wouldn’t allow me to watch the television before I went to bed.
  7. Did you ever sleepwalk? Yes, my parents had to lock the front door for fear I would walk out of the house. We were on holiday once, and I was halfway out of a third story window before my dad managed to stop me. I was bullied as a child, so I think my dreams probably were a lot to do with this.
  8. Did you remember having dreams? If you dreamed, did you ever have bad dreams? Do you remember any dreams specifically? I dream in glorious technicolour. Some of my dreams are way out there, and I’m not even sure where they come from. There is one dream I had before the twin towers disaster. I remember a plane, with dead passengers hanging before a plane crashed out of some clouds. I dreamed that dream for many months, and when it actually happened it freaked me out. I dreamt of my daughter giving birth, and was lucky enough to be there to see my granddaughter arrive in this world. I even dreamt I met my first dog Scamp, before I met him.
  9. Were you afraid of the dark? Did you sleep with a nightlight or sneak into your sibling’s or parent’s room at night because you were afraid? I was terrified of the dark, and slept with the landing light on until I got married. I was bullied at school, for a couple of years, and I struggled with telling my parents. Looking back most of my nightmares were to do with being bullied.
  10. Did you have or attend sleepovers or slumber parties? Feel free to elaborate Not really, as I don’t think it was a thing in them days. Either that or I wasn’t invited. Even my bestie, we didn’t really sleep over each other’s houses.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

2 thoughts on “Dreams

  1. I often wonder what makes children afraid of the dark. I never was, but my daughter was. I always liked silence, too, and I know some people must have noise in the room. Your dreams were certainly prophetic it seems.That must be unnerving at times yet lovely at others. Thank you for joining in today. I enjoyed reading your responses.

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  2. Thanks for joining in. I am sure you are right about the bullying causing bad dreams. I am so sorry you had to deal with that. I would often know who was calling on the phone, long before caller ID. It just was part of my make-up. It must have been difficult if the premonition was a scary one.

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