Watching Kids Explain Their Dreams Will Warm the Cockles of Your Heart


“In the night, you can’t really do anything and a dream is a good way to fill up a chunk of time,” explains Jack, a little boy who was asked to describe dreams for WNYC as a part of the Clock Your Sleep project. The kid’s not wrong.

Jack is a part of a small group of 7 to 8-year-olds who all sat down to discuss what their dreams were like (“The whole world was a two-eyed person”), how dreams happen and what they thought their dreams will become as they grow older.

“I think a grownup would dream about the next day of the week or the next day of the weekend or the next day of the month or the next day of the year,” a girl named Sophie offers.

Hang in there, babies! Your grownup dreams won’t be that boring. That said, you can expect to have dreams about sleeping through finals from the time you turn 14 to the day you die.

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