First request for your wise counsel: What do those overexposed-at-the-swimming-pool dreams mean? I dreamt I was heading to the pool with my friend Kristin, who assured me it was fine to wear a white tank top in lieu of a swimsuit top since we'd just be sitting out in the sun. Then we ended up in the pool playing mixed-doubles volleyball—and me in a scarcely adequate, thin, wet tank top! Why?
Second request: That dream ended quickly, probably because Ben kept finding new ways to wedge his feet against me from about 5 a.m. on. He sleeps soundly throughout, but destroys any chance that I'll get a good night's sleep since my bedtime isn't 8:00. Would it be bad for me to use my kid's-in-school productive time to nap every day? I suspect Ben's wandering into my room and poking me incessantly with his feet is tied to kindergarten adjustment stress. The World's Most Independent Little Boy has been clingy for the past week, and I don't know what to do. Do I just wait it out, keep asking him if anything specific is troubling him, and reassure him that everyone else is feeling the same way? Or is there something more I should do? Do I talk to the teacher?