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Dream About Childhood Backyard Swing Set Picnic Table

Dream interpretation about Mother, College, Teacher, Childhood, Kitchen, Backyard

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I was in my childhood backyard the swing set had the swings too low to use. A neighbor asked about them I couldn’t describe what happened. Then I turn around there is a picnic table. Lauren my sister, Gaby and Priti my friend were at the table, Lauren kept taking pictures of me with a big camera that looked like a Nikon but was a Polaroid. I was telling the group how I felt trapped and survived an attempt at taking my own life, I had graduated college and been a teacher, I had to move back in with my parents who thought I was incompetent and so they signed me up for 3rd grade as a 30 year old. I kept trying to tell everyone in the class, the teacher, the principal that my knowledge was beyond that of 8 years old but no one believed me. I kept on pausing the story when my mom came back to give the picnic table food and went back to the kitchen, my sister Lauren went to take pictures of my mother in the kitchen to document the moment and of her cutting food in the kitchen. They had strawberries at the table, we didn’t know what to do with the tops and threw them on the grass in front of us, my dad popped his head over from over the fence where he was cutting the hedges that grew too tall in the neighbors yard. He said he would bring them to the compost later. Gaby said she drank her own urine and everyone thought she was joking so we laughed, but she was serious so we said you shouldn’t drink your own pee. Eventually I kept trying to tell my story about being put in the third grade when I was 30 and no one was listening still, my sister looked at me like I was talking nonsense, Lauren took a Polaroid of me in that moment, she signed a note it was a quote from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ 100 years of solitude, I didn’t quite know what it meant because I didn’t understand the Spanish.

Dream date:

28 Apr 2024

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Summary:

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Emotional tone:

The dream had a mix of feelings, including nostalgia, frustration, and confusion.

Frequency:

This dream was recurring 1 times last week

Intensity:

The dream was emotionally intense and left a strong impression.

Realism:

The dream included elements from reality but also fantastical scenarios and illogical events.

Vividness:

The dream was moderately vivid, with clear details but also some blurry aspects.

Coherence:

The dream lacked coherence, with fragmented and disjointed events and illogical sequences.

Dream symbols

Mother

Mother

College

College

Teacher

Teacher

Childhood

Childhood

Kitchen

Kitchen

Backyard

Backyard

AI dream details

🤩 Emotion
Confusion
😟 Depression
Severe
🤯 Sentiment
Positive

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Yvette Miller

Yvette Miller

Behavioral psychology & Wellness Advocate

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Sean Navigating your dream, it seems to delve into feelings of frustration and of being misunderstood or not taken seriously. The setting in your childhood backyard, a place typically associated with comfort and safety, juxtaposed with the impractical swing set, may reflect a sense of nostalgia or a desire to return to simpler times that are now out of reach. The neighbor's inquiry about the swings and your inability to explain what happened could symbolize a loss of control or an inability to articulate your feelings about past events that have shaped your current situation. The presence of your sister Lauren and friends Gaby and Priti at the picnic table could represent your social circle or support system, yet Lauren's focus on photographing you might suggest that you feel observed or judged by those closest to you. Your confession of feeling trapped and surviving an attempt on your own life indicates a significant struggle with mental health and self-worth, possibly exacerbated by the perceived regression of moving back in with your parents and being treated as though you haven't progressed. This is further demonstrated by the absurdity of being placed in a third-grade class at 30, highlighting a disconnect between your self-perception and others' perceptions of you. Your mother's intermittent presence, providing food yet not fully engaging with your story, could imply a sense of caretaking that doesn't fully meet your emotional needs. The strawberries with their tops thrown away might symbolize aspects of life that are being discarded or wasted, and your father's casual remark about composting them later could indicate a delayed or inadequate response to your needs. Gaby's admission about drinking her urine, met with disbelief and laughter, parallels your own feeling of not being taken seriously. Despite this, the group's eventual acceptance of her truth can be seen as a desire for your own experiences and feelings to be acknowledged in the same way. The quote from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s "100 Years of Solitude" in Spanish that you don't understand may represent a search for meaning or clarity in a situation where you feel lost or culturally disconnected. Overall, the dream seems to reflect a longing for understanding and validation from your social and familial circles. You're seeking recognition for your accomplishments and the depth of your knowledge and experiences. The feeling of being forced into a role or situation that is far beneath your capabilities is a powerful metaphor for your current emotional state, where you may feel undervalued or stifled.
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