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Answers For Person ID: harris_youth_2011:35000

The gender of the participant, Male or Female Female
The age of the participant, in years. 13
Current grade in school, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. seventh grade
School location, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Suburban area next to a city
School type, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Public school
Race/ethnicity question asked of participants in Children's Dreams Survey 2011. White
Text of most memorable dream reports from participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and other sources. Exact question used in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011: We are interested in hearing the story of an especially memorable dream you had, from any time in your life. Please try to recall as many details as possible, including the setting, characters, colors, actions, and any feelings or thoughts you had in the dream. One dream I had when I was around 5-7 years old that I remember a lot is that in my dream I was sleeping on the top bed in my bunk bed. I woke up in my dream and looked over the rail. I saw all of my toys and stuffed animals (mostly Care Bears and Barbie Dolls) standing there lined up and talking to each other. Then one of the Care Bears saw me and said "Brooke's up! Brooke we need your help! We have to go now! Follow us!" So I climbed down my ladder and followed them. The weird thing about this dream is that in it I knew it was a dream. So anyway I followed my toys and they opened up my bedroom window. There was a huge red sea outside of the window with an orange sunset in the background. A huge boat sat waiting for us as well. It looked like some sort of a pirate boat. I jumped onto the deck of the boat with my toys which now had eye patches and sailor hats. They yelled things back and forth in sailor talk. That's when I saw another boat with evil toys a little bit farther away from us. They started to shoot cannons at our boat. I remember I was scared and kept telling myself to wake up it's just a dream. I went up to Cheer Bear and said "Help me I can't wake up!" and she told me "You can't leave us Brooke! Please help us!" And I knew I couldn't help. So I just squeezed my eyes shut in the dream and then I woke up.