The Pajamas of My Dreams


by Laurie Collins

What will I be when I grow up? This is the question that fills the minds of many children as they drift off to sleep. Snug in their beds, they ponder what the future holds, dreaming of becoming artists, professional hockey player, doctors or master chefs. Tomorrow's bakers might see cupcakes and confections sprinkled on the pajamas of their dreams, while budding entomologists may envision ants and butterflies on theirs. But this isn't the stuff of all children's dreams. Sometimes wishes are far simpler, and more immediate.