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Nattie Daycare

December 12th, 2006 at 06:51am

I worry about my subconcious sometimes, it really does produce the most absurd dreams.

A few nights ago I had a dream that I had to pick up a former work colleague’s child from a daycare centre in West Civic. So I made my way over towards the location of the Rydges Hotel, which for some reason had moved a few blocks to be near the Botanical Gardens, just next door was a building which looked a little bit like my pre-school, just smaller, but with a large balcony. Next to, and behind this building was a fenced off shadecloth covered area where children were running around playing various games and entertaining themselves.

I walked to the front door of the daycare centre which was open, and proceeded to walk over to the desk in the middle of the room where a small figure with a large round hat was sitting. On closer inspection, the small figure was Nattie, however I didn’t recognise her and treated her as I would any human in charge of a daycare centre. Nattie, walking on hind legs, wearing a dress and speaking a muffled canine sort of english took me over to the child which I then took back to the other side of Civic to the workplace of my former-work colleague (never mind that their workplace is in Belconnen).

I then went home and took Nattie (who was back in dog mode) for a walk, apparently not noticing that there were two different Natties in town.


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  • 1. Bearded Clam  |  December 12th, 2006 at 11:29 am

    Perhaps it means you are longing for a child of your own, and Nattie is filling the void until that happens?

    Do you do anything with Nattie that might be a little bit humanesque (let her eat at the table, wear cute lil dog clothes etc)?

  • 2. Samuel  |  December 12th, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    Interesting theory, I think you’re onto something. I don’t want (at this stage) a child, certainly something for the future, but I do treat Nattie a bit like my child. Actually, it’s a bit of a mix between child and sibling.

    And Nattie does quite a few things which could be considered “humanesque”, although the only clothing she wears is a little blue coat during the really cold morning walks.

  • 3. Bearded Clam  |  December 13th, 2006 at 12:11 am

    “but I do treat Nattie a bit like my child”

    er…youre not breastfeeding Nattie, are you?

    What things does she do that are “humanesque”? Can she fill in a tax return? Im only asking because mine is late.

  • 4. Samuel  |  December 13th, 2006 at 12:21 am

    Now you’re just being silly.


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