Sporting a fever + sleep = strong potential for dreaming while under the influence (of the fever)
I thought I had strange dreams.
Trumpetboy woke up and told me about his "trip-py" dream while I was making breakfast and packing lunches in the kitchen. I was keeping busy with one ear open. Until he got started. Then I had to stop what I was doing to focus on the amazing details and to hold my jaw up, because he definitely wins the prize for most bizarre brain functions while asleep.
He said he dreamed that he was asleep in his bed, and could see himself from above. (That freaked me out just a bit--did he have an out-of-body experience while I was scrambling eggs?!) Then he told me that there were five other 'hims' sitting around his bed. Yep--trumpet boy in bed, and five more trumpetboys sitting at his bedside, all dressed differently. He started to talk to them about social hierarchy and personal relationships. He talked about the social pyramid in Ancient Egypt and then the conversation evolved into a book discussion about Lord of the Flies, and the dominance-subordination relationships that emerged, as all of the boys were equals at first. It was an in-depth lecture on the evolution of the centralization of power, and ended with talking about how the boys (in the book) ended up killing each other. Suddenly the five other 'hims' started trying to kill him in his bed, and then he woke up.
Really?! I mean, who dreams up stuff like that?