Oh my goodness, woke up from a weird dream, nightmare maybe. I was sleeping in the dream and awoke under candy wrappers stacked to the ceiling. There was sticky stuff, like melted ice cream, dripping down my neck.
It was flashback dreaming. Back to the time when hoarding candy, amongst plenty of other stuff, was a major force in my house. Where does all the candy come from? I watched so closely, and yet candy wrappers magically appeared by the dozens, stuffed in every nook, drawer, vent, pillowcase, and behind every bed, dresser, and door. Amazing really.
Sweets, like alcohol, jingle the reward system in children (and adults for that matter). Dopamine is the reward system’s candyman. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that makes all of us humans feel GOOOOOOOD. Soothed. Happy. Too much dopamine, however, can lead to psychotic behavior.