Last week whilst wrestling with a deep sleep, a small noise woke me up enough that I cracked my eyes open. A burst of adrenaline burst through my heart as I realized who was here.


I leapt onto my bed and crouched by my pillow. What was Hagrid doing here? In my bedroom? I was filled with wonder and terror at the same time.

I couldn’t speak. But somehow I knew that within moments he would be Lego Hagrid, and if I wanted a picture of the real Hagrid, it had to be now.

I ran past Hagrid, grabbed my DSLR, and raced back to my bed. Hagrid was still standing there, watching me, saying nothing.

As I fiddled with the settings, he began turning into a giant Lego version of himself. No, no, no, I thought as I snapped photo after photo only to realize that it was too dark to capture what I was seeing.

No one would believe me if I couldn’t get the picture.

I snapped one last photo. Before I looked down at it, I looked up at Hagrid. He was a Lego.

But did I get him in my photo? Did I have my proof that Hagrid, the big lovable Hogwarts giant was in MY room that night?

To my dismay, when I looked at the evidence I had collected, I saw only the giant Lego Hagrid. No one would believe me now.


I woke up. Camera in my hands. Staring at this on the screen:

A tower fan with my jacket draped over it.

I scrolled through the camera card and realized that I had taken about 30 photos in my sleep before I got this one.

Man, that was trippy.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. Do you ever sleep walk and remember everything? Do you ever do crazy things in your sleep?

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!