Molly is told by a neighbor Mrs. Van Est, whose daughter graduated as a psychology major with high honors, that she, the mother of this girl, can also interpret dreams. Mrs. Van Est becomes the dream interpreter for Molly and for two of Molly's other neighbors as well. Molly begins to write down her dreams, and Mrs. Van Est interprets them for her. She informs Molly that she has untapped potential like playing the piano and also influencing Molly to become involved with the parent-teacher association. This involvement means Molly won't be able to cook dinner two times a week, and Molly asks Jake if Ruby their maid can come in not once a week but twice. Then after more dream analysis, Molly is told she subconsciously hates her life and hates her family. Molly is so upset by all these horrible thoughts, so she goes for a walk at dinnertime and ends up at Mrs. Van Est's home. Jake appears a few minutes later, and he asks Mrs. Van Est to interpret a made up and highly fictional dream for ...