I'm opening a prologue with a dream sequence. One of the issues that's been brought up to me, is that the three-year-old's patterns of speech are more like a seven or ten-year-old's patterns. The problem however, is that it is an eighteen-year-old who is having the dream (it's a memory that is being replayed with changes from her subconscious mind). So, do I write the dream sequence with three-year-old words and grammar, with eighteen-year-old words and grammar, or someplace in the middle? I originally aimed for middle, but not sure if that is right since I've had the feedback.