Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bad Dream

Bad dreams suck.

They tear at your consciousness when you’re unconscious. Then you wake up and it floats back in and out of your head at odd moments during the day, threatening your good mood, making you think of the terrible ‘what ifs’ in the world. They’re crazy and scary and unpredictable, and leave you shaking and sweaty sometimes, with a heart racing akin to … (OK, thinking of a non-pop-culture icon here for SK : ) … heart racing like an Arabian horse coming in first place at the Triple Crown!

Oh but wait, that's good heart-racing, isn't it? Something good is happening when a horse wins a race, so it's probably a happy-heart-racing horse...

Let's see... heart racing in a bad way...

You're crouched in an alley in the fetal position, hands covering the top of your head, elbows jutting out, and there's a thug standing over you with a gun and he's lifted the safety hold and has threatened to shoot you point-blank. Yeah, that's the shaking, sweaty, scary bad dream image I want to convey.

So yes, bad dreams are simply put: bad. I don’t know why we have ‘em, or what they mean, or if they signify a deep-seated (I always get that mixed up with deep-seeded, and always confuse "in the same vein" as well) angst or worry in one’s life?

So, when I woke AJers up this morning for school, his eyes were still closed and he said, “Who’s crying?”

“Honey, no one’s crying. It’s just time for school.”

I then went downstairs and did whatever I do to prepare whatever kids with whatever they need to be at the bus stop at whatever morning.

Ajers stumbles down. Sits at the table.

“Whew,” he shakes his head. “Scariest dream E V E R!”

“Was it about someone crying?” I asked, remembering he commented on that when he first woke up.

“No. Dad…"

"Yes?"

"In a bikini!”

22 comments:

kay said...

hahaha!! that's funny

but the bad dream thing. awful. and it stays with you all day. especially if it's something do to with your kids. i have had a dream about Big C since he was little. and he at the bottom of a pool. and i wake up screaming. horrible.

Kristabella said...

High-larious!

Connie said...

too cute!!

Patti said...

was he wearing a pythong?!

Tanya said...

LOL I could see how that would be a very bad dream.

la bellina mammina said...

I cracked up at that last sentence - so unexpected! That IS a bad dream for him :-)

amanda said...

So is he scared for life??!! the thought of my dad in a bikini.... There ae some things a kid should never see you know!
OK, I've stopped laughing now

KATE said...

Now that is what I call a serious BAD dream! The only thing worse would be maybe ME in a bikini! ha ha
Have a good Friday!!
- Kate

Kim Stagliano said...

Was that kid Henny Youngman in his last life? Too funny!

Cecily R said...

THAT is funny.

Andrea said...

MUST.NOT.DRINK.COFFEE.WHILE.READING.MANIC'S.BLOG!!!

I think I need to change the link I click on my blog that brings me to your wonderful wit to say, "Don't take a drink before reading!"

Have I'm mentioned that your son seems to have inherited your sense of humor? :) In my opinion, that's a good thing.

The Gang's All Here! said...

Cracking up, snorting my cold coffee through my nose! You should put a snort warning on these funny ones!

My poor sons were once subjected to my Dad running from the bathroom to the guest room in his tighty whitey's because he forgot his jeans. They've never been the same since. I agree with Amanda, some things a kid should never have to see!

Drew Blackstone said...

That kid is going to have some serious post traumatic stress when he grows up.

TTQ said...

poor kid. I had bad dreams last night too. I woke up thought it was real. I had to ask honey if it really happened...it didn't thank god.

Jenster said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! That one is pure gold!!!

ORION said...

As an author bad dreams make for good fiction...
but the bikini part...well...
TMI

carrie & troy keiser said...

That was priceless! Great opening to get us siked up for the .... funny! (oh yeah, that would be the author in you!)
I agree with Andrea, one should not read your blog while drinking anything on doesn't want to be wearing.

Kate said...

I nearly choked on my dark chocolate peanut M&Ms (our newest addiction--we make special trips to Target purely to purchase them).

I occasionally have really vivid dreams about people I love being tortured and killed. Those dreams will freak me out for days. They're so horrific that I don't ever share them with the people they're about, especially when it's people's kids.

Heather said...

I've been having odd dreams too lately. But this one was GOOD. I was french kissing Ian Ziering of 90210/Dancing W/Stars fame. Why the hell I was thinking about him, one will never know. But...he was the best french kisser ever. My husband thought I was crazy when I told him my dream. It ranks right up there with my "having sex with Nicholas Cage" dream from a few years ago...Such random people though...Wierd! I'll take that over scary dreams any day.

Manic Mom said...

I LOVE NICHOLAS CAGE!!!

Him, and Aiden Quinn... HOT

amanda said...

MMMMM....Nicholas Cage.....YUM!

Ello said...

Dad in a bikini - would make me cry in laughter! Too awesome.