I rarely dream. I don't know if anyone else is like me, but if I do dream, I don't ever remember them.
The only times I really ever remember by dreams are when they are traumatic (or really good, but that is for another post at a later date).
I usually only dream traumatic dreams when I am stressed. Last week I had my go-to stress dream:
We were driving in the car and my teeth started falling out of my gums, and Mike wouldn't take me to the ER or the dentist to get them put back in.
Variation: My teeth crumble to dust in my mouth
Either way, it's intense. I wake up angry at Mike, even if he's out of town. Then I realize I still have all my teeth, and everything is okay.
The other night I had a stress dream. This one was new. We were at our vacation house, and my belly button was HUGE, like a gaping hole in my stomach, and my insides were trying to explode out of it. Yeah, I know, gross. No one in my family would take me to the hospital! RUDE! They called the doctor and he said to cut a slit in the fat folds with a knife and I should be okay. What kind of doctor was he anyway?! I eventually convinced my dad to drive me to the podunkville hospital (and the only way I even dreamed about it was I noticed it on our trip to Bear Lake last month....weird, huh?).
That's when I woke up. Sweaty. And a little freaked out. I won't lie, I checked my belly button to make sure it was the right size. Sure enough, it's normal. I've checked several times today.
Now, I don't particularly feel like I am under any stress at all this week. Why would I have a stress dream?
Also, I'm worried that this dream will replace the teeth one. I don't know if I can handle that. The teeth one is bad enough. It's better than the one I used to dream, though.
When I was little I thought that the eagle on the side of the USPS mail trucks was a wolf. Yeah, weird. I had quite the imagination, apparently. Well I would dream that the wolf was coming to get me at night, and I'd run up the front steps of my cousin's house, and they wouldn't let me in. Again, for being a kid, it was quite the intense dream.
Do you see the wolf? I know, it's weird. The blue wing of the eagle was the wolf's head. The white head of the eagle was the wolf's collar. For about five years I was terrified of the mailman! I'm actually glad they changed the logo on the trucks. It was that traumatic of a dream!
I actually had that dream for a while. Until I was pregnant with Marshall, actually. That's when the teeth dreams started happening. I'm sure it's because my dentist told me I had gingivitis at the time. Stupid dentist for planting that worry seed in my mind. BOO!
What are your stress dreams? I know some people have the naked/underwear in class on the first day of school. Or going to class to find out you've missed the entire semester and it's finals day (I've had that one a lot recently, too....stupid high school finals. It wasn't even college! It was high school!)
So really, tell me your stress dreams so that I feel a little more normal, will you?