I am one of those people who get the odd dream once or twice a week. Usually nothing to write home about, but you know - memorable. The kind of dream that makes you scratch your head the next morning and ask "what is my crazy sub-conscious trying to tell me this time?"
Last night I woke in a sweat from a crazy awful dream and couldn't get back to sleep. It started out fine - I was in a hospital for some kind of surgery and the nurse was taking me back to see the doctor. In fact, as I had been watching a mystery set in a hospital before I went to bed, it's kind of predictable - right?
Instead of taking me to the doctor she takes me to the bar. Then she starts drinking and I start drinking and a lot of other hospital staff shows up - it's a party! Except apparently there's this one doctor who has a "thing" for the nurse I'm with and he keeps hitting on her. She keeps pushing him away and eventually goes off with someone else. So, the doctor and I keep drinking.
Eventually I wind up in the bathroom watching this drunk guy take a bath and try to blow dry his hair at the same time. Can we all see where this is heading? I try to reach him before he sticks the blow dryer in the bath but, because of dream slo-mo, I can't make it. I pull him out and suddenly - it's not some weird doctor guy who has just been electrocuted, it's my daughter.
I remember seeing her laid out on the bathroom floor and I woke up. FREAKED OUT! After I checked on Muffin to make sure she's still alive I laid back down and tried to go back to sleep but I couldn't get the image of my little girl out of my head. Still can't.
I'm thinking I should let her stay dirty and never use a hair dryer. What do you think?