I have this recurring dream (nightmare) that keeps…recurring. The dream takes place in different venues each time, but in them I am always on the toilet in public. Sometimes the public is actually in the bathroom with me: I’m sitting on the toilet, pants down, squatting and urinating/defecating and there are a multitude of people milling around, waiting and/or watching. Sometimes the toilet itself is out in public: I am sitting on a toilet at the table in a restaurant, the toilet is my “chair” and I am discreetly trying to wipe and pull up my pants before anyone sees me. Unfortunately people are always looking, so I just have to do it anyway. Then I get all nervous about how they might be judging me. They will make fun of the fact that I wad my toilet paper instead of fold it. Also, they might see my underwear…wait…or my bare butt…and stuff.
These dreams are very stressful and I have them all the time. Why? This has never happened to me, nor will it EVER happen to me. Sometimes in these dreams I am on the toilet with people all around me, staring, and I think: Oh. My. Gosh. I’ve dreamt about this happening for so long and now it’s actually happening for real. OH THE IRONY!!!!
Sometimes I even have dreams that I am walking around in nothing but my underwear or even completely topless and I’m hoping people won’t notice. Really? How would they not notice? But in the “reality” of the dream, I continue to hope.
Dreams are scary things. I often have dreams that Hubby is mad at me, is being a total jerk, and/or wants a divorce. Hubby is not that kind of a guy in real life, but he always is in my dreams. Apparently I dream about what scares me.
One of my scariest recurring dreams is the ocean-is-coming-to-get-us dream. In this one I am at some beach (always a different one, and it’s always fictional) and the water gets higher and higher and I am trying desperately to get to higher ground and to save not only myself, but my children. Often we have to hold our breath and hold on tight while the water sweeps over us and just wait for it to subside. My kids and I have always survived this dream intact…so far. By the way, is it true that if you die in a dream you really die?
Unfortunately I’ve never had a good flying dream, although I’ve tried.
Most of the time my dreams are either so realistic they are boring (like the one where I wake up, take a shower, get dressed, fix my hair, put on make-up, and then I ACTUALLY wake up and I’m already tired from getting ready but now I REALLY have to get ready) or they are so ridiculous that my dreaming self doesn’t even try to make sense of it (Like the Flying Hot Dogs).
I often dream that I am flirting with people or going on dates when suddenly I think: I need a babysitter. Wait, I have kids? Wait, I’m married! Sooo…Is it still OK for me to go out with this guy? And in the dream I’m really not sure what to do.
The logic of a dream is so…illogical.