Easily Influenced

It is interesting how I am so easily influenced, at least in my dreams. Lately, there has been a new string of couples around Jess and I who are becoming pregnant. Apparently, this has made an impression on me. Either that, it could be the backfiring of a on-going prank I’ve been playing. One of my buddies here at school has been on the receiving end of my accusations that he and his wife are expecting twins (which they are not), a boy and a girl. I’ve even gone so far as to bring him a present adorned with overly cute babyish items and cliche expecting phrases during lunch in front a majority of the staff… just to get the rumor started (by the way, the victim has agreed to let me start this rumor for fun).

And now it’s weighing on me, not the guilt, but the dreams. Last night, I had a long and vivid dream about Jess and I being parents to twins, and yes, it was a boy and a girl. The thing that bothered me was that we had kids, rather, it was that the babies were so slippery, I just couldn’t hold on to them. Thankfully, they seemed resilient and never cried despite the many times they hit the floor, soft-spot first. To top it off, there is nothing like waking up and for the first couple of minutes, and being unable to discern whether that was a dream, or that Jess and I had a pair of hard-headed babies.

About Wellsy

Chris is a twenty-something Special Education teacher and Football coach in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. Chris happily lives with his beautiful wife and his terribly uncoordinated Grate Dane named Moose. Chris has been known to travel, like reading, wanting more time to writing, be in the outdoors more, and generally not befoul the world.

Posted on October 22, 2008, in dreams and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Were the babies slippery all the time, or just upon arrival? As for being influenced I know that now I’m going to have a dream about slippery babies… although I’m only having one so it will be slippery baby!

  2. Like a good father should, I wasn’t there when they arrived. They were just there. *poof* baby. I’m not sure they were so much slippery as I was incapable of holding on to them.

  3. I just had a dream last night that Jerry Seinfeld was playing Jack Sparrow from the Pirates movies.. He didn’t make a very good stand up comedian pirate.

  4. “What’s the deal with scurvy?”

  5. I know that this is a thinly veiled accusation about what may or may not have happened in your childhood. But, you are going to have to take the responsibility for your own SAT scores- not me, pal. Besides, you weren’t that slippery. Heck, you were even bagless…

  6. It wasn’t an accusation, but that does account for the strange divot on my head. Wait until my therapist hears about this.

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