For today’s Mama Kat’s Writers’ Workshop, I’m writing on my strangest dream ever (prompt #2).
I am so glad that I thought to type out my first pregnancy dream the day after I had it. I had forgotten how crazy it was until I re-read it last night. I was about 2 months pregnant at the time and preparing for my 5 year high school reunion. So here goes:
It was late at night and I was standing in a parking lot, outside of a small car. I had just given birth in that car, at the same time as another Latina woman. She’d had quadruplet boys and I’d had a girl. I entered the car to bring my daughter home, but the other woman tried to tell me the baby was hers. She had even named the girl Attila.
So, this baby girl was huge…like at least 10 lbs huge. The weird thing? I’d given birth at 4 months. All I could think was “darn, I never even got to show!”
Somehow I get my daughter from this other woman and her quadruplets, and my baby and I are just walking around. She is the PERFECT baby. She was very smiley and quiet. However, she was totally naked, just having been birthed and all, and we had no clothes for her. Mark bought her some bright yellow diapers.
Then, I decided to take Attila to my high school reunion. As I was showing her to various classmates, I noticed she was growing more and more hair.
She turned into a Pygmy Marmoset!!! An evil one! One who jumped out of my arms and bit my classmates on the head!
And I was like “CRAP! What am I going to do with a Marmoset baby?!?! Is her tail going to shrink? Will her fangs go away?”
My mother told me “that’s what happens to premature babies,” and that I couldn’t breastfeed anymore or she’d bite me.
What was YOUR strangest dream?