Only in Dreams: It’s a Prom Dress Showdown!
Context: Here, have a new category! And enjoy the weird sleeping mind under the influence of pregnancy hormones.
I’ve always been a vivid dreamer. I can still remember dreams from early childhood. However, I don’t think there’s anything quite like the weirdness of the dreams I’ve had while I’ve been pregnant. Most of them are actually quite awful, so I don’t want to share those with you, but I thought you’d like to be included in this one. Okay, here we go.
The dream starts in a department store – maybe JC Penney? I know that the store is closing in 10 minutes, so I have to hurry. There are young women rushing around everywhere, grabbing items off the racks, making their last minute decisions. I am becoming more and more frantic.
I’m standing in the fancy dress section – my women readers will know what I mean. It’s the area where all of the homecoming and cocktail and prom dresses hang, sequins shining in the storelights with the promise of an evening of youthful delight. I realize that I am looking for a prom dress. I search rack after rack, unsatisifed, entirely skipping some racks because I know from a glance that they don’t have what I need.
At that moment, my eyes raise and connect with someone across section from me. I suddenly know exactly what I’m looking for and why I’m having such a difficult time. And this person is the only one in the store who can stand in my way…because I know she’s looking for the exact same thing I am…
A maternity prom dress. Yes, that’s right. I’m looking for a pregnancy prom dress. And for some reason, my also pregnant co-worker is there in the store doing the same thing. I just KNOW that she’s going to get the last one. My anxiety level immediately shoots up. Not only do I have to get to this dress before she does, but I have to find it before the store closes. The clock is ticking. I can hear the sounds of “24” coming back from commercial – boop boop, boop boop. And suddenly…
I wake up. The alarm goes off. So, I guess we’ll never know if either of us found the pregnancy prom dress before the store closed. Why were we looking for pregnancy prom dresses anyway? It wasn’t like I was imagining us back in high school. We were our current age. Seriously weird.
Stay tuned. Who knows what I’ll dream tonight? Pregnancy scuba gear?