Bad dream

9 Mar

Lucy got me up before the sun for a potty break. That wasn’t out of the ordinary for a Saturday. I put on her leash and stood in the doorway, eyes barely open, as she did her business, then we both went back to bed. For the record, it is now seven and Lucy is still in bed, She has taken the warm spot I vacated.

I’m up because I woke up from a bad dream with a headache.

I rarely have bad dreams, and I rarely remember details about dreams when I awake, but I am trying to shake off this bad dream.

It was a school dream and, in a nutshell, my classes revolted. It was lunch detention and there were a lot of kids there. A whole class full.  Kids were storing their belongings in my cupboards and they were replacing our school tables with heavy wood tables you might have seen in the court of King Henry VIII. Students wouldn’t sit, and they were talking back and moving furniture.  That part  didn’t make it a bad dream, it was just weird. What mad it a bad dream was the fact that the students were so disrespectful. Some were in my face yelling at me. I was crying.

Let me state for the record, I have really nice students and I don’t know why I dreamed this dream. I don’t think it really means anything, but it has left me feeling a bit ragged and I have a headache. But, the coffee has brewed and I’ve taken two Advil. I had planned to write a different post this morning, but I thought writing might be a means to exorcize the bad dream. I am hopeful that, once this day gets going,  this dream will go the way of all dreams, and the details I can still see will evaporate into the ether.

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17 Responses to “Bad dream”

  1. vanessaw2007 March 9, 2019 at 7:25 am #

    Glad your students aren’t really like that! Sounds like a bad dream hangover. Good thing it’s Saturday!

    • Adrienne March 9, 2019 at 7:49 am #

      That is exactly what it feels like.

  2. Morna March 9, 2019 at 7:35 am #

    My husband is therapist and often helps me interpret dreams. They DO mean something. You might be under stress? (Hah! Teaching? Perhaps, I need to be more specific!!)

    • Adrienne March 9, 2019 at 7:49 am #

      I agree both with the stress and the fact that it means something. I just wish it were more obvious!

  3. Christine March 9, 2019 at 8:03 am #

    Hold on to this: “Let me state for the record, I have really nice students” and that may make the bad float away once the caffeine hits.

  4. arjeha March 9, 2019 at 8:22 am #

    Waking up with a headache caused by a bad dream colors the day. Hope the coffee and advil work. Concentrate on your good students and try to let the nightmare fade.

  5. mschiubookawrites March 9, 2019 at 8:40 am #

    Yes, once we address it (love how you say exorcise), may it be gone! Sweet dreams tonight!

  6. Lisa Corbett March 9, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

    Bad school dreams are the worst! Mine are always related to back-to-school stress. I have terrible dreams in August. Maybe your brain is tired of the testing? Or are reports coming up? Maybe the parent meetings?

  7. themeagermodernmom March 9, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

    Ugh! I have school nightmares once in a while. They almost always have to do with kids not listening. I think psychologically it’s about a loss of control or the fear of it at school.

    • Adrienne March 9, 2019 at 5:36 pm #

      I had a substitute on Friday – one I’d never had before. I wonder if that was the issue.

  8. terierrol March 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

    Bad dreams are bad, but bad dreams about school are the worse! Try not to worry about it. Probably school stress??!

  9. J Koval March 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm #

    I hope the rest of your day went better! Bad dreams about school are no fun. Over the years, I’ve had many dreams about entire classes of disrespectful students who are breaking all the rules and not listening to me.The dreams are always worse than anything I’ve encountered in real life, thank goodness. 🙂 ~JudyK

    • Adrienne March 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

      I think that’s why it was so disturbing.

  10. Brian Rozinsky March 9, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

    I wish you a respite from nightmares and a return to happier oneiric thoughts. (Yay, got to use word from word-of-day calendar this week!)

    • Adrienne March 9, 2019 at 8:12 pm #

      Good word! I had to look that one up.

  11. Daniel Rack March 9, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

    dreams can mess ya up, that’s for sure 🙂 feel better!

  12. Grace Hilsmier (@GraceHilsmier) March 10, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

    Oh no! Thank goodness it wasn’t real. I tend to have similar dreams in August, but not in March! I hope your students are extra sweet for you tomorrow.

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