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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Eyeballs and Lions, Oh My!

My momma is addicted to Facebook, y'all. She loves Bejeweled Blitz. She loves updating the relatives in one fell swoop. And, as a former military wife, she loves keeping up with friends flung far and wide. And I love that she loves Facebook because she often comes up with little gems like this in her status reports...

Today my 4 yr. old granddaughter was telling me about her dream/ sort of nightmare and then she asked, "Where do your eyes go when you sleep?" I realized that she thought her eyes must be going somewhere to see all this stuff. Aren't kids funny?

That's almost as good as the time I woke up at age eight-ish, refusing to open my eyes because I thought a lion had eaten my head off. Yes, y'all, I seriously did. And I felt totally convinced that I would see my body across the room, complete with bloody neck, which is why I refused to open my eyes. Because Tonggu Grammy didn't raise a fool, y'all.

What were the worst childhood nightmares y'all ever had?

(And don't y'all think Tonggu Grammy should start Twittering?)

25 comments:

epin said...

I must admit that I am also addicted to FB!

Aus said...

Worse dreams for the kids? Geese. I married a famers daughter (best move I ever made btw) - and when the older three were toddler age we used to 'work the farm' with dad, in particular fall harvest (corn and soy beans). One evening we let the kids into the pond yard with a couple windfall ears of corn - intention to feed the geese. The geese were hungry and immediatly started trying to get the corn away from our oldest son - right out of his hand - honking and flapping to beat the band. I scooped him up but the damage was done - a boy eye to eye with 6 honking geese did it for him....he had dreams about it for a couple years, I used to have to spray water from a mist bottle under his bed as goose repellant just to get him to sleep....yeah - my son the (almost) doctor today!

hugs - aus and co.

bbmomof2boys said...

How about a recurring nightmare? At least 2 or 3 times a year I will have this one. Its about a tornado that we catch in our freezer. (umm..yeah, I know). Anyway, my mom and little brother go into the village to get the cops when all of a sudden the tornado gets out and goes after them. The next thing I see is my mom getting decapitaed and my brother crashing and getting thrown from the care. Nice huh?


And yes...I think TG should tweet! TWEET TWEET TG!!

Hugs,
Carla

Debby said...

I had a reoccurring dream that I went to the zoo and I stuck my hand through a lions cage and he chopped it off.
The weirdest adult dream was when I was recovering from cancer. I was laying on the ground and my family and friends were all pulling on me. Their hands were all tugging on me. Hmmmm.
((((HUGS))))

jen@odbt said...

Gotta love how young minds work. Some of these recurring dreams are scary!

prechrswife said...

Another admitted FB addict here...probably why I never seem to find time to blog much anymore. :-) As for nightmares, I thankfully usually don't remember my dreams after I wake up. I just remember that I had them.

Kris said...

lately i've been suffering adult nightmares of the worst kind (they go ALL.NIGHT.LONG) and i've never been prone to nightmares ever.

as a kid (and still today) i have the most fantastic, almost scary but far more intriguing, tornado dreams. i can't remember a time i didn't have them. they don't occur as frequently now, but i wake up so excited when i do have one. some of those i remember in GREAT detail (never wrote them down) from years years years ago.

Buckeroomama said...

It'll be interesting to see what kinds of tweets she'll send out when she's on Twitter!

Sharie said...

I used to have a recurring nightmare that was based in reality - When I was young I asked my mom for an expensive ring for my birthday and she got it for me with warning about losing it (I was probably 8 and it was probably $16 or $20). Well we went to the park and I was digging in a HUGE pile of sand that was in the parking lot and I lost it. (all true) Then I would dream that as I was digging and digging for it Matt and Kurt the neighbor boys were playing in the creek and found a snake (that didn't scare me) but then something happened to them and I would wake up distraught but could never remember what happened to them. I can only assume that they drowned or something...it was a horrible feeling.

Sarah said...

Gosh, my scary dreams when I was younger were always so bizarre that I couldn't take them seriously as scary. But I did have a hallucination/dream that was scary. Every time I closed my eyes, I was convinced that my hand was blowing up like a balloon, and if it blew up all the way, it was going to swat my head and squish it. So I couldn't go to sleep, because if I watched it, it would stay normal size. Every time I opened my eyes, my hand would go back to normal size to fool me.

I like FB, too. And I'd love to see TG tweet. :D

Janet said...

Oh, you would not believe my nightmares. I had them almost every night and I also would walk in my sleep, which wasn't always fun for my mom, as she had to find me. I STILL have nightmares frequently.

My worst ones always involved a death in the family. Someone had died, was kidnapped, etc. I also regularly dreamed about volcanoes and was TERRIFIED of them. :-)

happygeek said...

I have always dreamt a TON. The meds have added exciting layers. I now dream about other bloggers on a regular basis. Yee haw.

AND yes, TG, you need to get twitterpated.

AwesomeCloud and family said...

I would love some tornado dreams! That would be silly, though, as I don't live anywhere near tornado territory.

There were many, many mornings when I refused to open my eyes, but not because of any nightmares. My only excuse was that I was a teenager.

rachel said...

amen to the twitter and are you on twitter? (my username is justanotherdayk) I dreamed I had mice crawling on me, and to this day, I am more terrified of mice, rats, etc., than anything else. . .

Misty said...

ahhh, tonggu grammy, you had me at bejeweld!! tho i'm officially off fb now so i guess i'm still in blitz withdrawal!!! :)
where do your eyes go is a great ex of how kids think/process!
i can't think of any scary dreams. for most of my (non pregnant) life i don't really ever remember my dreams.

Wendy said...

Worst nightmare? Nothing from childhood, but...

Today: 90+ degree heat. Field day with 600+ kids, 22 of whom were my six-year old students. And I was awake.

Patty O. said...

The only nightmare I can remember with any clarity is one in which I am biting down so hard my teeth are cracking off. I still have this dream once in a while. My dentist thinks it means I am grinding my teeth. It is super scary, though, and was especially so when I was younger.

Tonggu Grammy said...

Thanks for the votes of confidence but I don't think I can manage Twitter too. I've only just learned to upload photos to FB and just got an ipodtouch for Mother's Day. Now that is FUN too! I'm now a downloading maniac. Just discovered Angry Bird yesterday. That will be my new game for waiting in the doctor's office.

Nicole said...

When I was a kid, some animal escaped from the zoo and it made the news. The animal was something benign, like a deer or something. I assumed since one animal could get out they all could. I subsequently had nightmares about lions, tigers, etc., escaping, hunting me down, and eating me.

Cavatica said...

There was the time my closet blew up - I continued seeing the smoke after I woke up. Guess I didn't quite wake up, although I get my parents and they were really there "looking" at the smoke coming out of my closet. I could see it; they didn't. I think that was the first of what I call the "running" dreams. They are too long for a blog comment. Let's just say, nightmares, running, partly awake, partly asleep...

Cavatica said...

Oh, and then there was the time God wanted to blow up the world. I digress. That was a running dream. I promised myself I'd be off this computer by 9:30 and it's 9:29 now. Bye.

Annie said...

My worst dreams always involve the kids but I don't dream much lately - too tired. However, in college I dreamt one night that there was a huge python like snake stretched out behind my back - in my bed!!!! I woke up but was terrified to move!!!! Awful!! I still remember that dream like it was yesterday! Yikes!!! I do NOT like snakes!

Anonymous said...

My worst(and most memorable)nightmare involved spiders. I dreamt that everyone I knew(classmates, teachers, family, etct) had spiders on them. The spiders would eat their eyes and leave blank spots of flesh(guess I didn't have the ability to dream gore at 5 years old). In this dream some spiders went into people and I believed they were eating peoples souls because the people got meaner. In this dream I was running and running, trying to get away from the spiders. Then I ran into my best friend and she had one eye missing(from a spider making it disappear) and that scared me. In this dream she pointed out that I had a spider on me too, and that I was missing and an eye too. I felt like all hope was lost(in the dream) but then this huge sparkly pink spider came, ate my best friends spider, and her eye reappeared, and then did the same for me. I think of it as the dream that made me understand salvation. Spiders being the symbol of sin and the sparkly pink spider being the symbol of Jesus. In my mind at least. lol.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I want to be your fb friend!!!!!!!!

I ALWAYS had nightmares and slept with either my parents or my little brother until I was in my teens :) Hmmmm....maybe that is why Lottie and Emma sleeping with me doesn't seem so abnormal...never thought about that..lol

Mary said...

That spider one might give ME nightmares! I used to have a horrible reoccuring dream about this diseased water in the toilet system that came to "getcha", that and snakes in the toilet. I think this was based on a news article my mom showed me where a snake came up the toilet. Mind you, the toilet in question was in Africa somewhere and many years later after I confessed how much this freaked me out my mom pointed out that modern toilets work completely differently. But still.

I also had a horrible reoccuring dream where I was stuck inside an overpass which was full of water. I was punting along on an oriental carpet and I had to get to the exit before something bad happened. There was gasoline on the water. At the mid point I passed a small boat, occupied by my brother, who was holding a match. He would smile creepily and say "you had better hurry". I never made it to the exit but would wake up soaked in sweat. The weirdest part is that I had this dream from different perspectives - as myself on the carpet, from a birds eye view and once as my brother. So strange... I guess I may have had sibling rivalry issues ;)