If you’ve seen the movie Inception, then you’re familiar with the premise of placing a dream within a dream (within a dream within a dream).
If you haven’t, you now know all you need to know.
Meghan isn’t new to talking in her sleep (or laughing, for that matter) and during the time that we’ve been married I think I’ve spent roughly half of our nights listening to her ramble on about nothing-in-particular during the middle of the night.
Truth is, she has a tendency to sleepwalk, too. During our first few months of being married, she was up and walking around our bedroom talking about “puppy feet.” True story.
But last night, she may have topped it all.
I woke up around 3am to Meghan violently shoving me around, kicking me, and laughing as if she was having the time of her life. No exaggeration.
Tom: Meghan. Meghan..!
Meghan: [ Still laughing, pushing, and kicking.]
I actually reach over and grab her arm to get her to stop. She does.
Tom: What are you dreaming about?
Meghan: Oh. Sorry. We were watching Indiana Jones and eating dinner and I was trying to help by shoving all of the stuff on the table around.
Truth. I couldn’t make this up even if I wanted.
So we get up later this morning and I stumble into the bathroom (I’m not worth of much anything when I wake up).
Tom: You really got me good last night.
Meghan: Huh? Oh yeah. I was dreaming that there was this entire mess on your side of the room and I was shoving everything over into you. You know, it’s like when you’re a kid and you’re not allowed to make a mess. Except we were and I was having a lot of fun.
Tom: That is not what you told me last night.
Meghan: What did I tell you?
Tom: That we were watching Indiana Jones and eating dinner and you were trying to clean everything off by shoving it all over the place.
At this point, she’s cracking up. She mentions that she recalls the bit about Indiana Jones and that the “dream in a dream” thing is weird.
But if you’ve seen Inception you know it’s not so weird. Unless of course it’s your wife and you’re getting shoved out of the bed in the middle of the night.
Otherwise, it’s not such a big deal,