Mama Diaries

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Spider Battle

I think there's something crazy going on with my brain.  But you already knew that, right?  Last night I had a very bizarre dream.  Usually I don't remember my dreams, but this was so crazy, I couldn't help but remember it.

I was in a desert wilderness.  As I walked, I noticed "caves" in the sand.  They weren't normal caves - they we like holes in the ground under miniature rock outcroppings.  Puzzled, I peered into one of them.  That's when I noticed movement.  The whole space shifted.  It didn't make sense.  What was it?

I walked on and encountered another "cave."  But this time the creature that was inside came out.  Do you know what it was? A giant spider!  Black and hairy like a tarantula, but as big as a car.  It came at me with its mandibles clicking.  It looked like I was lunch.

I did a super-human leap away from that thing and watched.  It turned out that the arachnid had its sights on something else.  My son!  Somehow Bubba ended up in the dream.  The big, bad spider spotted him aimlessly walking and decided he'd make a nice snack.

Uh oh, I thought.  Time to do battle!

With another super-human leap, I tackled the spider, picked it up, and threw it so it landed on its back.  But that wasn't the end of the story.  Giant hairy spiders have friends, and the friends came out to fight.

I brandished my sword (yeah, I don't know where that came from.),  did  a few slick ninja moves, and skewered a couple of arachnids, but not before one of them bit me.   My arm started tingling.  That wasn't good!  I was about to mutilate that nasty arachnid, but I was interrupted by a knock at the door.

"Mama!" It was my son, and his call sounded like a pathetic moan.  I looked at the clock.  4:50 AM.  I crawled out of bed and opened the door.  My son was lying in a fetal position on the ground.  "I'm sick!"

He sure was! He had a fever, sick tummy, headache, sore throat, and was extremely dizzy.

Time to do battle!  I did a slick ninja move to the medicine cabinet and brandished a bottle of Motrin.

"Take that you stupid spiders," I said.

My son looked at me funny.  "Are you okay, Mama?"

Yeah.  Just another night on the job. 

34 comments:

  1. Even in your sleep, you knew bugs were attacking him!

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  2. I smell a best selling book here...

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    1. Do you think this is it? I've been sniffing for a best-seller for a long time, and haven't been able to find it. ;0)

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  3. Your dream can be turned into a video game! Or movie? Spidermama fighting evil! :)

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    1. It certainly has all the making of a video game!

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  4. sounds like a mix of JOHN CARTER and HOBBIT :)

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  5. What an interesting dream. When I was a young child I had frequent dreams about bugs crawling on me. I didn't realize until I was an adult that the dreams were a manifestation of the physical problems I had with a severe case of eczema. The "bugs" had to have been the constant itchiness I experienced. I hope Bubba is all right now.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That's interesting. I half expected to find that my arm was asleep, but it wasn't (you know-the tingling sensation). Bubba is much better now.

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  6. Those spiders should know never to mess with super mom! :)

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  7. lol super spider killing mama to the rescue

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  8. Most entertaining post Sherry, could this be a new book????
    Yvonne.

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    1. It kind of has the makings of a book, doesn't it? Maybe a comic book. ;0)

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  9. certifiable!! ha ha ha
    happy friday - may you always defeat your spiders!

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    1. Hahaha! Yes, my husband has been saying I'm totally certifiable for a long time! ;0)

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  10. Great story for a new book. :) Hmm I wonder what spider means in a dream? Did you look up its meaning on one of those dream dictionaries?

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    1. I'm wondering if somehow my mommy senses knew my son was sick, and envisioned the germs as spiders. As crazy as my brain is, it wouldn't surprise me!

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  11. LOL! I love it. You know I get 90% of my story ideas straight out of dreams?

    Seriously, epic. Now I'm wondering if the sword was invisible, or if you called it there, like a summoning spell. =)

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    1. Details! Heck man, I don't know where that sword came from. All I know is I skewered some arachnids with it! LOL!

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  12. Really strange that you had the scary spider dream and Bubba was sick, poor thing. Glad to hear he's better now.

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  13. This sounds like a great writing topic!

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    1. It probably would be fun to elaborate on it.

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