Ignoring WordPress’s suggested topic for post a day

WordPress is kind enough to send suggestions for my October post-a-day marathon. Today’s is: Describe a dream you’ve had more than once.

As I would rather eat glass or have my head transform into a giant flaming tomato that explodes, leaving the walls of the kitchen covered in burning red pulp, than hear someone describe last night’s romp into their demented brain-space, I will spare you the same pain and suffering today.

Guess what I've dreamed about more than once

You’re welcome.

I do have a confession about dreams, my wife’s dreams. I can’t stand hearing those either.

You would think it would make a difference because I love her and am married to her. No, not a bit.

When she starts to tell me about one, which is often because she dreams a lot and remembers every excruciating detail of them, I can’t bolt the room fast enough, unless she’s trapped me while we’re driving in the car.  I sometimes contemplate jumping out of the moving car, a no-no for low insurance rates, or running away screaming while stopped at a light, a no-no for the long-term success of one’s marriage.

Listening to a spouse’s dreams has to be one of the most difficult parts of being married, right up there next to listening to them sing while they’re using an iPod and headphones, which is the vocal equivalent of fingernails on a blackboard or a knife slicing across a dinner plate. Enough to make you lose your mind, which explains a lot in my case.

My nugget of useless advice today: keep dreaming – but keep them to yourself.

14 thoughts on “Ignoring WordPress’s suggested topic for post a day

  1. I love your attitude. While I did post my recurring dream,(I rarely dream but have one that comes up over and over) I do agree with you, I hate hearing other people explain a dream.

    • Maggie,

      Thanks so much for the comment and visit. Always nice to have someone new here. I’ll check out your site too.

      I wonder if you rarely dream or just don’t remember them. The only explanation of a dream that matters comes from the person who had the dream. Someone can coach them on what they think the meaning is, but when someone offers some random interpretation it feels a little tarot card-like to me.

      Best regards,


  2. Maybe I could listen to your spouses dream for you? Neither my husband nor I dream (or at least he’s not offering to tell me about them, so Im assuming he doesn’t) and I can remember only a handful of dreams I’ve had in my life. So I think it would be pretty fascinating. Goes to show, its all about the audience!

    • OM,

      I will tell my wife to call you the next time she has a dream about a carnival where dinosaurs show up. 🙂 I bet both of you dream, but don’t remember them. Doesn’t everyone dream? REM? I dream every night but don’t remember all of them. Most involve shooting guns at bad guys. I can’t explain that.

      Did you post two days in a row or is it my imagination? I have to go read your post about the tooth. I left the tab open for reading it tonight.


      • UC I did post again, I was a little stressed as to whether the original post about posting qualified as a post, so wanted to post again to make sure I qualified for the post-a-week thingy. Now Ive done it, its a little like crack- addictive…so I’m thinking I might try to post 2-3 times a week and see how I do. That way I can be the over-achiever of the Post-A-Week group rather than the underachiever of the Post-A-Day group. See? Up there for thinking!

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  4. I never remember my dreams unless I take melatonin at bed time. I sleep much deeper then but don’t take it all the time as it makes me a little groggy the next morning.

    I’ll be sure to spare you any recounting of my dreams. 🙂

  5. This definitely made me laugh. How can you NOT love hearing every little detail of your amazing wife’s dreams?!! I mean she is the love of your life, that automatically means you simply can’t get enough of knowing more about her, whether it be what she ate for breakfast, what she is doing after work, what she talked about with her girlfriends, or the insight of her amazing dreams.
    {all of the above said with sarcasm}
    I think

    • Liz,

      I’ll have my wife call you next time she wants to talk about her dreams. Then you’ll see what I’m talking about. They’re almost too strange to listen to. I blame them all on her life with me and the stress I cause her. Nice to hear from you. Glad you had a laugh here. That the point of the blog, which I don’t always succeed at.


  6. Grrrr, previous post cut off:
    I think chris gets the same glazed-over look when I start talking about a dream. I think it’s just the sign of a couple truly in love.

    • Liz,

      If that thought about it being a sign of love, well, go with it. Chris is too much of a gentleman to let you know the truth. I haven’t told my wife directly either. I just try to escape the room.


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