Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Don't forget to floss.

My teeth fall out on a regular basis.

In my dreams, I mean. It's been going on for years. I have these recurring dreams where one tooth falls out, then another and another and pretty soon they're dropping left and right. It doesn't hurt in the dream, but it stresses me out super bad because I don't know why it's happening. In my dream, that is. Often I'm also stressed about not having dental insurance or all the dental work I have to get done to replace them.. I get all sad about wearing dentures and stuff.

When I wake up, I'm exhausted from stressing all night but REALLY glad I still have all my teeth. And dental insurance.

After years of this, I finally started checking those dream books. You know what it means if you dream about this?

It means your subconcious is trying to work through a problem it can't solve. It's often accompanied by teeth grinding.


Anyway, I have a new problem. Keys are beginning to fall of my keyboard.

Notice the missing control key and the page up key that's been awkwardly jammed back on.


What does this mean? I mean, it could mean that Baby Grant got to my laptop when I wasn't looking. Or it could mean.....?

24 comments:

LisAway said...

I dream about losing teeth all the time, too. I HATE it. I often try to keep them in and they are all loose and I can't open or move my mouth at all without all of them moving and at least a few of them falling out again.

I HATE THAT DREAM.

Obviously your laptop has a problem it's trying to work through. Only, since it's keys are actually falling off, the problem is just an imaginary one. Or it can't solve the problems in its dreams. Or possibly baby G got to it.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Oh man, that is a recurring dream for me too, but ESPECIALLY when I lived in Argentina because half the people I met were missing teeth.

Mina said...

I have the same tooth dream. I didn't realize they were so common as the apparently are!

Laura Moffitt said...

This is your dream coming to reality! No it happens all the time unfortunately and it could be you use those keys alot or that the laptop is getting old. Not 100%sure but this has happened to a couple of my friends.

Debbie said...

Lately my kids have been dreaming terrible things about me. What does your book say about that? Wait. I don't want to know.

DeNae said...

...your laptop is having ego-id conflicts over its distant relationship with its mother and the attendant unresolved Oedipal / Antigonal (depending on if it's a boy computer or a girl computer) issues.

Or it could be that baby one.

Kristina P. said...

I think it means your ovaries are falling out. Or something like that.

Annette Lyon said...

You need to floss your keyboard?

Kimberly said...

I like Annette's suggestion best. Hee hee.

Herb of Grace said...

Aack! I have the exact same dreams, too!

myimaginaryblog said...

I wore braces from age 18-21 for TMJ, so when I have this dream, it's the braces that are coming off and taking all my teeth with them. I'm able to cringe thinking about it wide awake in broad daylight.

I like Annette's suggestion for your laptop, too.

Emily said...

This happened to my old laptop! I chucked it off a cliff (literally, and missing keys wasn't its only problem) and got a new one.

CaJoh said...

It could mean that you lunge at the Control Alt Delete key combination way too often and miss the Delete key and hit the page up key instead.

That's my guess. I lost a few keys off our keyboard because it fell off the table. Just recently found them the other day but am not sure what to do because I replaced the keyboard instead.

That Girl in Brazil said...

I don't think I've ever lost my teeth in a dream.

I feel left out.

Heidi Ashworth said...

It's been a long time since I studied the meaning of dreams but I am pretty sure MY dream book gives a different reason for the teeth falling out . . .something to do with Freud. And you know what HE blames for EVERYTHING?!!? right? right?

nano*ink said...

I am trying to save the ones I have. Teeth, that is...and maybe brains. Do you think they will last until I am 99 - that's not too far away. Glad James got to go to Australia. I like being your almost mother-in-law. It feels good.

LexiconLuvr said...

It means that hubby should buy you a new laptop!!! Hooray! Microchips all around! =]

Erin said...

I'm glad when you wake up you still have all of your teeth!

Heather of the EO said...

You just plain rock. Your mind has a never-ending abyss of good post ideas in it. The control key...oh my.

Lara said...

I have never had that dream, but one of my daughters has it quite frequently, and I've heard it's a popular one to have. Maybe I just never have any problems to work through.

I definitely think that your laptop has a big problem to work through...probably named baby Grant. :)

wendy said...

QUICK---get to your phone book or google "need a good teeth therapist". We have got to get to the bottom of this. You are too pretty to loose all your teeth. There must be some disturbing deep problem your subconcious is going through ---just suggesting???

Kazzy said...

Do you have computer insurance? I baby my laptop so much it hurt to look at those keys missing. :(

Chaka said...

My wife has the tooth falling out dream all the time but I never have. I feel your pain when it comes to computer problems.

Eowyn said...

Oh I had this dream once that I just didn't lose my teeth, they fell into pieces in my mouth, and I was eating doritoes at the time and all the crumbs from the doritoes and my tooth crumbs got all mixed up and. . .It was gross.

Nice to know that my lost teeth dreams mean something.