It's 9:00 a.m. and I have a virtual class meeting in an hour. This quarantine has really played havoc with my sleep schedule. I probably shouldn't have stayed up until 3:00 in the morning scrolling through my Facebook feed but I had fallen asleep earlier in the evening watching Netflix and I couldn't fall back asleep. Funny meme about teacher's struggles. Like. My friend's 90's hairstyle in the Senior class photo. Like. Italian mayors yelling at people to stay home. Like.
The alarm goes off but it feels like I just closed my eyes. I've hit snooze three times and now I have to be ready for my meeting in 15 minutes. I need to wash my face and shave so that I don't look like a crazy, old man in front of my students. I stumble my way, bleary-eyed, to the bathroom and turn on the hot water. I'm barely awake so I don't notice that I don't hear the sound of water rushing out of the faucet and hitting the bowl of the sink.
I reach my hands towards the faucet, ready to wash the sleep off my face. I scream (like a little girl) when I feel the lumps of soft candies fill my hands. I jump back in surprise and look down to see my sink filling up with gummie bears. WTF? I quickly turn the sink off and look down at the pile of candy that has collected at the bottom of the sink. I rub my eyes, and immediately remember that I'm not supposed to touch my face. Damn. I try to turn the water back on so I can immediately wash my hands. More gummie bears. It turn the facuet off. I turn it back on, again. Over and over. I can't believe what I am seeing. My sink if filled with brightly colored, squishy bears. The smell of sugar and artificial fruit flavors hits my nose. I'm almost afraid to touch them, but the sweet smells make my stomach rumble. Do I dare eat one? Are they safe? Where are they coming from?
Suddenly, I hear a blaring sound coming from all around me. I open my eyes and realize my snooze alarm has gone off again. I wake up and realize it was just a dream...and I am late for my virtual class meeting.