I am with Liv and Sven (our old neighbor who we've lost touch with) in the upstairs of some place that I recognize but now, in retrospect, can't put my finger on.
Liv is about 4 and so is Sven. (This is odd because Sven is a decade older than Liv.)
I am trying to put them to bed in small child sized beds.
I look out the window and see Bing in Sven's front yard, chasing a large white dog. The dog is soaking wet. It somehow gets into the house I am in and Bing yells upstairs for me to shut the door so that dog won't get in. In the ways of crazy dreams, I can't seem to get to the door even though it is right next to me. It is bright yellow. The dog comes in and is jumping all over the children.
I am furious because I had almost gotten them to sleep and now I have to do it all over again AND deal with the dog.
The dog disappears (why does that happen in dreams, do you ever wonder?) and I am singing this incredibly durfy song, trying to get them to lay back down.
I see a huge SPIDER. It is as big as the bottom of a frying pan and on the end of each of it's eight legs, there are what look to be large round green peas. The peas make a tapping sound when it walks (even across a bed) and I am not just scared, but TERRIFIED.
I know I am the adult and have to kill the thing, but I am really worried that it will bite Liv, so I somehow grab one of it's legs and start swinging it above my head! (IDIOT!) It crawls down my arm and under my blouse and I am trying to get a hold of it through my blouse. I find one of the pea-like things and crush it. It breaks like a cocoa puff under my fingers. I know that I have disabled it, but I still can't find it.
I keep pretending that nothing is wrong and neither of the children seem upset or worried.
And then...yes...I woke up...with heart pounding, gasping for breath.