It is the early hours of the morning and I’ve just had the most horrible experience. I’m wide awake and my heart is pumping. I’ve just been woken by my mobile phone. It made me jump, jump right out of my deep sleep. The number on the screen was my parents. That feeling of panic ran over my body. Why do we automatically think the worse?
I didn’t manage to answer it in time so I rang straight back but it was engaged. I feel sick. Oh no I think they are now calling my sister. All sorts of dreadful thoughts are running through my mind. I try again and it rings.
My mum answers.
My first words are “What’s wrong?”.
She replies “nothing”.
“Mum! What has happened?” again she replies “Nothing” in what can only be described as a quiet shocked voice.
I’m waiting for the but…….
She then asks “Did you call me?”. “No” I reply. “Are you sure?” she says.
“Yes! Mum, you called me, what is going on?”
Again she asks if I’ve called her. I explain “Well I have just called now but only because you called me”.
“But I thought you called me” she says again. This is becoming totally confusing! I really am wondering what the heck is going on.
“So nothing has happened then?” I ask “No” she says. Thank goodness, I breathe a sigh of relief. “But Mum it is 5.30am?!”
We exchanged a few more words, still clarifying whether or not I had called her and that her and Dad were really ok. I must of sounded a bit sharp because all of a sudden there was silence on the other end of the phone.
Then the words “I think I’m dreaming?!”
“Oh Mother! Don’t do that to me! You scared the life out of me!”
We managed a little giggle. “Speak to you later” we say quickly, in the hope that we can return to sleep.
But I’m sat here a bit shocked, a bit shaken up and my breathing still shallow. I hope she’s gone back to sleep. Oh dear what a panic and confusion!
I know people sleep talk, even walk but to make a phone call. Really?! Well it must be true, it has just happened to me.
Do you know of anything similar happening like this?