One of the weirdest dreams I ever had featured myself suddenly surprised to find I’d given birth to a baby only 4 inches long.
Intuitively I made a bowl of tepid water for it to soak in for an hour or so. Like a sponge it grew and, standing in the kitchen, I wrapped it in a white towel.
I was overcome with a spontaneous maternal urge to take the best possible care of this bizarre surprise.
My sister dropped by and I proudly showed her: “Look, I had a baby”.
Most carefully I unfolded the towel to bare the suckling’s face.
Holy crap I was holding a badger! It looked right at me, jumped out of my arms and bolted out the door by way of the cat flap, never to be seen again.