I’ve had a few vivid dreams lately but this one seems to have stuck with me.
I had remained in the Air Force and was attending what appeared to be some sort of formal military dinner as I was wearing the Enlisted Mess Dress. I was responsible for assuring that all of the important guests were there on time. I had just rounded up the next to last guest and had to walk a block over from the dinner location to one of the guest hotels to find the last missing guest.
I stopped at the front desk to call the room letting the guest know I was on the way up. I proceeded to the room. The guest had been sleeping but was now awake. I barked out a few orders “get dressed as we were now late”. While I waited, a young boy maybe around 4 years old came up to me. He seemed to have been in the room. I was informed that he needed to be taken to his mother (who was also in attendance at the dinner).
The boy was dressed in a little tux but may have been barefooted because I had thought to myself he would need to be carried all the way back to the dinner. As I was leaving the room with the guest and the boy I noticed a video game controller (hooked up to a system).
My thoughts shifted to wondering if I should hail a cab for the short trip back to the dinner location. Then I woke up.