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DD has two imaginary friends: Alex who goes to school and waters plants and the elephant who has no name but eats gravel

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ShowOfHands Tue 16-Jun-09 10:40:40

I was not prepared for this. I thought we had a couple of years grace before I had to start taking an extra banana with us for the elephant that lives in the bloody apple tree.

Alex, who is at school atm gets very tired and needs to go out for a walk after dinner. I have to hold his hand fgs.

How far do I allow this to go? I had to prevent dh from sitting on Alex this morning and put out an extra chair at the table.

Is Alex staying around for long? Somebody tell me that imaginary friends go off to boarding school eventually.

I'm just glad the elephant's too big to fit through the door.

junkcollector Tue 23-Jun-09 23:28:33

I had 2 when I was little- Dingly and Duddy. They wore striped jumpers and came everywhere with me and I bossed them around quite a bit I remember. Duddy died (Not sure how ) and Dingly left home when my sister was born......He could still be out there somewhere, wandering, in his little stripy jumper...

toolly Tue 23-Jun-09 20:46:52

For posterity.
DD age 3 has three friends of indetermintate gender, Mannah, Sugar and Foxy. My sister thinks they are brilliant names for strippers. DS has five, Mornay, Aki, Shola, Dee Dee and Maxi. I really don't know where he heard the names from.

MrsGJB Sun 21-Jun-09 10:47:33

DD1 used to have two imaginary friends - Mr. Dorchar and Mr Bollocks (who she introduced very clearly to the local vicar!!!).

Servalan Sun 21-Jun-09 10:36:28

No imaginary friends in our house. I'm kinda envious - they sound fab grin

worley Sun 21-Jun-09 09:03:30

when we were little my older cousin (40 in aug!) used to have a friend who lived in the bathroom, my cousin would spend hours sitting on the loo and talking to her. my auntie and mum used to stand at the door and listen to the "conversations". lol
neither of my two have had imaginary friends but funnily enough we did watch drop dead fred yesterday. love rik mayall

totalmisfit Sun 21-Jun-09 08:50:44

dd had Joni and Johnny. i used to wonder if they were folk/country singers sometimes.... Joni was always coming round for parties and Johnny's presence was always threatened 'he's outside... he's coming in now...' slightly creepy at times, esp if it was just the 2 of us in the house. Also, she used to have unintelligable conversations with a specific lampost down our road. i kind of miss the weirdness now she's 3.3.

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 21-Jun-09 07:32:52

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toddlerama Sat 20-Jun-09 23:51:14

Does no-one else think it's a bit, well, creepy? I'll be scared if my DD's start chatting to people I can't see! Is it just something they all go through?

Saltire Sat 20-Jun-09 23:15:20

However, we actually have an invisible person in out house as well. he's called Nobody.and poor soul he gets blamed for everyhting.
"who put sweet wrappers down the side of the sofa"
"who went out and left the tv switched on?"
Ds1 "it wasn't me"
DS2 "It wasn't me"
Me "well who was it then? Nobody"
DSes "must have been him"

Saltire Sat 20-Jun-09 23:11:52

My neice has an imaginary pet dog. Its black with green feethmm. I'm not posting it's name because the whole town where they live know about this dog. However, when Dneice goes into fridge and eats something she blames the "dog". She pooed on the floor once and blamed the "dog" "That x has shit again" she said to her dad when he found it.
Another time she tipped out all her toys into bedroom floor - "that bloody dog he wanted my dolly".
I don't knw what worries me more - the imaginary dog or the swearing!

AnarchyAunt Sat 20-Jun-09 22:41:01

DD had an imaginary friend called Skobsker (sp?) from when she was about 3. He had birthdays at least once a week and often got younger hmm

Then one day 'he died'.

Now she has an imaginary collie puppy called Jess.

TinyPawz Sat 20-Jun-09 22:38:43

I had a friend when I was a child called Lisa. We did everything together or so my mother told me.

Just months before I was born, my mums cousin Lisa died. My mum was petrified to ask me what my 'Lisa' looked like.....

Story still gets told to all and sundry

snigger Sat 20-Jun-09 22:12:45

DD1 had Sulia Julia, an orange-faced moralist, and Meeta Hulee Meatlock, her boyfriend.

DD2 had Granny Moses, who hated her and threatened to lock her in the attic hmm

frasersmummy Sat 20-Jun-09 20:47:45

we have michael the monster. Ds was 2.5 when he appeared. He was around constantly for a few months, seabelt on in the car, dont sit there, you just shut michael out etc

Then michael went back to his own house and only came back for playdates.

apparently he lived in the flats around the corner from us.

We heard less and less of michael and then a few weeks ago at 4 years old he told us he was building an extension out the back for Michael

PeppermintCream Sat 20-Jun-09 20:46:59

We have a fox and a turtle that live in the airing cupboard. We are frequently late for nursery becasue we have to wait for fox to do a poo hmm There are also four elephants that live under the bath, fortunately they are well behaved (mostly...)

panicpants Sat 20-Jun-09 20:28:36

We have a naughty badger...who is reponsible for anything which goes wrong in the house..or if we lose something in:

Ds 'I can't find my tiger..the naughty badger must have taken it'

But clever ds, has only just cottoned on to blaming the naughty badger for things he has done!

Occassionally we have a nice badger too.

Not sure why we have a badger though hmm

AttillaTheHan Sat 20-Jun-09 20:21:42

DS 5 has had a few over the last couple of years. The oddest was his imaginary 'uncle' whose house DS apparently used to go to and inevitably would allow ds to do all the stuff we wouldn't do at home. However it did get a bit embarrassing when in earshot of nursery worker or teacher he would say " My uncle lets me jump up and down on his bed when I'm naked" hmm blush

zanz1bar Sat 20-Jun-09 15:08:51

We have a leopard called lucky, he has to go to school and sleeps by the door till home time. DS age 4.

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 20-Jun-09 12:50:15

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ForcesSweetheart Sat 20-Jun-09 12:16:38

When DD just turned 3 she had 7 imaginary giraffes who walked around with her. She stretched her arms out as far as they'd go at either side to encompass them all. They lived on the landing half-way up our stairs and if she got to bed without them she'd cry "I forgot my giraffes!" have to rush back to the landing and come back up the stairs with her arms outstretched to herd them all up to bed. They only stuck around for a couple of weeks thankfully.

SparkyFartDust Fri 19-Jun-09 22:22:04

my eldest (4) has 2 imaginary friends, 'Child' and 'Baby.'

Basically she just likes to shout at them and beat them in scooter races.

tsom Fri 19-Jun-09 22:08:53

DS2 has Invisible Sushi Man, gets blamed for things but sadly has yet to make any sushi

80Furr Fri 19-Jun-09 21:53:29

My DS used to have the terrifying Crank the Cat, who he was frightened of, and would see everywhere, especially at night. We had to teach DS to scare him away. I know a little girl who has two called Sheila and Tubs, they work with her Grandad in his shed. They are always at the doctors too because (so she says) they are hypochondriacs! She's only 3 so its very amusing to hear her say this!

wuglet Fri 19-Jun-09 15:48:25

DD (3 next week) has five imaginary friends - the main protagonists are two girls called Anky and Chicken. Sometimes these are her children and sometimes they are her big sisters.

Anky and Chicken are sometimes joined by Abigail and Ada - they are collectively called "the little ones" or "the crew" hmm - usually when we are trying to get somewhere in a rush we have to wait for all the little ones to catch us up.

A less regular visitor is "Ginormous Fibber" - we are not really sure as to the age gender or species of this one! He (it) is often playing in our garden so DD has to go out there too so he doesn't get lonely.

mistlethrush Fri 19-Jun-09 12:34:33

Ds has Baby Jack - who has changed sex since he/she first arrived (spookily, about the time of edd of mc post ds) - we don't hear as much of him as we used to now (ds 4.2) but he still occasionally comes along in the car, for a day out or on holiday - and of course still gets used as an excuse (Baby Jack did it) - we never had to feed him or save a chair though.

However, we have been through the park, me pushing the buggy, ds (then 2.6?) walking beside me, holding my hand, clearly holding someone else's hand the other (it was Freddie, one of his friendly monsters) and apparently Baby Jack was sitting in the buggy and holding Jessie's hand (you guessed it, another friendly monster!)

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