Do you have imaginary friends when you are a kid or your kid has one?

@1qazxsw2 (512)
Singapore
July 6, 2007 12:50am CST
I used to have one when I was about 6-9 years old my mom told me...She noticed I would be playing with somebody even tho' I was alone..I didn't tell her anything bcos she didn't ask me at all..I remember calling this imaginary friend "Big Boy"...somehow I just "lost" him when I was older... I wonder my kid will have one.he is the only child in the family.I am observing him playing all the times and so far haven't notice anything yet.
5 responses
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Thistle and Clover tree swing - Just a sketch I like of a tree swing.
I used to have lots of imaginary friends. My imaginary friends always moved away and I would get a new one. I have 3 older sisters but they were at least 5 years older than me and never really wanted to play with me so I made up my own friends. My son is too young to tell me about his friends yet. But one day I saw him playing with the straps on his swing that we have hanging from a tree in our yard. I thought it looked like he was pretending to strap someone in but I didn't think too much about it. Then he starts pushing the swing and when he pushed it into the tree once I heard him say 'Sorry'. It was really cute. Imaginary friend?? Perhaps.
@1qazxsw2 (512)
• Singapore
8 Jul 07
I guess it must be his imaginary friend...sometimes I think my son does the same when he is playing by himself and doesn't look for me to play with him..
@chari_dc (493)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
last year when he was still 3 years old, my son had an imaginary friend he called "pare". it's a colloquial term for "pal" here in our country. there are times when i would hear him talking to pare on an imaginary cellphone, walking around the room as if discussing some important business. i guess he's just mimicking his dad who always does this too. now, a year later, i asked him if he remembers his pare and he said pare's name is fort. but they don't talk that often anymore. :-)
@1qazxsw2 (512)
• Singapore
7 Jul 07
Very cute son you have there and funny..Hope he will keep on delighting you always..
• United States
23 Jul 07
I had a few imaginary friends, and I would also pretend that people I knew in real life had come to visit me. So it was an odd mix of realistic friends and non-realistic friends. One of my non-realistic friends lived in a pink, round house. :)
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
14 Jul 07
Hello 1qazxsw2, I don't think I have any. Oh, my! I was too small to remember it now. As far as I know, my mom never told me anything about my imaginary friends. But I remember one of my nieces, she had many imaginary friends when she was just like 4-5 years old. She used to go to her room and started to 'teach' her students. I always listened to her conversation and heard her saying something like "Well, who else is not here today? Oh, okay! A, where did B go? Tell him I will tell his parents later!" and something like that. At first, I felt funny but later, I started to feel uneasy and scary. I have been thinking, with whom and who did she talk to and see that time?
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
6 Jul 07
I do not have any imaginary friends, but I imagine a lot about my existing friends as to how they react if I ask them certain questions. It is interesting to note, many a times, my imagination turns out to be real in reality.