imaginary friends.

Canada
February 21, 2007 8:11am CST
did you have any? some people actually say they aren't imaginary and they are really ghosts. what do you think of this. imaginary or ghosts? i never had one. kind of hoping my daughter does, lol. she needs a plamate so i can get a break.
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@Lardiel (280)
• Romania
21 Feb 07
i never had an imaginary friend, not even as a kid, buti do still like to make up stories in my mind when i get bored and have nothing to do. who knows. maybe i'll write a book sometime. but it is not uncommon for little kids to have one. asd for ghosts i don't know what to say. but it is belived that kids are more likely to see a ghost than a grown up, since they have a totaly different perception about the world. someone said that adults can't see ghosts or other fantasy creatures simply because their brain says that can't be really there so it shuts off the image automaticly. kids however don't do that since they are not yet sure about what should be for real and what shouldn't be. or they could just be imagining things :))
• United States
21 Feb 07
I had an imaginary friend name "julie". I had her from about 3 until 5 years of age. At 5, a friend of my mom and dad's gave me a cat and I named him Julie and that was the end of my imaginary friend. My cat was my friend, then. :) Niether of my kids have one. My son did for about a day, but that was all. He uses his imagination for all kinds of things, though. And, my daughter doesn't yet that I know of. She will sit and play for hours by herself, but I haven't heard her talk to anyone. :)
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I was an only child and I had an imaginary friend. My daughter however, did not. I was her playmate and my mom as well as my friends. She went every where I went and my friends always made her feel welcome. I had one male friend that would come over and work on my computer. He was so big she thought he was her jungle gym. Yes it was tiring and I did not have much of a life of my own. I did have a good support system so I did get away for me time. My husband would take my daughter to see his mother in the summer time for about two days and that was my time to stay home and party. My daughter is now sixteen and I miss those years when she was little and needed her mom.
• India
21 Feb 07
I disagree!!! Imaginary friends are not ghosts! I was a kid who spent a lot of time playing with imaginary friends and none of them were ghosts! I was perfectly aware that they were imaginary. I only created them to defeat boredom. I grew up on a huge family home which was very lonesome. I had a huge garden and lots of space around me, an atmosphere ideal for having many noisy and frolicsome kids, but I was all alone, so I used to create fictitious friends to take part in the games. I used to be the leader of course and I would nominate tasks to my force of invisible and imaginary friends! My parents knew about it and never made fun of it. They in fact were happy that instead of just complaining about feeling lonely, I was improvising upon my resources.
21 Feb 07
I had a lot of imaginary friends when I was younger. One of them was called Claudia, and I always imagined her to be a ghost. I suppose she was my imaginary ghost, as opposed to my imaginary friend. Who knows, maybe I didn't make her up, maybe she really was a ghost! I also had imaginary horses... I was obsessed with horses as a child, and always wanted one. Apparently, having imaginary friends is a sign of intelligence. I beg to differ ;)
@bgerig (1259)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I use to but I don't right now.
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