Did you ever have an imaginary friend growing up? I didn't. I tried though at one point. I think I lasted about two or three hours and then I forgot about poor said imaginary friend and skipped along playing another game.
I'm pretty sure my kids have one though. His name is Stoopi and he has been around ever since my youngest child could talk. My children play with him, he is included in most things and lately he gets told off when he misbehaves. Even I've had to tell him off. It's quite adorable to watch.
Lately I've asked a few questions about Stoopi...
How old is he?
"oh he's turning 7" says my son,
"he's six" says my daughter
Where does he live?
"here - with us!" they say
Does he play with you all the time?
"No, only when we ask him" they concur
Stoopi even came overseas with us. My daughter made sure she had a place for him on the plane, and told him where his toilet was. Nowadays she brings toys in the car so that Stoopi can have things to do whilst we go to the shop/swimming/kinder etc. Apparently Stoopi stays in the car.
Imaginary or not, Stoopi feels like part of the family.
Did you or your children have an imaginary friend?