Tonya Bangart My only experience with imaginary friends was my younger cousin. His "friend" was kind of scary, because my cousin would blame the strangest things on him and would know things he shouldn't know for his age. It's really hard to explain unless you've experienced it firsthand.
We're starting to wonder if my son has an imaginary friend. He calls him "the kid." He'll tell us that "the kid" did something or that a certain toy isn't his; it's "the kid's." I'm not sure what to make of it.
Amalthea Darling I had an imaginary friend. His name was Champ. He liked basketball, but was also secretly a romantic. I got the idea for him from looking at a Champion brand basketball. Rather silly, in retrospect.
Angel Riffe I never had an imaginary friend as a kid but my twin cousins did. It was pretty freaky actually. They always talked about this kid that supposedly got run over by a train near their house and he wore torn up clothing. Scary if you ask me.
Tammy Burcham My granddaughter, has imaginary friends--so far she knows that they aren't real. I feel sorry for her at times. She is the only child and there aren't kids around here for her to play with to often.
Heather Durm I had imaginary friends. I had a LOT of them, even after my brother was born. My most prominent imaginary friend was Tinkerbell. I *loved* Tink so much. She would help me with my physical therapy and everything. Do I still have imaginary friends? I don't call them that anymore, but I guess in a way my spirit guides could be considered that to those who don't understand how the metaphysical world works.
Sa Bils I don't remember having imaginary friends but a family story goes that when Mom and I got on the bus I would save one seat for ??? and if someone tried to sit down there I would announce, "No, you'll sit on the kids."
Renee R My mom says that I had an imaginary hippopotamus and alligator that lived under my bed. I don't remember it at all. Only one of my children had imaginary friends - my oldest before her siblings were born. They were Big Bob and Little Bob. It was cute. When her brother was born, she wanted to name him Bob.
Tanya Phillip I had a number of imaginary friends when I was younger, but they were mainly characters from my favourite tv cartoons. I think it does help young children build their learning skills as they get to express themsleves confidently in private and this reflects when they get to read and learn more about fictional characters and stories.