Imaginary Friend
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I used to have an imaginary friend that was a little unconventional. I was two years old lucign with my family in the yukon and my friend didnt have an name that I recall I just referred to him as "my man friend". He was by all accounts a grizzled old prospector and had a bit of a foul mouth. One day all the towles in the hosue disappeared and my mom found then rolled into logs and stacked like firewood in my closet. When she asked me about it I apparently told her that my man friend told me we needed more firewood because it was gonna be a B#tch of a winter.

An imaginary friend would reinforce the creative side of a child. And there is little room for boredom when an imaginary friend is around.

An imaginary friend helps me to be more confident in doing things that I wanna achieve. It cheers me up at times especially during my time of solitude.

I did not experience having one of them and I did not wish to have one either. Sounds creepy to me.

I had 4 little brothers by the time I was 8, with the last two being twins and their big brother only 13 months
older so it was more like triplets. The oldest of the boys did try to help a bit, I think he was my "gofer" as I lined up the other 3 in front of the couch for changing time(cloth diapers). And folding diapers, oh that seemed endless. Mom always says I was her right hand, for her to cook or clean she needed my help. I didn't have time for an imaginary friend. I just wanted to be alone, anywhere or any way I could. I might have briefly had an imaginary sister, not sure. But after the last 2 came out as more boys I told mom to hang it up, I didn't want a sister anymore.

Like you, I also didn't have an imaginary friend and being alone was enough for me. I used to play hero by myself, waheehee, knocking out the enemies with my bare hands.

I always kept pretty much to myself as a kid and was a little shy, so I guess maybe I'd be someone you'd expect to have an imaginary friend. I never did, though. I've heard about imaginary friends, of course, but I wonder how common they are. Maybe they're not as common as I think.


I have a nephew who had this friend named Wally. It is an elemental with no defined figure. At first it was a little boy like my nephew but as months passed, it became a giant. That's all according to my nephew.

I was a only child till I was 10 years old and I had a friend named Judy She was so much fun to play with LOL Always played what I wanted to play , agreed with everything and always let me win at all the games we played She was the best imaginary friend ever And my 5 year old has several that she plays with Emma is one and the other is a adult she has made up His name is Uncle Farmer, he is awesome You should hear some of the tales she tells about where her and Uncle Farmer go while we are asleep

really do not think i have ever had an imaginary friend. i have an imagination but i dont remember having one of these. if i did i was very young but thats ok.

I never had an imaginary friend, but I have quite an imagination. I did talk to my dolls and marbles though.

My imaginary friends were my toys, old and broken toys actually because I had no toys of my own except those given by my older brothers.

When I was a child I was a sad shy little thing and I am now 50 and not too shy and not little at all now but I remember my imaginary friend. His name was Jared Murphy. LOL funny to remember something like that after 40 years. Even my sister remembers me talking about "him"

I never had imaginary friends. I suppose I should have, especially since I love making up characters, but I don't remember any.

I never had an imaginary friend. I came to think that people with imaginary friends were actually seeing ghosts, has children could apparently see ghost more easily. What do y'all think about that idea?

No, people with imaginary friends are not seeing ghosts. They just have strong minds to create characters that they think are real.

huh? i believe they are ghosts or something there seeing is very real to them its not fake at all

Wow I had one when I was 8... her name was Nicole like my middle name. Ppl used to think I was crazy lol especially my mom. I think imaginary friends are an important part of childhood

Now may I ask - is that imaginary friend of your just imaginary or is real? My nephew had an imaginary friend that he said was real. There were instances that he was able to prove its existence.

that should prove that this friend was real and not fake alex i believe what they are seeing is real

I always wanted to have an imaginary friend but I couldn't do it because I knew it wasn't real. Which was the point, but I wanted it to be kind of real.

My son had an imaginary friend that was a very important part of his life when he was younger. He was named Tommy and Tommy was the mischievous one while Paul was the good one.

Imaginery friends are everything u want in a real friend..... i don't really know the reason for that in particular ... but i think its because we believe that they understand us better and not criticise ...

I kind of think kids maybe make up imaginary friends either because they are really lonely or they want someone to blame the bad things they do on

In my little boy's situation, I really do believe that he had an imaginary friend was because he wanted to have someone beside himself to blame the bad things that he did on.

Yes, kids really make up imaginary friends based on what they see on tv and in books. But I think there are real imaginary friends of some kids, I mean real as in real.

I never had an imaginary friend I never got the concept that every child had/has an imaginary friend. humm...i personally never heard of anyone else having an imaginary friend.

Sometimes I think a child's imaginary friend is actually a spirit who reaches out to the child because they have yet to be able to distinguish between what's real and what isn't. Therefore, they are more likely not to dismiss the fact that there is a spirit showing itself to them.
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