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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?

I'm pretty sure mine were "ghosts" of characters I'd read about in books...I didn't bond with any imaginary friends, fantasize about the same one repeatedly, or even project one consistent personality onto a doll.

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

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.

I think that has to be the main reason. I've even read of adults encouraging it. "*My* little boy doesn't act like this. Some other naughty little boy must have been here..."

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.

I don't know if it's a good idea to have an imaginary friend...since there not really tangible. Reminds me "Anne of green gables" too and how Anne had an imaginary friend.

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.

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.

When I was younger I had a imaginary friend. What kid didn't well at least I know people who did. I had to be like 5 or something when I was going threw that faze of mylife.

I had a lot of imaginary friends when I was little. I had about 20 of them. Lol. But yeah they are cool.

I never had an imaginary friend growing up, just an imaginary pet alligator. My twin brother had an imaginary pet also, but I don't remember what his was, or what we called them.

I had all sorts of imaginary friends growing up. I still do, but they're at least in my novels that I might eventually force on the world so that everyone can see them.

Sometimes I wonder if imaginary friends aren't so imaginary. It's been said that young kids especially are more open to the paranormal and seeing spirits. Just a thought.

When I was in a very bad situation, I made up an imaginary friend. I would close the bedroom door and talk to them. lol

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.

How old is your granddaughter? Ask her questions about her "imaginary" friend. Sometimes "imaginary" friends aren't so "imaginary" like we think. Sometimes children can see things that we can't see.

@ Christi, my granddaughter is 6. She tells me they aren't real. I do believe that kids can see things we don't. Most of the time she has named her stuffed animals and when she doesn't have one of them with her she acts like it is. Or she will plan something and say which ever one will like this. She is confused about how relatives work, for along time she called her cousins her brothers and sisters. It's sometimes the same with the stuffed toys.

When I was in high school there was a girl in my choir and math class that has an imaginary friend. She really did talk to him.
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