I recently read a book called "Sundays at Tiffany's" by James Patterson. I was drawn to it because the main character has an imaginary friend. My littlest (5 yrs) has imaginary friends and as I read it I thought about her.
She has several "friendbeings" as they are not human. Here is what I know about these friends:
Mirren is her boyfriend, he works at a auto dealership and paints cars, like 5 a day. He is only 6 and a half.
He drives a green pick up. (Just like her older sister's boyfriend.)
He brings us soda's and hot dogs every day. (Things we rarely purchase for real.)
She can only call him on an old red cell phone that her older sister gave to her about a year and a half ago. One day she left it at Grandma's and we literally didn't hear about him for a whole week until she got her phone back.
His mom is named Sariah and she is pregnant with a girl. (She wants a baby sister for real.)
Her mom had a heart attack. (In real life her grandpa did, and past away.)
His dad is named Linden. ( Her older sister's favorite boys name is Landon.)
He has a little sister named Sophia. (She love Mama Mia)
His little brother's name is SirChristian. (not sure where she came up with that.)
Her best "friendbeing" is Kristen who is also 6 and a half. She has brown curly hair and blue eyes, a Hannah Montana back pack with small owls on it. (Her older sister loves owls.)
Kristen's mom is named Sophie. (She says "Sophia with out the phia".)
Her dad is named SirRyan, he works at the grocery store.
She has blue shoes with red stripes, she works at Moo Moo's and Applebees. (The restaurants she chooses to have daddy daughter dates with.)
She has a hamster named "blue eyes" a baby parrot named saraphina and they are nursing it to health. (We had kittens we had to nurse.)
Her other best "friendbeing" is Aleena, she was also Mirren's ex-girlfriend. (She has teenager sisters.)
She has a great imagination and great dialog with these "friendbeings". Her family life and those close to her are incorporated into their stories. This is a great way to find out what is on her mind, and we have conversations about misconceptions she may have.
I am going to miss it when she grows out of these "friendbeings".