Today Jellybean brought a little friend home from school. I was in the playroom with Midget Gem and Jellybean came upstairs, burst into the room and said George was here, and he'd brought him home from playschool for a sleepover.
I was surprised because I hadn't been told a little friend was coming over, and I hadn't planned a meal big enough for an extra little mouth so my mind was jumping through how I could stretch the dinner out and whether I knew who this George was, or who his parents are.
Then I looked down the stairs - no George. I went and looked downstairs. No George. I wondered what on earth was going on - so asked Jellybean.
"He's playing with the trains Mummy. George is invisdible."
Tonight George played trains, ate some of my dinner (George likes soup, but not spaghetti) played with cars and wanted the all in one pajamas like Midget Gem. At bedtime George had already cleaned his teeth and wanted to sleep at the bottom of Jellybean's bed on the top bunk.
I tucked Midget Gem in, with lots of kisses. I tucked Jellybean in, with lots of kisses. Then Daddytwo tucked George in, and I had to give him lots of kisses.
I rather like this imaginary friend - all the fun and none of the noise and mess of real friends!
Has your child got or had an invisible friend? I'd love to hear about them!