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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Hanging on to Reality by a Thread

I sat down to do a craft with my girls yesterday just as Jilly, my four-year old, skipped out of the room.

Me: "Where is Jilly going?"

Belly: "Oh, to watch TV with Soup."

Me: "Soup????"

Belly: "Yeah, it's her imaginary friend. She has three: Soup, Spoon and Cup."

Me: "Oh???"

Belly: "The first time I met them, I was like, 'I'll bake you some soup', and Jilly said, 'NO!' because that was her friend, so I said, 'OK, I won't bake your friend'.

. . .silence. . .

Me: "Jilly's had many imaginary friends. I don't think you've ever had any."

Belly: "Oh, I have hundreds of imaginary friends. I just don't see them very often because they live in California. We write to each other on secret email sometimes."

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12 Comments:

Blogger suburbancorrespondent said...

Well, at least you don't have to worry about them visiting a lot.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Your daughters are brilliant. Especially Jilly who maybe is reading Tom Robbins under the covers at night.

(*Jitterbug Perfume has characters named Can of Beans, Wooden Spoon...)

12:00 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

ROFLMAO. I love it. Very creative, both of them.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Blog Antagonist said...

That. Is so cute. Both of them. I love imaginary friends.

11:47 AM  
Blogger nuttnbunny said...

Luckily, it's a thread with great tensile strength!

1:51 PM  
Blogger AnotherMomCreation said...

Ahhhh, I read once that imaginary friends are a sign of extreme intelligence....

2:21 PM  
Blogger NotSoSage said...

Secret e-mail? Sign me up!

At least you're in no danger of every offering to cook up a bunch of Californians...

12:20 PM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

my kid doesn't have any imaginary friends, i feel robbed.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

What interesting little people you have at your house. And what interesting little people they have at your house, too.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Alex Elliot said...

I love that they're from CA!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It said...

Isn't it so funny to hear what goes through their heads?
Some very creative kids you have! Definitely a sign of intelligence!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Alpha DogMa said...

Secret email? Imaginary friends? Are you sure she doesn't already have her own blog?

Signed,
A Figment of Your Imagination.

2:52 AM  

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