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Imaginary friends ???

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gbb, 24 Feb 2008.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Doms post reminded me.
    Whos chillblains have or had imaginary friends ?

    Our grandson had one called Douglas :biggrin: when he was about two or three.

    It used to give us a great laugh at times...once when the wife sat next to him in the car....he looked horrified at her as she sat down and shouted..'NANNY, YOU'RE SITTING ON DOUGLAS' :ohmy::ohmy::ohmy: :biggrin::biggrin:

    Once we took him on holiday to Weymouth, took him on the eggcup rides. He sat there, contented and happily wizzing round....he got off and walked up the road with us.....:ohmy::ohmy: After 20 or so yards, he screamed and started to pull us back....' YOU'VE FORGOTTEN DOUGAS'....'HE'S STILL IN THE RIDE ;):biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Douglas i ask you...we never figured out where he got the name from. Hardly common nowadays.
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Not had that one but did have a niece who took a rag doll everywhere with her and spoke about it as if it were a living thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    our five year old still refers to "teddy" as if he's an animate persona, not a stuffed toy.
     
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Have none of you still got imaginary friends then?
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
  6. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Yep my 4 year old had one called "Timi" who seemed to be responsible for anything that shouldn't be done and she often used to hold conversations with him. Seemed to stop after 6 months.
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Keith...you feeling OK? Where have all your exclamation marks gone?
     
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    my younger sister used to have one when we lived in Southend, one day she let out a horrid scream and say the imaginary friend was lying in the road covered in blood, to much scrambling around from all present

    some week slater one of the old timers on the road said our house had been hit by a bomb in the war and the girl sleeping in my sister's bedroom had been blown out into the street and killed

    our houe was different to the other where it had been rebuilt, spooky shoot
     
  10. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Tynan, you made the hairs on the back of my neck go up!
     
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    >imaginary friends

    ..are supposed to be ghosts or something as children can supposedly see these things...and adults cant because as we get older we seperate away from the etheral aspect of life...

    Reportedly.
     
  12. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    My eldest had one .... can't remember her name, but what suprised me most was when a friend came around to play, that she played with her as well:smile:.

    The other 2 didn't but perhaps they had siblings to play with instead?
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I have a group of imaginary friends... we write messages that each other can see, some to do with our favourite hobby, cycling, and others about tea, or planning to take a jersey all round the uk... I'm not sure if they're real people or not, but ....:biggrin:
     
  14. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    never had one and can't understand the concept. it's just weird.

    it sounds more as if the kids have invented a 'friend' as they're unhappy about something and can't talk to family members about it.
     
  15. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    yes, I'm hard boiled and cynical but I had/have no answers to that one at all ...

    we didn't even know that the house had been bombed