“Daddyo, do you have an imaginary friend?”

Overheard in The Five-Year-Old’s room during storytime…

The Five-Year-Old, curiously: “Daddyo, do you have an imaginary friend?”

Daddyo, carefully: “No.”

The Five-Year-Old, sadly: “Oh.”

A slight pause and then The Five-Year-Old, brightly: “How about I give you one of my kittens. It hasn’t been named. You could give it a name.”

The approximate number of imaginary kittens The Five-Year-Old has available for adoption at any given time. (Equation/Image Credit: P.S. Phillips)

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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3 Responses to “Daddyo, do you have an imaginary friend?”

  1. My sister has at least 5 imaginary friends, whom we all know by name. (she plays games against them, monopoly being one of her favorites)
    I absolutely loved how the 5YO wants to give her dad one of her ‘kittens’.

    And on a side note, this would make a wonderful children’s story. May I borrow it and play around with the idea? I’m not sure if I can come up with anything better than what is so funny/adorable here, but I’d like to try.


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