My toddler, Little M, aged two has a best friend called Charlie. He talks about Charlie all day long. Charlie is two years old as well and he has blonde hair like Little M. Charlie’s mum has straight red hair and is lucky to be taller than me and he has two sisters and two brothers. This lucky little boy has two dogs with red fur and he also has two kittens.

Charlie is bigger than Little M and some days he is lucky enough to be sixteen…..get the picture? Charlie goes everywhere that we go but he doesn’t live with us he lives in a forest. Little M always knows when Charlie is asleep or awake and always knows what he is doing. Charlie has so much fun, life for him is so exciting. He even goes to school somedays. Little M says that Charlie eats worms but is scared of foxes.

Whenever a visitor comes to the house Little M tells them what Charlie is doing, it gets quite confusing and he sounds so convincing that they believe that Charlie is upstairs asleep or having a bath etc…..and they ask who Charlie is. Little M even packs his rucksack with his pyjamas because he is going to have a sleepover at Charlie’s house.

I find the way that Little M talks about Charlie astonishing, he talks about him with such conviction and sometimes I wonder for a few seconds where Charlie is and join in and ask questions about him. I can’t help but want to know more, being sucked into the fantastical mind of a two year old. He even has his older siblings drawn into the compelling world of Charlie. Apparently having an imaginary friend is a normal extension of pretend play showing creativity and imagination. Studies have shown that children that have imaginary friends tend to be ‘bright’- “chip off the old block then!” ;0)

I love toddlers! Their innocence is sooo enchanting. And….they are soooo much fun!

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11 thoughts on “‘Best Friends’

  1. Maxi never had an IF, but mini did and they sometimes still pop up everynow and again, but nothing so bright and joyfull as charlie, oh no. We had Dave and Jane the half inside out people who live on the highstreet!
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    Posted on March 24, 2010 at 9:11 am
    1. Oooo- actually half inside out people- Jane and Dave sound very interesting.
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      Posted on March 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm
  2. Love, love toddlers. They are so much fun! And this one? Too cute for words! And of course, he is brilliant!
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    Posted on March 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    1. My saviour!! He is so much fun. although very very cheeky. ;0) x
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      Posted on March 23, 2010 at 11:25 pm
  3. I love the serious look on his face, and those chubby little cheeks, precious.! He looks like he knows his way around a tub of Clover…

    None of my girl’s had imaginary friends, but we have a lot of stuffed animals who come to life….
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    Posted on March 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    1. I used to pray that my ‘toys’ would come to life….I was convinced they did when I was asleep. ;0)

      Posted on March 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm
  4. My little man had 2 imaginery friends up until the age of 6, called Walken and George. Once when we went on holiday he asked if we could see them both on the plane that was flying alongside ours because they were also going to Puerto Banus! it was the first time I had had a child with an imaginery friend, I loved it too!
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    Posted on March 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    1. Well he must be ultra intelligent then! They are sooo funny aren’t they. x
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      Posted on March 23, 2010 at 10:38 pm
  5. Awww! How adorable…the photo & the story of ‘Charlie’. None of my kids had imaginary friends, that I know of. Although TD did have an imaginary dog, for about 2 years, and that was great fun. Even down to the fact we had to open the boot of the car all the time to let the damn dog in! Toddlers are enchanting.
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    Posted on March 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    1. I think an imaginary dog counts as an imaginary friend. According to my mum I had a ‘friendly’ snake as my imaginary friend. It’s amazing how far they will take their stories isn’t it.

      Posted on March 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm