Jack: Mom, there's a monster at our house right now.When we arrived home, monster was still at our house. Jack took monster to his room with him and they played together for an hour. Later, Jack told me that monster is the same age as Jack and just as tall. He doesn't have sharp nails so he doesn't make marks on the floor (I have no idea where this came from). Also, monster seems to like all the same things as Jack! Monster has been everywhere with us, and has his own place at the table now.
Mom: Well, that's okay Jack because we're not there right now. Hey! I wonder if he's cleaning the house for us?
Jack: Is it dirty?
Mom: No, you're right, it's pretty clean right now. Maybe he's doing the laundry!
Jack: Yes, he's a nice monster. He does our laundry.
And just like that Jack has an imaginary friend. A monster. We think his name is Carl.
Apparently, this is totally normal and even beneficial.
So, I'm riding the wave.
Jack seems very happy with Carl, and that makes me happy too. It's about time there was someone else around here to play with besides mommy!!
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Are there imaginary friends in your home?