Gagie-Poo, Gagie-Poo, I love you!
So, to update on the imaginary friend situation....
I'd a post a picture for all of you to see, but um...the imaginary friends are clear. I mean, invisible.
"Buddy" is still around. Come to find out---Buddy is little b/c he's a puppy. Who knew? Well, I just recently learned myself. Yes, Buddy is the imaginary puppy that lives at Casa de Lainey-Paney.
Who's the new & apparently more important friend? "Sherman." Or, as Gage says, "Sherman the worm'n". He's "like a caterpillar."
One day last week we were going to JoAnn Fabrics. Sherman of course had to go in. We both got distracted (Gage, whiny, wanting to leave...hating every moment of the fabric store, and me---wanting to leave because clearly my whiny child was pissing all over my fabric store excitement). So, we paid for my few squares of felt fabric & his ginormous lollipop & head out the door. Get to the car as another car pulls in next to us. This lady is patiently waiting for me to buckle Gage into his seat when all hell broke loose. "SHERMAN! You forgot Sherman! You shut him in the door!" Gage was frantic & trying to bolt from his seat. I have to unbuckle him & he runs for the door. Not only was it mega-windy, but the glass door was pretty heavy & he could not pull it open, though he tried with all his might. I get over there, and open the door, he bends down, still crying out "Sherman! Sherman!" with tears streaming down his little cheeks. He picks up his invisible friend and holds him up for me to "see". "It's okay, Mommy. He's all right!" And, we head back to the car with our invisible friend.
Sherman sleeps on the stool in Gage's room. Sherman sometimes goes in a "cage" (also invisible) and gets carried about in my purse. Buddy...well, I haven't seen Buddy in a few days. But...then again, he's invisible. For all I know, he might be digging a hole under the fence right now!
....Sherman & Buddy: our invisible friends.