I grew up watching this hilarious movie called Drop Dead Fred... have you seen it? Its about a little girl who has an imaginary friend... and he's quite a nutcase.... makes her make a mess and behave badly.. and then he comes back to her once she's grown up too.. and continues to do that... while helping her fight her rather annoying mother (hmmmmmm!!!!)
So I used to love this movie and had some imaginary friends of my own... To be honest though I don't remember any names or anything about them...
I wish I did... So instead I shall put down all of my little bumbling's imaginary friend's names and everything about them... so that one day when he thinks back about them (maybe when his own kid has them!!!) I will be able to show him this!
So his best friends are Pete and Joe. Yes we have firang friends... I don't know why but we do!
And they are his office friends.
One day a few months ago I asked him to do something and he says " I can't mumma I have to go to office"
"ok... where is office?"
"Right here" and he walks to the kitchen door, where he has placed a little chair and has a book in hand that is his laptop!
"oh wow siddy... thats a really cool office. what do you do there?"
"very important work mumma with my office friends"
and then he goes on to introduce me to Pete and Joe.
Subsequently I have been shushed while he is on the phone with his office friend talking about some very important work thing and taken to office to work with him several times!
If a school friend asks him to meet him some evening he will say "not today today I have to go to office!!!"
The friend list also has increased... there is now Junelle, Grint, Zhint Glash Kosh Sonair, Fuddy and Phunit!!!
And they go to office and play basketball and football and the sports!! One day when I was taken to office I was shown round the sports area and told I could play whatever I wanted here while he went back to office to work!!
He even describes them to me...This description below is as I write this blog and I asked him to describe them to me!
There is one dot on pete's cheek and one straight nose and he's really tall.
Joe is only 10.. long eyes and long nose and long everything.
Junelle is same like Joe but with longer ears and feet!!!
The cutest thing is that right now he's telling me to store all of this (what I'm writing) on his computer and that he will write all the descriptions and will then send it to me!!!
Somedays he will just copy what I'm saying right... so he'll say " mumma I'll just copy this mail and send it to Pete and then I'll just make this drawing on this photo shop thing and make a DIY thing and send it to my office guys"
Oh my god!!!
what amazes me is the imagination he has with these stories... The other day someone on our building chat mentioned that there was a monkey in our area... so I told him and he was very excited about it.
Not seeing the monkey anywhere, he got bored and went to brush his teeth... as soon as he came out he told me very seriously "Mumma Pete just told me that he heard this sound (made a funny sound) and that there is a vulture in our forest"
"Ya Pete just called me and told me. For real, the vulture is there deep inside the forest on the trees!"
So now any story that he really wants me to think is a 'real' story.. will always have Pete or Joe as a part of it and he will say " in real Mumma, Pete said that"or "For real Mumma Joe did that"
Siddy and his 'office friends' stories are something I will cherish forever and ever... long after he has not just forgotten but will also deny outright!!