I decided it was time to share another little known fact about me. Fact #2: I had imaginary friends.
Yes, it's true. I had imaginary friends.
When I say I had imaginary friends, I don't mean for a day, or a week, or even a month. We're talking years... with an "s"! I couldn't even tell you how old I was when my "friends" came into existence. I'm guessing I was 2 or 3, but I would have to ask my parents to know for sure. I do know they stuck around until I was in the first or second grade (in other words, WAY too long).
They were 2 boys (brothers actually), and their names were Rubby and Bossy Donsil. Sadly, I can still remember exactly what they looked like. Rubby and Bossy were around all the time. We played together, they hung out with my family, they were pretty much anywhere and everywhere I wanted them to be...one of the many benefits of imaginary friends.
I would like to think this meant I was a creative child. I'm afraid it means I was a weird child. Whatever it means, I blame my parents. They are the ones who waited almost 7 years to have another child, leaving me with only imaginary people to play with. I'm sure if I would have had a sibling to play with I never would have created Rubby and Bossy. I'm positive. Really. Maybe.
I'm not really sure what life would've been like without them, though. It was like they were a part of our family. I think there were several reasons I liked them so much:
1. I made them up, so they had to do whatever I wanted them to. Sure, one of them was named Bossy, but I think I might have heard that name somewhere before they came along.
2. I could have them over or send them away any time. I didn't even have to ask permission. They were just there...instant friends. When I didn't want to play with them anymore, I didn't have to hurt their feelings or wait for their parents to come get them, I could just make them go away.
3. I could blame things on them. I don't really think I did this very often, but I'm pretty sure I at least tried it a few times.
4. They thought I was fun and hilarious and awesome. Who doesn't love that?
Maybe I was the weird kid. Maybe I'm still a little bit weird (probably not). I don't really care, though. When I think about Rubby and Bossy Donsil, it always makes me laugh. It really is a huge memory from my childhood, and weird or not, I'm glad it exists.
So, tell me I'm not weird. Did you have an imaginary friend/friends? What were their names? What did you like about them? Please tell me I wasn't the only one.