Monday, July 20, 2009

Maximus' First Imaginary Friend

We have a new member of the family: Max's imaginary friend "Beedy." Beedy made his grand entrance on Friday when we were on the way to a friend's house for lunch. Max was a little distressed to learn that, no, we would absolutely not be asking our gracious hosts to set another place at the table for Beedy.

Since Beedy's arrival, I have learned that Beedy is a way for Max to express his view of an ideal world. For example, here are some of the things Max has told me about Beedy in the last three days:

• Beedy goes to the doctor, and she is a nice doctor. But there are no shots or medicines.

• Beedy lives next door to Addison and Preston. He gets to see them every day. Oh yeah, and "actually, Uncle Jacob lives next to him, too."

• Beedy goes to the park, and there is a swimming pool right by the park. After he swims, he gets cookies and Kool-Aid for a snack.

I'm wondering how long Beedy will stick around. He's a pretty interesting figment of Max's imagination.... and offers quite an insightful look at what's going on in my child's mind.


Stephanie said...

That's great. Keep us updated on Beedy's status.

Cindy McLean said...

Not only did Melissa have a friend,Sally....she had a last name too! Sally Mickel!!! :)

Hannah said...

I found your blog from Sarah S's. Please do post pictures from this weekend, when Beedy and Uncle Jacob both get to hang out with Maximus! Hope it's a wonderful time.