Mama Diaries

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Imaginary Friend

I thought my seven-year-old son was over imaginary friends.  I guess not.

"Mama, do you know who my imaginary friend is?" he asked.

"No," I said.  "Who is your imaginary friend?"

"Sweet Coon."


"You know, Sweet Coon, the Pokemon."

"Oh," I said, not at all surprised that his imaginary friend would be a Pokemon.  "So what are you going to do with Sweet Coon?"

He thought about that for a second.  "How about we go to Mad Potter?"

"You want to paint ceramics with Sweet Coon at Mad Potter?" 


Well, that wasn't quite what I expected, but I'm all for creativity, so I piled my kids (and Sweet Coon)into the car and drove to the pottery painting place.  My son painted a mug and a bowl, with Pokemon themes, of course.

"So, are you going to use these?" I asked looking at the finished products.

"No.  They're for Sweet Coon.  He'll eat and drink from them. He needs a cup and bowl, too."

Of course.  


  1. I didn't realize kids today still knew about Pokemon--I thought that was a 90s thing.

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  2. I've never heard of Sweet Coon, but it's been awhile since I have seen Pokemon.
    Will he get his own chair too? :)

    1. I don't think my little man has thought about that yet. I'm not sure I should suggest it. I can just see where that would go!

  3. The whole Pokemon thing confuses me - my 8 year old watches sometimes.

    I had imaginary twins as friends when I was little. They used to cause LOTS of trouble!

    1. Yes, imaginary friends have a tendency to do that, don't they? - And you had two - I can imagine the trouble that caused!

  4. I know which pokemon that is, he/she is grand.

    1. He/she/it seems to be a favorite. And what's up with their lack of gender anyway? I find that so confusing!