I’ve been worrying about Harry (5) lately since he’s obsessed with what he calls his “pretend friends”. He has lots, but his current favourites are the Chipmunks and Chipettes from Alvin & the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel. I had imaginary friends too and I know it’s supposed to be a sign of a good imagination, I just worry that Harry spends more time with them than he does his, you know, “real friends”.
This morning he told me he dreamed about Brittany Chipette (left!):
You know when Alvin and Theodore and the guitar goes up in the air? Well then it came down and landed on Brittany and that’s how she was dead.
“Oh dear,” I said. “That doesn’t sound very nice. That sounds really sad.”
“No,” he said. “It’s okay. She’s still alive in this country.”
“Right. So what country is she dead in then?”
I think he’s going to be fine.