And she told me she plans to sleep with him every single night ...
Momlogic's Julie: Last weekend, my 5-year-old daughter introduced me to her new friend Rico. Apparently, she's the only one who can see him, but he's very real to her.
She talked and talked and talked to her imaginary friend all week, feeding him, taking him on bike rides, and tucking him in every night to a portable crib. She even set a place for him at the table.
But last night, she told me she had to hurt Rico's feelings. "Mommy, I told Rico he had to go!" she said.
"Because I have a new imaginary friend now ... Alfalfa!"
Apparently she had watched "The Little Rascals" at Grandpa's over the summer and it must have stuck with her.
"But it's really annoying, because Spanky keeps calling and calling on the cell phone," she said with a roll of her eyes.
Did I hop in a time machine back to 1945? Retro!
She told me that Alfalfa will be sleeping with HER now, because she was "really getting tired of making Rico's bed every morning." (Now she knows how I feel when I make hers.)
She also informed me that she doesn't intend to share a bed with her brother on the mini-vacation we are taking today ... even though they always share a double bed when we go to a hotel. She wants him to get a rollaway so she can "sleep with Alfalfa!"
For not, I'm just sitting back waiting for Buckwheat and Darla to join the party ... and enjoying every moment. Because I never know what my Little Rascal is going to do or say next!