When I was a kid I had an (one only) imaginary friend named Mary. As I look back on it, I am pretty sure I didn't really think Mary was a real person but she certainly came in handy when I needed to change the focus of a conversation.
Parent: " Cheryl did you pick up your room like I asked you to?"
Me: "No, but Mary was bothering me."
Parent to other Parent: There is something seriously wrong with Cheryl. Perhaps we need to take her to a doctor.
Seems that the messy room has taken a backseat to their "bigger" problem. See how imaginary friends can work to switch focus. Let's just look at it as a coversational traffic cop.
Things have changed over the years and Mary has been out of my life for a very long time. Although, lately I have been thinking of the advantages of having a new imaginary friend come for a visit. Not to blame for the "things left undone". Let's face it, no one.... real or imaginary, could handle that amount of blame.
Thought Number One....Bad Drivers Make Me Crazy
Usually, when I have the pleasure of seeing one of these crazies, the offender is nowhere in sight. However, last week that was not case. I was working on getting my younger grandchild strapped
into his car seat on the rear passenger side of my SUV when I notice
Are you wondering why I just didn't back out and let her exit her vehicle with the ease and grace of a normal person. Because, I could sit there and make her suffer, that's why.
|It takes a special person to park on top of you in a lot |
that is WIDE OPEN.
|This isn't a picture of the actual cars involved as I have already admitted how I screwed up|
and failed to get it on camera. Still...this pic will give you the general
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