Last month I was talking to a friend and made a somewhat negative comment about kids who have imaginary kids. I was angrily informed that my very own friend was buddies with an invisible kid at one point and that it was completely normal. Up until that point, I had never met a black person who had imaginary friends.
Such a thing was not necessary or possible for me. First of all, I was the seventh of eight kids. There were always wild, loud, crazy kids running amuck. Instead of creating invisible kids, I found myself fantasizing about being the only child. Nothing against my fam, but peace and quiet were hard to come by.
Secondly, I would have gotten my ass kicked if my father found me talking to invisible people (Not to mention all the hell I would have caught from older siblings). Where I grew up, a parent would feel like they had failed if their kid was found to be talking to imaginary people. Most of the people I know would say the same thing. We always considered that phenomena to be a "white" thing. Like a lot of black people, I guess we considered our narrow experience as "black."
I am curious if any of you had imaginary friends as kids. Were you the only child? Were you the only child of your gender? Did you get your ass kicked?(Just kidding)
Before anyone jumps in and states that "God" is imaginary, I already know that. This thread is specifically about children and imaginary friends.