Sarah, Tony, Jessica – they’re the names of just a few of my childhood imaginary friends. (Yes, I had more than one.) Though they had slightly varying traits, they were all generally super pleasant to be around and only ever did what I told them to do.
“This is my imaginary mum, Grateful,” Ruby wrote next to the drawing of her imagined mum.
Holly Wainwright speaks about the reality of being in a hotel room with small children. (Post continues after audio.)
“Her yellow eyelashes mean she can see in the dark – she only comes to see me at night-time. It scares me sometimes, but I always want her to come back. She has two babies in her belly. She’s 14 but can never have a birthday,” she explained.
So, she doesn’t age, contacts Ruby at night, and frightens the toddler on occasion. We don’t mean to alarm you, but Grateful sounds an awful lot like a ghost.
Ruby, you have a ghost. This is straight up terrifying. pic.twitter.com/DM0y77CWHI
— Natalie Morales (@nataliemorales) May 28, 2018
The image was shared on Twitter by actress Natalie Morales as a part of a compilation she curated of children describing their fictional friends. As Natalie admitted, Ruby’s admission was the most terrifying of them all.
Apparently, these not so friendly imaginary friends aren’t completely uncommon, where the photo sparked a rather disturbing conversation that will indeed be the root of all nightmares for the next while.
Last week my niece said “sometimes I feel the stealers hug me in the night when I’m sleeping, but they always leave before I wake up.”
— Wawa SkittleTits (@MrsLauraRoslin) May 28, 2018
When my daughter was 3, we moved to a new place. She kept telling me about her friend who was “big like her”. I finally asked what her name was & she said “Ella…no, Della”.
Did some research on the house.
A little girl died of flu at 2 1/2. In the 1800’s. Her name was Della.
— Bianca (@BiancaRucker) May 29, 2018
Anyway, sleep well tonight everybody!