Did you ever have an imaginary friend? Maybe a furry blue monster who hates stop signs or a chattering fairy that hides in your pocket and steals bites of your breakfast cereal? In the past, many people thought imaginary friends were bad and that they indicated some kind of mental anxiety. In the movies, kids confide in imaginary friends when grown-ups fail to pay attention. But now, we know better: kids with imaginary friends are simply creative.
Scroll through the slideshow to see the imaginary friends that a group of elementary children drew up, along with the students' descriptions of the unique traits of each. And if you think pictures of imaginary friends are cool, wait until you hear them on the radio.
Full list of stories from KUOW Presents, May 22:
- After Decade Of Reform, Medical Mistakes Still Frequent In Washington State's Hospitals
- A Child's Account Of The Oklahoma Hurricane
- Iran Politics In Turmoil Ahead Of Next Month's Elections - BBC
- Imaginary Friends Forever
- Oklahoma Tornado Cleanup - BBC
- Senate Immigration Reform Bill Offers Long And Winding Road To Citizenship With Lots Of Roadblocks And Hurdles
- Henry Stone: The Hits Keep Coming
- Writer's Almanac
- John Dips Below
- "If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother," By Julia Sweeney
- Nathaniel Philbrick On "Bunker Hill"