Being an only child, kiddo has created two sisters, Mirror and Shadow. Shadow is often to blame when she is dawdling; I think Mirror is her favourite....
Last night, she had a nightmare. Mirror's pet dog, who "had an X and an O for eyes" was playing, and broke a glass. He got glass in his eye, so they had to put another X there. He apparently didn't learn from this unsafe play and "got bonked" two more times. This was unfortunately fatal and they "had to put him in an envelope underground."
On telling me about the express-post-to-the-underworld, kiddo actually got teary and I had to administer cuddles and kind words.
tags: kiddo, imagination, imaginary friends, nightmare