Around 2:30 am Saturday morning, I heard a noise from Philip’s room. I had remembered to check the alarm clock before going to bed (I had to turn it off), so I was confident I would be able to sleep though the night. But a different, equally odd sound nudged my subconscious into wakefulness instead.
It was a chuckle.
I decided to ignore it.
Soon, I heard a giggle.
Peter roused beside me. “Is that Philip?”
“Yup,” I whispered back. “I’m going to ignore him.”
Then I heard a belly laugh.
Philip was wide awake. In a great mood, but awake. That’s how we came to be watching Kipper the Dog at 3 am.
The episode called “Jake’s Friend” caught my attention. Jake, a sheepdog, has an invisible friend. Kipper and Tiger snicker at their friend until they watch a glass of lemonade disappear in front of their eyes.
When I was a kid, I had an imaginary friend named Curtis. That’s pretty much all I remember about him. But thinking of Curtis got me to thinking of the “Remember the Time Blog Hop.” I figured I couldn’t have been the only kid (or blogger) who had an imaginary friend. So I tweeted Emily, co-host of the link-up at The Waiting.
— Cynking Feeling (@cynkingfeeling) November 9, 2013
I’ve pretty much told you my “story,” but Kelly encouraged me to link up anyway. Most importantly, I wanted to promote the blog hop. For those of you doing NaBloPoMo, maybe this is the elusive post idea you are looking for. The hop closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 20.