Loy {The Ordinary Moments}

Oh Little Man. I just love his quirks, his personality and all the little things that make him the little boy I love so much. The other day he was sitting drawing with LP, his new favourite hobby. He drew a person, like he has done so many times before and then wrote Loy above him. I think they were three letters that he knew how to write rather than wanting to write Loy, but, I went with it and asked him who Loy was.

Loy {The Ordinary Moments}

‘He’s my ‘maginary friend Mummy.’ He said, all matter of fact, like I should know this new information without having to ask.

Since then he has told us that there are actually ten Loys, all the same, but as there’s ten it means one can be at home whilst one goes to nursery with him and one can even go to school with LP if it wants. There’s enough to be everywhere, with all of us – so we never get lonely.

Apparently Loy came to Alton Towers with us last weekend – just one Loy, not all ten as, obviously, they wouldn’t have been able to fit in the car. But Loy doesn’t like rides, he finds them scary, so he stayed in the hotel room each day whilst we were out.

Loy is now a constant topic of conversation. He is a permanent feature in our lives and Little Man talks about him all the time. Loy has even got a dog now – also called Loy. It’s entertaining and a little bit creepy but Little Man seems to love having Loy around and if it’s ok by him then it’s fine by me too.

Imaginary friends – not something I ever expected to have in my life but it looks like Loy, all ten of him, is here to stay.

If you have an ordinary moment this week, come and link up with myself and Katie – we love reading your posts each week.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I’ve always struggled with imaginary play and never really did it when I was younger so I often wonder whether J will do it. This is so interesting to read and is adorable x

  2. We have never had imaginary friends here, well yet. My sister had so many, I always find them equal amounts of cute and creepy (I am unsure if kids are really seeing someone). Although 10 Lots maybe not.

    Kids imaginations are the best though xx

  3. This is so sweet, lovely and a bit creepy all rolled into one!!! I’ve not had much experience with imaginary friends. I knew 1 little boy had one and it used to creep me out when he would say he’s just stood near me or something. I guess I immediately think of ghosts, bit of course it’s not!!! If it makes them happy and gives them comfort it’s all good fun x

  4. Bless him, I’m reading a book at the moment and apparantly (it is a fiction book) imaginary friends last 3 months. I had Fred when I was younger, when he left me he got married and went to live in a tropical beach haha

  5. Oh he is just too cute! I had imaginary ponies as a child – I just had to be different ha! Called silky ponies and I’ve turned out vaguely normal…

    Stevie x

  6. Aww they are so cute. It’s really funny how the little things and little moments become such a huge part of your life. They are the moments that count xx

  7. I have no experience with imaginary friends either, but this sounds mint. I love the details he has, and the obvious Joy it brings to his life x #ordinarymoments

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