Imaginary friends can be both endearing and frustrating. They can help young children wade through social waters and test disciplinary boundaries while avoiding repercussions. It is much easier to break the rules without consequence if they can blame the wrongdoing on someone else.

Last night's In the Motherhood explored the subject of imaginary friends in a hilarious manner. It had me thinking about how I will handle such a "buddy" if that time ever comes for my wee ones.