Monday, July 11, 2011

Imaginary Frenemy


Kyle has a special friend named Dyle. He's a small bird that hangs out with Kyle during the day. He likes to push all the buttons in the car, and usually snuggles with him while he sleeps. He's also imaginary (in case I forgot to mention). Seems harmless, but as it turns out, Dyle may not be the friend that Kyle thought he was...

For example, yesterday, when Kyle woke up from his nap, Dyle was nowhere to be found. Which is strange because Dyle was sitting right next to him on the couch only a couple hours earlier, and normally they hang out in the afternoon. It just wasn't like Dyle to disappear like that. Kyle was quite emotional about it. He'd looked everywhere for Dyle, and the only possible explanation was that Dyle didn't enjoy spending time with him anymore.

Also, Dyle speaks English and "bird language", but Kyle only speaks English. So, Kyle can't understand Dyle when he talks to other birds, and it sounds like this language barrier might be putting a strain on their relationship.

Dyle was relaxing in the living room when we returned from dinner. But I could tell that things between Kyle and Dyle just weren't the same as before. Something had cooled between them a bit. It was as if there was some sort of unspoken trust that had been broken.

I'm hoping that they will be able to salvage their friendship, but it sounds like Kyle may have made his first imaginary frenemy.

1 comment:

  1. Listening to the two of you talk about Dyle ("like Kyle but with a D") cracked me up yesterday. Kyle really was so upset that Dyle had "left" and truly felt it must be that Dyle didn't really like him...to the point he started crying. Poor guy, he's even getting dissed by his imaginary friends.

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