Betty has a growing army of imaginary friends. Tom said he lay awake in bed last night trying to spell their names, which in a couple of cases he has said is pretty much impossible. This is the best he could come up with:
Bah-bh’-bhar, Eyeguy, Row and Baby.
Bah-bh’-bhar seems to be her favourite and apparently lives in her bedroom curtains. He talks with a deep voice and she often has fascinating conversations with him in the middle of the night, heard by us on the baby monitor.
Row is her least favourite. He lives in the wall next to her bed and makes noises at night time. He seems to have monster-like tendencies, and he frightens her a little bit.
Eyeguy often gets the blame for things that Betty has done. For example, Betty poked me in the arm rather hard the other day and when I said ‘OW that really hurt’ Betty said ‘It wasn’t me it was Eyeguy’.
And as for Baby – there doesn’t seem to be a distinction between Betty and Baby – they are the same person it seems. And it seems to be her way of speaking about herself in the third person. For example, she’ll say ‘Baby doesn’t like tomatoes’ or ‘Baby would like lots of sweets’ or ‘Baby has just fallen over’.
It often gets very confusing and difficult to follow when there is a five way conversation going on, specially when four of the five people are imaginary.