His name is William.
I have no idea what he looks like, but he wears the same size and style clothes as Colin, and he is going to turn 4 on the 8th of January as well.
He joined us for lunch today.
I had to put his shoes on him, put on and zip up his jacket, and buckle him in to the seat of the car.
I had to tell Landon to stop "touching him" in the car, and then explain to Colin that William didn't mind if Landon did when he wouldn't stop.
Yes, William is Colin's new imaginary friend.
Thank God the guy behind the counter at Panera Bread understood this when we ordered his "imaginary cinnamon crunch bagel" for him at lunch today.
Colin was absolutely thrilled when he placed it on the plate along with his blueberry muffin. He was even kind enough to use tissue paper so as not to transfer imaginary germs to William's food.
Just when I've given up on the world, I'm surprised at the kindness of strangers who seem to "get" that you're only a child once.
Thank you Panera Bread employee....you made my kid's day.