Caroline has a number of unusual imaginary friends. First, there is the man in the woods. Stories about the man in the woods always begin like this: "Did you know? Yesterday I met a man in the woods?" The first time she launched into a story like this, we had no idea it was made up, and were quite scared. Now we are used to the man in the woods. Stories about the man in the woods usually only last a sentence or two after "Yesterday I met a man in the woods." Molly has noticed, though, that the man in the woods is always doing something transgressive or reversed from the way Caroline has to do things. Some typical man in the woods stories:
Did you know? Yesterday I met a man in the woods? And he goes to sleep at wake up time and wakes up at bed time.There is some overlap between the man in the woods and Caroline's other unusual imaginary friends: her boyfriends. Just today she was saying that her boyfriends have a car with eight carseats, and they all like to ride around together, because they like being with each other. Her boyfriends are always rulebreakers, and sometimes she specifically says the man in the woods is her boyfriend.
Did you know? Yesterday I met a man in the woods? And he has treats without eathing any fruit.
I think this means she is going to have a thing for bad boys when she gets older.