The Imaginary Japanese Elf Friend (with a record)

As I put my six-year-old daughter to bed, she asked me to playact a story about Button, her imaginary elf friend. Cue Button being arrested. (He’s arrested in almost every story. Don’t ask.)

Me (as police officer): Where’s the criminal, ma’am?
Daughter: Here, officer. He’s being extremely bad.
Me: What is the perpetrator’s name?
Daughter: Button Kawasaka.
Me (out of character): Wait, Button’s Japanese? I never knew that!
Daughter: Um, YES. I can’t believe you had no idea.

So, my kid not only has an imaginary friend, he’s a Japanese elf who gets arrested in every story. I think we might have an HBO series in the making.

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