About a month ago Jeff came up with a magical, invisible friend. She (I believe it was a she when she first appeared) showed up a few times over the course of a week and would often stay for a short time. Aaron's magical, invisible friend came a few times too but very rarely.
Then the friends disappeared.
A few weeks later Jeff's friend came back again. She is here to stay, it seems, considering how often she has been with us. Over the last week or two I have learned several things about her. Her name is Silly. She sleeps in Jeff's bed most nights under her own blanket but sometimes sleeps up in our lofted space on the toddler sized plastic slide. (I'm sure that's not very comfortable.) She has two moms. She sometimes eats with us or comes into the car with us but sometimes she will eat the dinner her moms cook or ride in a car with her moms. Oh, and her moms are named Miss Movie and Miss Candy because they let Silly watch movies (i.e. a cartoon on Netflix) and give her candy.
Aaron's friend is named Shiny. We don't hear much about her, although we do know she is a she. Just yesterday I found out that she is not a human being; she is a star. Aaron drew a picture of her and she was a red and orange "star" -- although it looked more like an amoeba and she may have been red and orange because those were the colors of crayons Aaron got at the restaurant.
So it seems that our family of four is now eight and it includes two daughters (one human and one star) and two moms who are named after overindulging their children.