what it is: imaginary strangers in a child's mind
where i found it: my seed
My son is trying to get his head around the idea of what a stranger is. It's really hard to convey to him that they're not all evil, but some are and that they're not all creepy dudes in a van with a mustache, but some are. We were driving around the neighborhood the other day and he asked me if the below object was a stranger. At first it just looked like a wrapped up garden umbrella, but now I can't drive past it without getting the creeps.