3V0614.01 [gone]: first explicit verbal joke. 9/28/79
Peggy still enjoys putting things in my pockets and taking them out.
Not only does she ask for a pen (/pehn/) but she explains that she is
putting in or taking out of the pocket (pae/taet/) by saying [in there]
(as she stuffs a pen in) or [put in].
While playing so today, Peggy made what I consider her first, explicit
verbal joke. She put a fingernail clipper in my pocket, looked at me
and said [gone] and laughed. This joke seems to be a peek-a-boo
variation and is possibly connected with Peggy’s newly emerging sense
that she can be an independent agent.