3V0971.01 In my lap: repertoire of three character scripts (9/19/80)

I have tried to dissuade Peggy from reading all the time. So more lately,
she has climbed into my lap with friends, the small bear, the pink
panther, “Aroot” her elephant, and the horse Miriam received when she
was in the hospital. The animals have a very limited repertoire. They
kiss each other and eat each other. Peggy introduced the novelty of
having her bears eat my beard. When the horsie is present, the other
animals want to ride him — they quickly fall off and die. More
interesting is the third body relation. Peggy has the bear say, “I wanta
get up a you.” (As she says to Gretchen, Mimi, and me) to the pink
panther. She also has the panther lift the bear and put it on the horse.
Further, she has directed me to perform this action as well. Such play
is purely of her initiation.

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