What Would Your Talking Doll Say?
So, here's a list of the things I think my doll would say (I asked Dan to help me with this. I'll mark his suggestions with an asterick vs. my own perceptions of what I say often):
I don't like it (or, I don't feel like it. Or, I don't want to)*
Look at that dog!
I'm sorry (to strangers, especially when they bump into me).
Will you rub my feet?*
I doesn't matter what I think--what do you think? (I say this to my mom mostly)
I just want to read my book.
Could you slow down, please? (said in the car, whenever anyone else is driving)
Ernesto! I'm going to smash your face off! (said affectionately, but through gritted teeth because he's so smooshable).
Let me think about it and get back to you (at work, when someone wants me to write on the fly).
Do you want me to help you cook that? or What can I do?*(said insincerely, in the kitchen, when Dan is cooking dinner for me every single night).
Those are the things I say out loud, but there are also things I think about frequently, recurring thoughts I have, and those are a little different, and always center around anxiety--things like, I am going to stop eating frosting).
I think I have diabetes.
I had a slice of pizza today (said as a confession for his dietary transgressions).
That is incredible (said whenever he eats ice cream or a piece of chocolate).
I'm addicted (said after he's had a spoonful of ice cream or a piece of chocolate).
What color is that traffic light? (which might be the reason for my anxiety in the car).
That is insane.
Does my eye look funny?
I don't care (every time he says this, I think he really means the opposite, but is afraid to say so).
Where did I leave my keys/my phone/my hat?
I missed you today.