Monday, April 30, 2012
Buying for Alters
For Jillian, I bought a pacifier. I found out that a pacifier soothes her. The constant pressure and sucking calms her nerves.
For Julie, I bought a coloring book. She loves to color but has no coloring book of her own. She likes to color and give her pictures to Doc.
For Jackie, I bought a toy. It was a little remote control car with a "My Little Pony" to go with it. Jackie hasn't used her car yet. She is upset about that. I promised her tomorrow she could use it and play all day.
Of course they all were with me and picked out what they wanted. Jackie was the most difficult. She looked and looked around the toy aisle for about 30 minutes until we were able to find something she wanted. (I'm sure people thought I was crazy talking to "myself" walking around.)
They were very excited to go and get something that is their very own. It was a very interesting experience.
UPDATE!!! May 1, 2012
Jackie was able to play with her toy car last night. She thoroughly enjoyed it. I gave her 10 minutes and then told her she had to put it up. She whined and didn't want to but I reminded her that if she did it, Doc and I would be so proud of her and she would get to come out more for playing and having fun. She agreed and when we switched back it was like we got stuck. I was out but she was still controlling me. I told her to let go that it would be ok and she would get time out again. She finally let go and we fully switched.
It was an interesting experience; since, this is the first time I had let an alter out to "play" with a toy that was their own.
Just to know how happy it made her, made me want to work better with the system.