Abi seemed pretty impressed by the doll before it had a hat. But it looked too strange all bald - much cuddlier now.
D - are you knitting a doll for Abi?
M - yes, I hope she likes it.
D - Will she have lots of dolls?
M - this one should be just fine for now.
D - I expect that when she's older she'll have looaads of dolls...
What is D getting at here? Is there something which he feels he also needs looaads of? If only he were still so easily pleased, but he does have a cupboard full of floppy teddies and other odd projects which he loves a lot, and the knowledge that I only took up these hobbies when I first met him.