So, I think I've written before how Kate has a tendency to be quite literal. A while back, I realized that I am the only one who ever works with her in pointing out people's names. If I ask her, "where's Dadda," she'll happily point to John and yell "Daddee!" (emphasis on the ee). She can point out Evan, Oliver, Willa, both of the dogs, and the cat. But, when you ask her, "where's mamma?" she'll point right to her own chest and repeat, "mamma." This is because I, as the only one who ever tries to point myself out, always point my finger to my chest when trying to demonstrate who mamma is. So she imitates me.
I have become increasingly frustrated with this, and have spent much effort in the past few weeks trying to correct her, usually saying a firm "No" whenever she points to herself and says mamma. So one day I asked her "where's mamma" and she looked right at me and said, "Nnnnoooo!" I mean, said it with feeling, shaking her head and pointing her finger at me (I don't know where she got that one!) So now she has a new favorite word. And if you want to hear her say it, don't ask her to say "No", just ask her where mamma is.
I think I give up. She'll figure it out when she wants to borrow the keys to the car, right?