My daughter is in a fun stage in her development. Everything has to be exact, there's no room for mistakes. She knows what she knows and you can't deviate. This is especially true of her language skills. You have to be very specific.
"Julianna, can you go put your sneakers on?"
"No, my Dora shoes!"
"Julianna, eat your breakfast please."
"No, my oatmeal!"
"Julianna, where's your jacket?"
"No, my rain coat."
You have to make sure you refer to each and every thing by the correct name or else she won't listen. I guess I should have known better when I asked her this question yesterday ...
"Julianna, is Coco a dog?"
No, she's a pain in the ass!"