But last night, daddy took our story time before bed and showed me photos. And he kept saying, "that's you" and "that's me" as we flipped through them. So, when I saw a picture of daddy, I said "me!" because that's what he had been saying. Ans when I saw a picture of the little boy, I said "you." Daddy said, "no, not quite."
"You would say 'that's me' (pointing to me) and you would say 'that's you,' (pointing to himself). And I would say 'me' (pointing to himself) and 'you' (pointing to me)." I was totally confused. Finally, I just tried the opposite of what I'd been doing, and the next time he showed me a photo of me, I said "me!" "Yesss!!!" daddy said excitedly as he gave me a big hug and an rub on the head. He kept showing me photos of me, and over and over he hugged me and patted my head whenever I said "me." I still didn't get it, but at least I know that I like hugs!
So then he showed me a picture of mommy, so again I said "me!" "No," daddy said, "that's mommy." This is harder than I thought. Ten or 15 minutes later, at least I knew the difference between "ma-ma," "da-da," and "me." I can work with this for now.
Mommy came in to put me to bed a few minutes later, and she got excited, too, each time I said "me." So, I think I'm onto something. I'll keep trying this new word and see what's next.