Lily: [tug][tug] "What's with your shirt?"
Lily: "It's *daddy's* shirt."
me: "Yeah, I stole it."
Lily: "Oh. Well, I'd like you to pick me up, Mommy."
me: "What did you say?"
Lily: "I said I. want. you. to. pick. me. up. So you can hold me and carry me to the car?"
me: [think: OMG, that is the first time in her entire life that I've heard her use the correct subject/object distribution in that phrase.][start to get weepy because I liked the old way.][and because it means she's growing up.][which means I'm getting old.]
me: [refrain from asking her to re-state it as, 'Mommy, I want to hold you' or 'Mommy I want to pick you up.'] "Okay."