Meg recently learned the phrase "best friend"--apparently from the movie Pooh's Grand Adventure. Yesterday she began telling us about the Pooh balloon (her Valentine's Day present) and his best friends, Piglet, Eeyore, etc. This morning she used "best friend" to talk about some of her stuffed animals, but when we questioned her, she seemed undecided on whether a particular bear or her brother Matthew might be considered her own best friend.
Today when I went in to get her from her nap, the matter seemed decided. She was just starting to scramble off of the bed when I lay Matthew down beside her. She stopped climbing down, curled up beside her beaming brother, and sweetly exclaimed, "Ah, Dees! Best friend!"