Here's a recent "dialog" that cracked me up:
Baby Garfield: Roars loudly
Emma: Roars loudly, as well
Me: "Emma, Garfield doesn't know any better yet, but we should probably not roar so loudly inside, ok?"
Emma: "But Mommy, I'm Garfield-tating him."
Me: "You're what?" (Hoping for a definition in her explanation.)
Emma: "I'm Garfield-tating him. You know how he always tries to do what I do and you tell me he's Emma-tating me? Well, I'm Garfield-tating him."
Ah, yes. The often-confusing world of a pre-reader!