The teacher in me wants to explain that the word "favorite" cannot be used that way. Favorite means you choose ONE that you like best.
But instead of explaining my definition to my 3-year-old, I think I am starting to understand the word through her eyes. Why?
because they are BOTH my favorite.
Different... and both more lovable because of their differences.
The big one is my favorite and the little one is my favorite. They are redefining the meaning of the word.