ME: Yay! Lucy, I’m so proud of you! You’re a super pooper!
LUCY: No, I’m not! I’m a pooping tomato!
ME: A pooping what?
LUCY: A POOPING TOMATO!
ME: And what exactly is a pooping tomato?
LUCY: It’s round like a circle. And red. And then it has a pointy thing on it. (Gesturing to the top of her head) Like a finger.
ME: On its head?
ME: Maybe like a green stem?
LUCY: It’s actually more pointy.
ME: Like a hat?
ME: And it poops.
ME: And you’re the pooping tomato?
LUCY: No. You are!
ME: I am?
LUCY: You have a pointy head. And you are red like a tomato. And you are round like a ball.
LUCY: A lot of things are round, Mommy. Noses are round. Like this (pantomimes a circle). Noses are right behind our eyes. See them? (Points to her nose) Right here.
ME: I’m not sure that our noses are behind our eyes.
LUCY: Yes, they are. Our noses are just in the middle of our eyes. See? (Points to nose again)
LUCY: Remember, the pooping tomato doesn’t have a nose. It doesn’t have legs. It doesn’t have anything.
ME: So it can’t smell a stinky poo or run away from it?
LUCY (laughing at me): Mommy, you’re so silly.
ME: Yes, I’m definitely the silly one here.